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Thibaut, Patricia; Curwood, Jen Scott; Carvalho, Lucila; Simpson, Alyson – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
With the introduction of digital tools and online connectivity in primary schools, the shape of teaching and learning is shifting beyond the physical classroom. Drawing on the architecture of productive learning networks framework, we examine the affordances and limitations of an upper primary learning network and focus on how the digital and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Kooiman, Brian J.; Sheehan, Dwayne P. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Exergames (active video games that require kinesthetic movement) played in proximity to other players or against a gaming machine have been linked to positive increases in cognitive functioning. This study tested to see if remote exergame play over the Internet had an impact similar to exergames that are played in proximity. The study shows that…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Physical Education, Motion
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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hung, Chun-Ming; Huang, Iwen – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This study aims to develop an electronic library-based learning environment to support teachers in developing web-based problem-solving activities and analyzing the online problem-solving behaviors of students. Two experiments were performed in this study. In study 1, an experiment on 103 elementary and high school teachers (the learning activity…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Methods, Internet
Goodin, Laura M. – Online Submission, 2012
In this action research project report, the teacher researcher focused on the problem of lack of achievement of students in middle school social studies classes. The purpose of the project was to increase motivation and engagement of students by incorporating the use of technology; thereby, increasing achievement. A total of 105 sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Middle School Students, Check Lists, Action Research
Palombo, Marielle S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Adolescent writing proficiency is widely considered to be in a state of crisis nationally, and new instructional approaches are needed to raise writing proficiency among all adolescents, with special attention to those students who struggle most (Graham & Perin, 2007). The affordances of digital communication media, such as online discussion…
Descriptors: Evidence, Web Sites, Writing (Composition), Electronic Publishing
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Coutinho, Clara; Mota, Pedro – Computers in the Schools, 2011
This article presents a report of a pedagogic experience carried out in a Portuguese 6th-grade music education class during the 2008-2009 school year. A podcast was created (www.podomatic.com) and several activities were developed, in classroom context, taking advantage of the tool's potential for teaching and learning. Although the podcast was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Informal Education, Music
Min-Hsiung, Chuang; Jeng-Fung, Hung; Quo-Cheng, Sung – Online Submission, 2011
This study aimed to probe into the influence of implementing Web-quest supported science writing instruction on students' science learning and science writing. The subjects were 34 students in one class of grade six in an elementary school in Taiwan. The students participated in the instruction, which lasted for eight weeks. Data collection…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing (Composition), Effect Size, Foreign Countries
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Dunleavy, Matt; Dede, Chris; Mitchell, Rebecca – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
The purpose of this study was to document how teachers and students describe and comprehend the ways in which participating in an augmented reality (AR) simulation aids or hinders teaching and learning. Like the multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) interface that underlies Internet games, AR is a good medium for immersive collaborative…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Virtual Classrooms, Grade 7
Chen, Hsin-Yuan – Online Submission, 2009
According to government reports, new Internet technologies present readers with new reading opportunities and challenges (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000; RAND Reading Study Group [RRSG], 2002). However, we are just beginning to understand the specific complexities that Internet text imposes on the reading…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Cues, Protocol Analysis