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Crawford-Willis, Antoinette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Kentucky school districts have been charged to present an academic program review that documents the use of dance across curriculum content at all grade levels. This program review will replace statewide standardized tests for all students in the state of Kentucky and will count 20% toward each school's accountability score. Schools within the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Dance, Role
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
Lee, Luann Christensen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) constructed by a group of 24 pre-service elementary teacher participants as they learned about the moon's phases, inquiry learning, and use of the Internet message boards as a teaching tool as a part of their science teaching methods course. The MOON Project (More…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Education
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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
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
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Penuel, William R.; Gallagher, Lawrence P. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
This study compared the efficacy of 3 approaches to professional development in middle school Earth science organized around the principles of Understanding by Design (Wiggins & McTighe, 1998) in a sample of 53 teachers from a large urban district. Teachers were randomly assigned to a control group or to 1 of 3 conditions that varied with…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Earth Science, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies