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Carraher, Joan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
1:1 Laptop initiatives continue to grow throughout Nebraska schools. There are many questions regarding their effectiveness in improving student learning, justifications for expenses, and the process to guide such an initiative. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' perceptions of academic self-efficacy and self-regulation while…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Grade 8
List, Jonathan S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study uses a bounded case to investigate how students engage in historical inquiry using digital historical sources. Drawing on research and theory related to historical thinking, digital history and new literacies, this study explores how students located historical documents in an online archive and then analyzed those documents given…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Thinking Skills, Internet
Westgard, Kerri S. W. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Success in today's globalized, multi-dimensional, and connected world requires individuals to have a variety of skill sets--i.e. oracy, numeracy, literacy, as well as the ability to think spatially. Student's spatial literacy, based on various national and international assessment results, indicates that even though there have been gains in U.S.…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Spatial Ability