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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
Kerr, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative and basic qualitative study was to examine fifth and eighth grade science teachers' responses, perceptions of the role of technology in the classroom, and how they felt that computer applications, tools, and the Internet influence student understanding. The purposeful sample included survey and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Grade 5, Grade 8
Kingston, Kent J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In the fall of 2008 Westside Community Schools - District 66, in Omaha, Nebraska implemented a one-to-one notebook computer take home model for all eighth-grade students. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a required yearlong one-to-one notebook computer program supported by high-speed Internet connectivity at school on (a)…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Internet, Middle School Students, Grade Point Average
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and theory related to historical thinking, digital history and new literacies, this study explores how students located historical documents in an online archive and then analyzed those documents given…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
Marsh, Rose M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Schools have gone through educational reforms having various focuses on curriculum changes, consolidation, open classrooms, mastery learning, decentralization, shared decisionmaking, legislative mandates and controls, high expectations, integrated thematic instruction, professional development, technology integration, and standards with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Virtual Classrooms
Letwinsky, Karim Medico – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between mathematics teachers' self-efficacy and the use of technology and the Internet in secondary education classrooms. The focus was on the Internet as a tool to promote mathematics communication and literacy in the online environment. A total of 100 mathematics teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
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
Onorato, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
A non-experimental research study was performed in which the researcher investigated the relationship between principals' use of transformational leadership practices and students' reading and mathematics achievement. A sample of principals from 2,500 randomly selected elementary, middle, and high schools in New York State were recruited by…
Descriptors: Principals, Transformational Leadership, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Gomez, Diane Diaz – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The need for U.S. teachers to better understand School Violence Prevention is growing. Evidence suggests however, that 10 years and 10 billion dollars after the Columbine High School massacre, our public schools are not safer (www.community-matters.org). There has been an "after the fact" approach to the problem of school violence. After…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Grade 8, Internet
Sindel-Arrington, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examines the use of Internet online polling at a suburban junior high school as a means for decision makers to systematically acquire student perceptions about local conditions of learning. Federal and state mandates result in curricular, instructional, evaluative, and organizational changes that affect students' conditions of learning.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Time Management, Grade 8, Internet
Swicord, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Little research exists on the nature of the interactions between gifted students and the use of technology. Furthermore, no research has investigated the phenomenon of gifted adolescents using one internet-based program, the Renzulli Learning System (RLS). Renzulli Learning is an on-line educational profile with a matching database that provides…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academically Gifted, Student Interests, Academic Achievement
Fahser-Herro, Danielle C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The increasing gap between students at-home and in-school use of the Internet has been widely documented by researchers across many disciplines. After reviewing literature suggesting (1) students' online practices outside of school are significantly social, meaningful, and markedly different than opportunities afforded in school, and (2) research…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Classrooms
Welker, Heidi Stevenson – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Cyberbullying on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook has had negative effects on children at school. Cyberbullying disruption during the school day adds to the complexity of maintaining school operations, safety, and academic achievement. With the advancement of technology, there is a gap in the literature on the disruption in…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Student Behavior, Social Change, Data Analysis
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