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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2012
The education system has changed dramatically over the years, but the basic process still involves teachers conveying information and insights to students. The tools and strategies that help teachers accomplish this goal have evolved, and schools are continually in search of the piece of equipment that will enable them to educate more students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Influence of Technology, Educational Change, Internet
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Gillespie, Joanne S. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
Middle grades teachers should create meaningful learning activities involving stimulating literature and interesting composition prompts. This article describes a unit in which eighth graders read short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Using multiple learning and teaching approaches, they expanded their vocabularies, responded artistically to "The…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments
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Berry, James; Staub, Nancy – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2011
Adoption of technology for teaching and learning is not as significant as the adoption and use of software that is used as a pedagogical extension of a teacher's approach to classroom instruction. It is the dynamic and integrated use of software that extends the pedagogical role of the teacher beyond the traditional lecture and discussion format.…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Constructivism (Learning), Pilot Projects, Computer Uses in Education
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Yen, Hung-Chih; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Liao, Chi-Hung – Research in Science Education, 2011
The purposes of this study were to investigate students' conceptual learning outcomes and the effect of motivation on students' conceptual learning outcomes in two different contexts: a Web-based and a classroom-based instruction, which incorporated the Dual Situation Learning Model (DSLM). Nine classes of Grade eight students (N = 190) were…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Internet, Cognitive Development
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Kay, Robin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
This study examines the impact of Web-Based Learning Tools (WBLTs), also known as learning objects, in middle school mathematics and science classrooms. Survey, qualitative, and student performance data were collected from a sample of 18 teachers and 443 students. Teachers were very positive about the learning benefits, quality of WBLTs, and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Internet, Student Attitudes, Web Based Instruction
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Curcic, Svjetlana – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of instruction in information problem solving within the world wide web (the web) environment. The participants were 20 seventh and eighth grade students with a learning disability (LD) in reading. An experimental pretest-posttest control group method was used to investigate the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Pretests Posttests, Prior Learning, Problem Solving
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Wang, Yang; O'Dwyer, Laura – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 and 2007 administrations, this study examines international trends in technology use and explores the international patterns in how teacher-directed, student-use of technology is related to eighth grade mathematics achievement. Descriptive patterns in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Program Effectiveness, Scores
Loong, Esther Yook-Kin – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2010
This paper presents the results of a survey conducted with students (N=97) whose teachers have used the Web in their mathematics classes. The survey looked at students' attitudes towards learning mathematics and their responses to the use of the Internet for learning mathematics. Factor analyses were used to determine the constructs that underlie…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Games, Ivan Alex – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
This article presents the results of a three-year study of "Gamestar Mechanic" (www.gamestarmechanic.com), a flash-based multiplayer online role-playing game developed for the MacArthur Foundation's digital media learning initiative by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Gamelab in New York. The game's objective is to help children…
Descriptors: Design, Role Playing, Discourse Analysis, Thinking Skills
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Dammers, Richard J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
This exploration of online applied music lessons focused on nine trumpet lessons between Jeremy, a college trumpet professor on the East Coast, and Kate, an eighth-grade trumpet player in the Midwest. These lessons followed an entry-level videoconferencing approach using personal computers, Web cams, and Skype videoconferencing software. These…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, College Faculty
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Lei, Jing; Zhou, Jingye; Wang, Qiu – Computers in the Schools, 2009
Based on data collected from middle school students in a U.S. school (N = 159) and a Chinese school (N = 183), this study compared Internet use in school and at home between American students and Chinese students, explored what affected students' use of the Internet, and examined how students' Internet use related to their learning. Results reveal…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education