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Kulo, Violet; Bodzin, Alec – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Geospatial technologies are increasingly being integrated in science classrooms to foster learning. This study examined whether a Web-enhanced science inquiry curriculum supported by geospatial technologies promoted urban middle school students' understanding of energy concepts. The participants included one science teacher and 108 eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Science Curriculum, Science Teachers
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Sticca, Fabio; Perren, Sonja – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Cyberbullying, a modern form of bullying performed using electronic forms of contact (e.g., SMS, MMS, Facebook, YouTube), has been considered as being worse than traditional bullying in its consequences for the victim. This difference was mainly attributed to some specific aspect that are believed to distinguish cyberbullying from traditional…
Descriptors: Publicity, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Effect Size
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Davis, Katie; James, Carrie – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
There is considerable debate about young people's concern for privacy today, given their frequent use of social media to share information and other content about themselves and others. While researchers have investigated the online privacy practices of teens and emerging adults, relatively little is known about the attitudes and behaviors of…
Descriptors: Privacy, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Preadolescents
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Burton, K. Alex; Florell, Dan; Wygant, Dustin B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This study examined the effects of normative beliefs about aggression and peer attachment on traditional bullying, cyberbullying, and both types of victimization. Cyberbullying departs from traditional forms of bullying in that it is through forms of technology, such as the Internet, which increases situational anonymity. Eight hundred fifty…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Aggression, Attachment Behavior, Bullying
Sezer, Merve; Sahin, Ismail; Akturk, Ahmet Oguz – Online Submission, 2013
With the use of developing technology, mostly in communication and entertainment, students spend considerable time on the Internet. In addition to the advantages provided by the Internet, social isolation brings problems such as addiction. This is one of the problems of the virtual violence. Cyber bullying is the common name of the intensities…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Victims, Bullying, Peer Relationship
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
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Korkmaz, Murat; Esen, Binnaz Kiran – Education, 2013
The aim of this study is to design and evaluate a peer-training program about changing students' internet use habits. This study was conducted with students from two different elementary schools in Mersin, Turkey, who were enrolled in 7th or 8th grade in the 2009-2010 academic year. A total of 24 students participated in the program, 12 of whom…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Experimental Colleges
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Schultze-Krumbholz, Anja; Scheithauer, Herbert – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2013
Examination of the longitudinal relationship between empathy, social-emotional problems and cyberbullying is still rare and the present study is one of very few. The present study assessed whether low scores of affective and cognitive empathy at wave 1 (t1) can predict involvement in cyberbullying five months later (t2). Furthermore, it was…
Descriptors: Empathy, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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
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Moore, Page Malmsjo; Huebner, E. Scott; Hills, Kimberly J. – Social Indicators Research, 2012
This study examined the nature and prevalence of electronic bullying and victimization in a sample of middle school students in a southeastern USA school. Relationships among measures of electronic bullying and victimization and global and domain-specific life satisfaction were also investigated. A total of 855 7th and 8th grade US students…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Marital Status, Bullying, Life Satisfaction
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Mitchell, Rebecca; Whitin, Phyllis; Whitin, David – Art Education, 2012
Engaging with the quilts of Gee's Bend offers a rich opportunity for students in grades four through eight to develop appreciation for pattern, rhythm, and innovation while learning about history, entrepreneurship, and political activism. By easily accessing print, film, and Internet resources teachers can include these vibrant quilts and…
Descriptors: Activism, Art Education, Internet, Art Products
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Israelashvili, Moshe; Kim, Taejin; Bukobza, Gabriel – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the Internet can serve as a valuable tool assisting adolescents in pursuing the developmentally-related need for self concept clarity. Participants in the study were 278 adolescents (48.5% girls; 7th-9th graders) who completed questionnaires relating to their levels of Internet use, Internet addiction,…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Adolescents, Internet, Addictive Behavior
Sokal, Laura – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
Many school counsellors have identified "cyber-bullying" among adolescent girls as a growing concern. In order to respond to this issue, this article begins with a new model of cyber-communications from the unique perspective of adolescent girls. Next, it explores the limitations of responding to this model, based on current understandings of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Adolescents, School Psychology
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Wang, Jing; Iannotti, Ronald J.; Luk, Jeremy W. – Journal of School Psychology, 2012
Patterns of engagement in cyber bullying and four types of traditional bullying were examined using latent class analysis (LCA). Demographic differences and externalizing problems were evaluated across latent class membership. Data were obtained from the 2005-2006 Health Behavior in School-aged Survey and the analytic sample included 7,508 U.S.…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Bullying, Grades (Scholastic), Females
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Chen, Cheng-Chuan; Chen, Yi-Hui – Computers & Education, 2012
This research attempted to categorize reflection in a Web-based portfolio assessment using the Chinese Word Segmenting System (CWSS). Another aim of this research was to explore reflective performance in which individual differences were further examined. Participants were 45 eight-grade students from a junior high school taking a computer course.…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Grade 8, Computer Science Education, Reflection
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