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Crompton, Helen; Goodhand, Lynne; Wells, Susan – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2011
Grey Culbreth Middle School in North Carolina did not have enough computers to give students reasonable access to the Internet, so administrators implemented a one-to-one iPod touch program. Now every student is connected. This article describes the implementation of this program, the problems encountered and the positive reactions from the staff.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Middle School Students, Access to Computers, Internet
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Okolo, Cynthia M.; Englert, Carol Sue; Bouck, Emily C.; Heutsche, Anne; Wang, Hequn – Remedial and Special Education, 2011
History is an important but often overlooked content area for all students in this current era of accountability. Yet instruction in history can help students become problem solvers and learn to make interpretations from multiple perspectives. This article reports the results of a pilot study examining history learning across three groups of…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Mild Disabilities, Museums
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
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DeVoe, Jill; Murphy, Christina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
In school year 2008-09, some 7,066,000 U.S. students ages 12 through 18, or 28.0 percent of all such students, reported they were bullied at school, and about 1,521,000, or 6.0 percent, reported they were cyber-bullied anywhere (i.e., on or off school property). These Web Tables use data from the 2009 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Bullying
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Broderick, Zachary; O'Connor, Christine; Mulcahy, Courtney; Heffernan, Neil; Heffernan, Christina – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2011
This study demonstrates the ability of an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) to increase parental engagement in student learning. A parent notification feature was developed for the web-based ASSISTment ITS that allows parents to log into their own accounts and access detailed data about their students' performance. Parents from a local middle…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Program Effectiveness, Internet
Sahin, Sami; Alkan, Ayse – Online Submission, 2011
We aimed to explore 8th grade students' computer use in this research. We carried out the research at Yasar Dogu Elementary School in Kavak, a district of Samsun province in Turkey. We implemented semi-structured interviews to collect the data. We selected our sample from among volunteers of 3 different classes, striving to select students with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 8, Elementary School Students, Computer Use
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Atici, Bunyamin; Polat, Oznur Cevik – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of the instructional usage of the online tools on the student success and opinions in Science Education. This study, in which it tried to determine the influence of the instructional usages of the tools on the student achievement and opinions, is designed as an experimental study with the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Opinions
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Kite, Stacey L.; Gable, Robert; Filippelli, Lawrence – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2010
Cyberbullying and threats of Internet predators, not to mention the enduring consequences of postings, may lead to dangerous, unspeakable consequences. Cyberbullying and threats of Internet predators through social networking sites and instant messaging programs are initiating numerous problems for parents, school administrators, and law…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Bullying, Social Networks, Internet
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Mason, Lucia; Boldrin, Angela; Ariasi, Nicola – Metacognition and Learning, 2010
This study examined epistemic metacognition as a reflective activity about knowledge and knowing in the context of online information searching on the Web, and whether it was related to prior knowledge on the topic, study approach, and domain-specific beliefs about science. In addition, we investigated whether Internet-based learning was…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Metacognition, Grade 8, Internet
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
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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