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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
White, David A. – Gifted Child Today, 2010
The author has been aware for some time that undergraduates typically turn to the Internet first to seek information and sources for any assignment that requires research. A few swift keystrokes and worlds of data appear on screen, ready for instant viewing. For youthful gifted students of today, accessing information on the Internet is as natural…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Critical Thinking, Internet, Higher Education
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Hohlfeld, Tina N.; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2010
This article provides an overview of the development and validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST[superscript 2]L). Developing valid and reliable objective performance measures for monitoring technology literacy is important to all organizations charged with equipping students with the technology skills needed to successfully…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Ability Grouping, Grade 8, Test Construction
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Shepherd, Carol; Mullane, Ann Mary – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2010
Harnessing student energy for the positive use of technology in the classroom requires significant change for many educators. Students today exhibit a one-click mentality when using computers in the classroom, and are frustrated when they are not provided with instant gratification. Gone are the reading and higher level thinking skills of the pen…
Descriptors: Toys, Learning Processes, Educational Technology, Thinking Skills
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de la Piedra, Maria Teresa – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
This article presents partial results of an ethnographic study about literacy practices among adolescents living near the United States-Mexico border. The students became involved in literacy practices with their friends and family at home. These practices were related to the adolescents' interests in popular culture such as reading magazines or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Adolescents, Family Environment
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Tarasiuk, Tracy J. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Today's adolescent student is thriving in a world where information and communication technology (ICT) encourages literate practices. These practices, described and theorized by studies of the new literacies, are not encouraged or supported in most school settings where traditional notions of literacy still dominate. Students in grades 6-8 at a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Media Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, 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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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010
In today's society, writing with paper and pencil has largely been replaced by writing using a computer. Students are expected to compose on a computer as they move through school and into the workforce. Reflecting the changes in technology, eighth- and twelfth-grade students taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) writing…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, National Competency Tests
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
This article presents findings from a study that explores the nature of the Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3) educational awareness policies, initiatives, curriculum, and practices currently taking place in the U.S. public and private K-12 educational settings. The study establishes baseline data on C3 awareness, which can be used…
Descriptors: Program Design, Information Technology, Computer Security, Ethics
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Young, Anita; Hardy, Valerie; Hamilton, Christina; Biernesser, Kristen; Sun, Li-Lin; Niebergall, Susan – Professional School Counseling, 2009
This article describes a middle school counseling department's journey and commitment to use data to seek more effective and efficient ways to provide comprehensive school counseling services to its diverse student population. Specifically, the study details the process used to design focused accountability questions that measured the…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Intervention, Bullying, School Counseling
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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
Lai, Cheng Fei; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2009
In this technical report, we describe the development and piloting of a series of mathematics progress monitoring measures intended for use with students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. These measures, available as part of easyCBM[TM], an online progress monitoring assessment system, were developed in 2007 and 2008 and administered to…
Descriptors: Grade 8, General Education, Response to Intervention, Access to Education
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The easy availability of both web-based communication tools and classroom internet access presents teachers with myriad ways to engage their students in projects with kids all over the globe. Two teachers--English teacher Hagit Goldstein in Israel and Spanish teacher Allison Baugher in the US--were connecting students through an online classroom…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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Moreillon, Judi – Teacher Librarian, 2009
In the 2007-2008 school year, Jennifer Hunt, language arts teacher for the 8th grade pre-Advanced Placement class wondered how she could harness the power of Web 2.0 tools to develop her students' literacy skills and deepen their engagement with literature and ideas. To that end, she wrote a successful Qwest Arizona Technology in Education…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 8, Educational Technology, Grants
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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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