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Chapman-Novakofski, Karen; Muzaffar, Henna; Castelli, Darla; Scherer, Jane – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
Health information on the Internet is popular for both adults and adolescents. Providing this information in an enjoyable manner during school may provide an alternative to teacher-led education. However, there are advantages and disadvantages of "edutainment". The objective of this study was to explore these advantages and disadvantages…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Games, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
Walker, Kristen L.; Kiesler, Tina; Malone, Summer – Online Submission, 2016
This project involved the development of a comprehensive and educational social marketing communications plan designed to help educate middle-school-aged youth about information use and abuse online. We achieved our goal of enhancing digital information literacy while developing critical thinking and creative communication skills for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Privacy, Information Utilization, Internet
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Lu, Jiamei; Li, Daqi; Stevens, Carla; Ye, Renmin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
Using Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, an international education database, this study analyzed the evaluations of computer use for academic learning by 15-year-old students from seven Edu-systems (unit in PISA) in Eastern Asia. Six variables were identified in association with students' evaluations of computer use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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Herrera, Jennifer; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2015
Bullying has been around for decades; however, with the advancements of new emerging technology and devices, the ability for bullying to transcend into the cyber-world is becoming an international issue. Researchers have been intently studying the effects associated with cyberbullying to gain a better understanding of its perpetrators, victims,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Stover, Katie; Kissel, Brian; Wood, Karen; Putman, Michael – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
In today's digital age, Web 2.0 tools such as VoiceThread allow users to integrate images, voices, and responses within one digital platform, providing students with the opportunity to add another layer of meaning to their texts. We conducted this research to expand our understanding of the processes necessary for integrating digital tools into…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Ilhan, Nail; Sözbilir, Mustafa; Sekerci, Ali Riza; Yildirim, Ali – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
Research results demonstrate that there is a gap between educational research and practice. Turkey is not an exception in this case. This study aims to examine to what extent and how educational research and resources are being followed,understood and used in classroom practices by science teachers in Turkey. A sample of 968 science teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Educational Research, Teaching Methods
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Foley, Colby; May, David C.; Blevins, Kristie R.; Akers, Jon – Educational Policy, 2015
Although the topic of cyber-harassment in schools is one that has received significant media and research attention, much of that attention has been given to harassment against (and among) students. In this article, we examine responses from more than 5,700 public schoolteachers regarding their experiences with cyber-harassment by parents, a topic…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Policy
Purcell, Kristen; Buchanan, Judy; Friedrich, Linda – Pew Research Center, 2013
A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies are shaping student writing in myriad ways and have also become helpful tools for teaching writing to middle and high school students. These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Purcell, Kristen; Heaps, Alan; Buchanan, Judy; Friedrich, Linda – Pew Research Center, 2013
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these high school and middle school teachers worry about digital divides when it comes to their students' access to technology, and those who teach low-income students face obstacles…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Use, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Monetti, David M.; Whatley, Mark A.; Hinkle, Kerry T.; Cunningham, Kerry T.; Breneiser, Jennifer E.; Kisling, Rhea – Journal of Research in Education, 2011
This study developed an Internet Usage Scale (IUS) for use with adolescent populations. The IUS is a 26-item scale that measures participants' beliefs about how their Internet usage impacts their behavior. The sample for this study consisted of 947 middle school students. An exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation was conducted on the…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Internet, Mass Media Use, Rating Scales
Alberta Education, 2010
Research continues to support the many teaching and learning benefits of one-to-one laptop learning. Benefits range from improved student engagement and teacher-student interactions to the attainment of 21st century skills and the transformation of teacher practice. Additional benefits include improved student writing skills, increased teacher…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Writing Skills