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Coiro, Julie; Coscarelli, Carla; Maykel, Cheryl; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article presents qualitative findings from a study that examined the types of criteria that middle school students use to evaluate the quality of online information and sources for a Web-based research assignment. Open-constructed responses from four critical evaluation items were compiled from diverse seventh graders in a representative,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Web Sites, Internet, Online Searching
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Bussey, Kay; Fitzpatrick, Sally; Raman, Amrutha – Journal of School Violence, 2015
This study examines the association between moral disengagement and cyberbullying using a measure of moral disengagement tailored to cyberbullying. It also examines adolescents' self-beliefs in their competence to engage in cyberbullying (cyberbullying self-efficacy beliefs) and how these beliefs may moderate the relation between moral…
Descriptors: Role, Moral Values, Bullying, Internet
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Mancilla-Caceres, Juan F.; Espelage, Dorothy; Amir, Eyal – Journal of School Violence, 2015
Even though previous studies have addressed the relation between face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying, none have studied both phenomena simultaneously. In this article, we present a computer game-based method to study both types of peer aggression among youth. Study participants included fifth graders (N = 93) in two U.S. Midwestern middle…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Computer Games, Aggression
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Heiman, Tali; Olenik-Shemesh, Dorit – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Cyberbullying refers to a negative activity aimed at deliberate and repeated harm through the use of a variety of electronic media. This study examined the Internet behavior patterns and gender differences among students with learning disabilities who attended general education and special education classes, their involvement in cyberbullying, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Gender Differences
Bekmezci, Mehmet; Celik, Ismail; Sahin, Ismail; Kiray, Ahmet; Akturk, Ahmet Oguz – Online Submission, 2015
In this research, students' scientific attitude, computer anxiety, educational use of the Internet, academic achievement, and problematic use of the Internet are analyzed based on different variables (gender, parents' educational level and daily access to the Internet). The research group involves 361 students from two middle schools which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Academic Achievement
Sakai, Kyohei; Shiota, Shingo; Eguchi, Kiyotaka – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
In conventional information moral education, lessons often focus only on trouble cases and perpetrators without examining the level of awareness among the parties involved. This is especially apparent among students who communicate over the Internet. For example, one student's perspective of writing ill on the Internet might greatly differ from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Workshops, Internet
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Chang, Chih-Ming; Chou, Chien – Journal of Moral Education, 2015
The e-character education (e-CE) approach refers to systems of ethics education that pertain specifically to cyberspace. This exploratory study used a survey to collect 2495 teachers' responses regarding virtues important to e-CE. Furthermore, in order to identify the teaching concerns associated with these most important virtues, this study used…
Descriptors: Values, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Ethics
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Wu, Jason Hsinchieh; Sheu, Tian-Ming – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
Previous studies have identified many school variables which can have significant effect on academic optimism. However, most of these identified variables are leadership or psychological constructs; thus, it is often too abstract for school administrators to translate into real practice. Therefore, this study adopted the perspective of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Junior High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Admiraal, Wilfried – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Although adolescents are currently the most frequent users of the Internet, many youngsters still have difficulties with a critical, reflective, and responsible use of the Internet. A study was carried out on teaching with a digital role-play game to increase students' reflective Internet skills. In this game, students had to promote a fictional…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Pretests Posttests, Reflection, Internet
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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
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Dhir, Amandeep; Chen, Sufen; Nieminen, Marko – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2015
The past few years have witnessed great developments in Internet infrastructure, which have led to increased Internet usage among people of various age groups. However, at the same time, there have been some negative implications associated with increased Internet usage for some individuals. "Internet addiction" (IA) is one such negative…
Descriptors: Internet, Addictive Behavior, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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