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Sevensma, Kara – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In today's digital world the Internet is becoming an increasingly predominant resource for science information, rapidly eclipsing the traditional science textbook in content area classrooms (Lawless & Schrader, 2008). The shift challenges researchers, educators, administrators, and policy makers to reconsider what it means to read and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
Kerr, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative and basic qualitative study was to examine fifth and eighth grade science teachers' responses, perceptions of the role of technology in the classroom, and how they felt that computer applications, tools, and the Internet influence student understanding. The purposeful sample included survey and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Grade 5, Grade 8
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
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Lei, Pei-Lan; Lin, Sunny S. J.; Sun, Chuen-Tsai – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
Image searches are now crucial for obtaining information, constructing knowledge, and building successful educational outcomes. We investigated how reading ability and Internet experience influence keyword-based image search behaviors and performance. We categorized 58 junior-high-school students into four groups of high/low reading ability and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Reading Ability, Internet
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Huang, Hung-Yu; Wang, Wen-Chung – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
Both testlet design and hierarchical latent traits are fairly common in educational and psychological measurements. This study aimed to develop a new class of higher order testlet response models that consider both local item dependence within testlets and a hierarchy of latent traits. Due to high dimensionality, the authors adopted the Bayesian…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Bayesian Statistics, Computation
Crawford-Willis, Antoinette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Kentucky school districts have been charged to present an academic program review that documents the use of dance across curriculum content at all grade levels. This program review will replace statewide standardized tests for all students in the state of Kentucky and will count 20% toward each school's accountability score. Schools within the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Dance, Role
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
Graves, Tiffany Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the perceptions of middle school, technologically proficient, or digitally-wise teachers, regarding how they defined, prevented, recognized, and handled incidences of cyberbullying in four middle schools located in Southern Virginia. Data was collected using an open-ended questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
Lyons, Suzanne Shaw – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Cyberbullying among students has become a serious issue for school communities, partly due to ubiquitous Internet access, instant messaging, and a myriad of social media websites that provide infinite ways to abuse, threaten, and insult others. In some cases, students have been cyberbullied so brutally that adolescent victims even contemplate or…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Victims, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
Many teachers use the Internet and other electronic and web-based resources to engage students in meaningful assignments for independent learning, greater ownership of learning and better preparation for college and careers. The technology practices should align with the new college- and career-readiness standards (CCRS). They also should enhance…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory
Ye, Lei – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This scale-up study investigated the impact of a teacher technology tool (Curriculum Customization Service, CCS), curriculum, and online resources on earth science teachers' attitudes, beliefs, and practices and on students' achievement and engagement with science learning. Participants included 73 teachers and over 2,000 ninth-grade students…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School Science, Internet, Earth Science
Zidack, Astri Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This action research study engaged a small public middle school in the northwest United States in a collaborative process to address cyberbullying issues that often lead to academic and behavior problems in schools (Hinduja, 2010; Olweus, 2010). The specific purpose of this action research study was to address the middle school's cyberbullying…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Internet, Bullying, Intervention
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