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Wright, Geoffrey A.; Rich, Peter; Leatham, Keith R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Programming is a fundamental component of modern society. Programming and its applications influence much of how people work and interact. Because of people's reliance on programming in one or many of its applications, there is a need to teach students to be programming literate. Because the purpose of the International Technology and Engineering…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Standards, Junior High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum
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Lam, Chi Chung; Lai, Edith; Wong, Janice Lai Yin – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2012
This study attempted to investigate Hong Kong junior secondary students' conceptions of China before and after the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, with a view to finding out any changes in their conceptions, and if any, the factors that might have contributed to these changes. The study found that, over the years from 1997 to 2009, students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Kueny, Maryellen T.; Zirkel, Perry A. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2012
Bullying, a pattern of physical or emotional abuse that students intentionally inflict on their peers, exists throughout secondary education, but is most prevalent during the middle grades. To inform the practice of middle level educators, this study canvassed school anti-bullying laws in each state and compared them with relevant research…
Descriptors: Intervention, Bullying, Best Practices, School Safety
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Hakverdi-Can, Meral; Sonmez, Duygu – Science Education International, 2012
This paper describes a study focusing on pre-service teachers' experience of learning how to design a technology supported inquiry-based learning environment using the Internet. As part of their elective course, pre-service science teachers were asked to develop a WebQuest environment targeting middle school students. A WebQuest is an…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
Marsh, Rose M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Schools have gone through educational reforms having various focuses on curriculum changes, consolidation, open classrooms, mastery learning, decentralization, shared decisionmaking, legislative mandates and controls, high expectations, integrated thematic instruction, professional development, technology integration, and standards with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Virtual Classrooms
Belo, Rodrigo – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This work comprises studies on the effects of broadband Internet in schools at three different levels: student performance, household Internet adoption, and individual computer and Internet use patterns and skill acquisition. I focus in the case of Portugal, where by 2006 the Portuguese government had completed a major initiative that upgraded the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Internet, Middle School Students
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Taynton, Keith – Teaching English with Technology, 2012
Evidence from research into the "net generation" has shown it is not certain that there is a homogenous group of young people whose abilities to use technology are different from any other age group. With tools like blogs and online research becoming more popular in educational contexts research needs to provide a picture of what kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Student Behavior, Adolescents
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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; O'Brennan, Lindsey M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
There is growing interest in gender differences in the experience of various forms of peer victimization; however, much of the work to date has used traditional variable-centered approaches by focusing on scales or individual forms of victimization in isolation. The current study explored whether there were discrete groups of adolescents who…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Victims, Bullying, Gender Differences
Lee, Luann Christensen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) constructed by a group of 24 pre-service elementary teacher participants as they learned about the moon's phases, inquiry learning, and use of the Internet message boards as a teaching tool as a part of their science teaching methods course. The MOON Project (More…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Education
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Wang, Tzu-Hua – Computers & Education, 2011
This research refers to the self-regulated learning strategies proposed by Pintrich (1999) in developing a multiple-choice Web-based assessment system, the Peer-Driven Assessment Module of the Web-based Assessment and Test Analysis system (PDA-WATA). The major purpose of PDA-WATA is to facilitate learner use of self-regulatory learning behaviors…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Internet, Junior High School Students
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Wade, Ann; Beran, Tanya – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2011
Bullying involves a powerful person intentionally harming a less powerful person repeatedly. With advances in technology, students are finding new methods of bullying, including sending harassing emails, instant messages, text messages, and personal pictures to others. Although school bullying has been studied since the 1970s, relatively little is…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Internet, Technological Advancement
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Wang, Tzu-Hua – Computers & Education, 2011
This research adopts the Graduated Prompting Assessment Module of the WATA system (GPAM-WATA) and applies it to the remedial teaching of junior high school mathematics. The theoretical basis of the development of GPAM-WATA is the idea of 'graduated prompt approach' proposed by Campione and Brown (1985; 1987, pp. 92-95). In GPAM-WATA, when…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Problem Solving, Grade 7, Internet
Holladay, Jennifer – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
The word "cyberbullying" didn't even exist a decade ago, yet the problem is pervasive today. Simply put, cyberbullying is the repeated use of technology to harass, humiliate, or threaten. When people take to the keyboard or cell phone and craft messages of hate or malice about a specific person, cyberbullying is emerging. And unlike…
Descriptors: Discipline, Computers, Handheld Devices, Middle Schools
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Zhao, Ling; Lu, Yaobin; Wang, Bin; Huang, Wayne – Computers & Education, 2011
From a self-determination theory perspective, this study tries to investigate how perceived autonomy support, perceived relatedness and competence affect high school students' intrinsic motivations (enjoyment and curiosity) to use the Internet, and the related outcomes of the motivation. Surveys are distributed to seven junior and ten senior high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy
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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