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DeVoe, Jill; Murphy, Christina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
In school year 2008-09, some 7,066,000 U.S. students ages 12 through 18, or 28.0 percent of all such students, reported they were bullied at school, and about 1,521,000, or 6.0 percent, reported they were cyber-bullied anywhere (i.e., on or off school property). These Web Tables use data from the 2009 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Bullying
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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
Sahin, Sami; Alkan, Ayse – Online Submission, 2011
We aimed to explore 8th grade students' computer use in this research. We carried out the research at Yasar Dogu Elementary School in Kavak, a district of Samsun province in Turkey. We implemented semi-structured interviews to collect the data. We selected our sample from among volunteers of 3 different classes, striving to select students with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 8, Elementary School Students, Computer Use
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Bickford, J. H., III – History Teacher, 2010
This paper is based on three beliefs. First, technology can engage and challenge students' thinking. Second, technology can assist students in creating quality work. Finally, computer-generated student-work can be used as educational tools in productive ways that other student-work cannot. This article suggests new ways to use old technologies to…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Internet, Current Events
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Cuff, Shannon; Statz, Heather – English Journal, 2010
On November 28, 2008, Jdimytai Damour, age 34, was killed by a stampeding mob of customers running to get the day-after-Thanksgiving bargains. Even after customers in the store were informed that four people were injured and one man died, most chose to keep shopping. Looking at the root causes of this unfortunate death, it seems clear that…
Descriptors: Life Style, Purchasing, Consumer Economics, World Views
Sindel-Arrington, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examines the use of Internet online polling at a suburban junior high school as a means for decision makers to systematically acquire student perceptions about local conditions of learning. Federal and state mandates result in curricular, instructional, evaluative, and organizational changes that affect students' conditions of learning.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Time Management, Grade 8, Internet
Swicord, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Little research exists on the nature of the interactions between gifted students and the use of technology. Furthermore, no research has investigated the phenomenon of gifted adolescents using one internet-based program, the Renzulli Learning System (RLS). Renzulli Learning is an on-line educational profile with a matching database that provides…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academically Gifted, Student Interests, Academic Achievement
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
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
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper investigated the gender differences in junior high school students' Internet self-efficacy and their use of the Internet. A total of 1080 eighth graders were randomly selected from all junior high school students in Taiwan. The Internet Self-Efficacy Scale (ISES) was developed and used to examine students' Internet self-efficacy in two…
Descriptors: Females, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Al Saif, Abdulkarim A. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The current study attempts to develop a preventive program to fend off the risks of using the internet by trying to test the effectiveness of raising students' awareness on various new technology-related issues. In order to achieve this goal, descriptive, analytical, and experimental approaches have been utilized. The program has been applied to a…
Descriptors: Prevention, Internet, Risk Management, Foreign Countries
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Hanna, Kim – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2009
Student use of computers and the internet has increased rapidly in recent years. Teachers ask what types of learning experiences can be facilitated by using the internet in their classrooms (NSBF, 2007). Various surveys of U.S. teachers on internet usage report that having students use the internet for research and information gathering purposes…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Internet, Self Motivation, Middle School Students
Harper, Meghan – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2009
The pairing of print and online reference resources is becoming more prevalent with the bonus for students and educators in the publishers' ability to keep the online information current. The availability of print resources along with companion online resources allows multiple access points that promote both choice and variety. Traditionally,…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Atlases, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Sethi, Ricky J.; Bry, Lynn; Yarden, Anat – Science Education, 2009
Nearly 79,000 questions sent to an Internet-based Ask-A-Scientist site during the last decade were analyzed according to the surfer's age, gender, country of origin, and the year the question was sent. The sample demonstrated a surprising dominance of female contributions among K-12 students (although this dominance did not carry over to the full…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Sex Fairness, Internet, Scientists
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Tseng, Kuo-Hung – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
This research explored the influence of a Web-based portfolio assessment system on students' performances. The methodological procedure adopted was to have the experimental group use the system, with the control group using conventional assessment. The study subjects were junior high school students of two computer classes. The experimental…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Portfolio Assessment
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