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Frydenberg, Mark – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Connecting ordinary devices to the Internet is a defining characteristic of the Internet of Things. In this hands-on lab activity, students will connect a wireless doorbell to the Internet using a Raspberry Pi computer. By modifying and running a program on the Raspberry Pi to send an email or text message notifying a recipient that someone is at…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Danielson, Christopher; Meyer, Dan – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
For many the phrase "teaching math online" evokes a vision of teaching and learning that is not based in physical classrooms. Perhaps teachers and students are even interacting asynchronously. In math classrooms in the United States, the increasing availability of devices (e.g. laptops, Chromebooks™, smartphones, and tablets) and…
Descriptors: Internet, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Mathematics
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Barker, James; Pope, Deborah – Primary Science, 2016
The "working scientifically" strand of the new primary science curriculum for England has re-emphasised the importance of children having opportunities to carry out different types of enquiries to answer their scientific questions. To promote this as an ongoing aim of primary science education, it is equally important for trainee primary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Inquiry
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Cogger, Steve – Science Teacher, 2015
The traditional Run the Football Field physics activity--in which students are timed as they move at different speeds on a football field to investigate displacement and velocity--has been updated for the 21st century. Nowadays, GPS-enabled tablets and smartphones replace the stopwatches and yard markers of the past, allowing students to collect…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Libman, Diana; Huang, Ling – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
Chemistry-related software, or chemistry "apps", on hand-held and portable touch-controlled computers such as smartphones and iPods are seeing dramatic growth with increasing adoption rates. This review covers about 30 popular and mostly free apps that can be used to learn chemistry and to serve as reference or research tools. The target…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Maguth, Brad M. – Social Studies, 2013
Over 75 percent of teens have a cell phone, and today's youth are increasingly turning to their cell phones to communicate and access information (Pew Internet 2009). As teens gain access and use mobile devices outside of the classroom, there's been a growing movement for teachers to enlist the digital tools students really use and are…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Studies, Educational Technology
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Jimoyiannis, Athanassios; Tsiotakis, Panagiotis; Roussinos, Dimitrios; Siorenta, Anastasia – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Web 2.0 has captured the interest and the imagination of both educators and researchers while it is expected to exert a significant impact on instruction and learning, in the context of the 21st century education. Hailed as an open collaborative learning space, many questions remain unanswered regarding the appropriate teacher preparation and the…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Computer Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
Malu, Kathleen F. – English Teaching Forum, 2013
This article presents a theoretical framework to support the use of children's picture storybooks in teaching EFL to adults and adolescents. The author presents ways to use these books, addresses the twin goals of teaching mechanics and culture, and includes a list of books and a wide variety of activities that EFL teachers can use to effectively…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Adult Learning, Adolescents
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Bjorklund, Wendy L.; Rehling, Diana L.; Tompkins, Paula S.; Strom, Renee E. – Communication Teacher, 2012
Most of today's college students live in a world in which they are connected "24/7" (i.e. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Unlike their professors, students are true "digital natives." Young Americans spend more than seven and a half hours a day with some sort of electronic device, and because most of them are multitasking with those devices, "they…
Descriptors: Internet, Mass Media, Time Management, Handheld Devices
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Greene, Katie – Educational Horizons, 2012
As thousands of graduates search for new jobs each school year, networking with potential employers through social media sites can help preservice and new teachers connect with current teachers, learn about potential job openings, and engage in professional conversations. By using social media sites to follow trends in education, preservice…
Descriptors: Careers, Preservice Teachers, Internet, Job Applicants
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Robin, Bernard R.; McNeil, Sara G. – Digital Education Review, 2012
In this paper, the authors present some of the most important lessons they have learned from teaching courses, conducting workshops, writing articles, and supervising graduate student research on the educational uses of digital storytelling. The guidelines described here are categorized within the ADDIE instructional design framework and are…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Design, Internet, Graduate Students
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Zhang, Shenglan; Duke, Nell K.; Jimenez, Laura M. – Reading Teacher, 2011
This article introduces a framework designed to improve students' awareness of the need to critically evaluate websites as sources of information and to improve their skill at doing so. The framework, called the WWWDOT framework, encourages students to think about at least six dimensions when evaluating a website: (1) Who wrote this and what…
Descriptors: Credentials, Control Groups, Grade 5, Internet
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Parry, David – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
While recognizing that digital access is not evenly distributed in the United States, which is to say nothing of the global distribution, one can safely say that this transformation is already here; people are already at the moment in which the ability to use social media, and particularly social media as amplified through the power of the mobile…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Multiple Literacies, Access to Information, Spatial Ability
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Gillespie, Joanne S. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
Middle grades teachers should create meaningful learning activities involving stimulating literature and interesting composition prompts. This article describes a unit in which eighth graders read short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Using multiple learning and teaching approaches, they expanded their vocabularies, responded artistically to "The…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments
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Kottonau, Johannes – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Effectively teaching the concepts of osmosis to college-level students is a major obstacle in biological education. Therefore, a novel computer model is presented that allows students to observe the random nature of particle motion simultaneously with the seemingly directed net flow of water across a semipermeable membrane during osmotic…
Descriptors: Models, Probability, Internet, Misconceptions
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