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Grifenhagen, Jill F.; Barnes, Erica M.; Collins, Molly F.; Dickinson, David K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Decades of research have identified features of classrooms and teachers' talk that are associated with children's language growth. Unfortunately, much of this work has not yet translated to widespread practice in early childhood classrooms. Given the important contributions that early language development makes to later academic achievement,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Educational Research
Bognar, Branko; Šimic, Vesna – Online Submission, 2014
This article presents an action research, which aimed to improve pupils' literary creativity and enable them to use computers connected to the internet. The study was conducted in a small district village school in Croatia. Creating a pupils' internet magazine appeared to be an excellent way for achieving the educational aims of almost all…
Descriptors: Action Research, Electronic Publishing, Internet, Electronic Journals
Allen, Diedre Dale – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to create a valid and reliable survey to measure third through fifth grade students' attitudes toward reading across three mediums: print, e-reader, and Internet. The theoretical framework pulls from self-determination theory and affective models to guide the development of a survey intended for use with intermediate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games
Mikk, Jaan, Ed.; Veisson, Marika, Ed.; Luik, Piret, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
The papers in this collection contribute to the understanding of several aspects of lifelong learning. Two papers highlight the characteristics of reflection among teachers including self-evaluation and blogging. Two other papers study cooperation in lifelong learning--one, the impact of communities on professional learning among university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Reflection, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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van Dijken, Marianne J.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
The Dutch website Bereslim (http:// www.bereslim.nl) provides digital picture storybooks for three- to seven-year-olds for daily use. The present study investigates whether this new opportunity to enhance linguistic development actively assists preschool children from low- and high-educated families in an equal manner. We looked closely at the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Learning
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Lynch, Meghan – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
Social media sites, such as message boards and blogs, provide innovative data sources for researchers as these sites feature people sharing advice and discussing issues in a public arena. Research has found the online context can encourage people to reveal more information than do such traditional methods as interviews or focus groups. However,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Methods, Internet
Troia, Gary A., Ed.; Shankland, Rebecca K., Ed.; Heintz, Anne, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2010
What are the most effective methods for teaching writing across grade levels and student populations? What kind of training do teachers need to put research-validated methods into practice? This unique volume combines the latest writing research with clear-cut recommendations for designing high-quality professional development efforts. Prominent…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Self Efficacy, Educational Change, Writing Teachers
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Roskos, Kathleen; Brueck, Jeremy; Widman, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2009
Toward the goal of better e-book design to support early literacy learning, this study investigates analytic tools for examining design qualities of e-books for young children. Three research-based analytic tools related to e-book design were applied to a mixed genre collection of 50 e-books from popular online sites. Tool performance varied…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Reading Materials