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Hostetler, Andrew L. – Social Education, 2012
The author experienced the introduction of the Internet as a high school student. Reflecting on that experience, he now realizes that he did not understand the possibilities offered by chat rooms, instant messaging, and other Internet-based communication tools to increase sociopolitical connectedness. As the teacher of an eleventh grade social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Internet, Synchronous Communication, Web Sites
Baldwin, Kristi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Traditionally, professional development for technology integration has been insufficient or ineffective for supporting changes in classroom practice. This study examined the professional development experiences of secondary school teachers in South Dakota related to educational technology in order to determine core content area teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Participation, Technology Integration
Gomez Zapata, Julian Esteban – Online Submission, 2010
This action research paper dealt with how to increase motivation towards writing in English through blogs and Gmail docs in a private school in MedellĂ­n, Colombia. It was necessary to explore the concepts of "social interaction," "motivation" and "reasons for writing" to understand how blogs and Gmail docs favored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Student Motivation, Private Schools
Lincoln, Margaret – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2009
As technology advances continue to impact K-12 schools, online education options offer alternative choices for both teaching and learning. Library media specialists, long committed to providing physical and intellectual access to instructional materials, have responded to changing needs in this online world. They had previously created a virtual…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Management Systems, Electronic Publishing, Online Courses