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Coiro, Julie; Coscarelli, Carla; Maykel, Cheryl; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article presents qualitative findings from a study that examined the types of criteria that middle school students use to evaluate the quality of online information and sources for a Web-based research assignment. Open-constructed responses from four critical evaluation items were compiled from diverse seventh graders in a representative,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Web Sites, Internet, Online Searching
Sekeres, Diane Carver; Coiro, Julie; Castek, Jill; Guzniczak, Lizabeth A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
Digital information sources can form the basis of effective inquiry-based learning if teachers construct the information and exercises in ways that will promote collaboration, communication, and problem solving.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Castek, Jill; Coiro, Julie; Guzniczak, Lizbeth; Bradshaw, Carlton – Educational Forum, 2012
This study examines peer collaboration among four pairs of seventh graders who read online to determine what caused the downfall of the Mayan civilization. More and less productive collaborative interactions are presented through snippets of dialogue in which pairs negotiated complex texts. Few examples of how teachers can skillfully facilitate…
Descriptors: State Standards, Cooperative Learning, Grade 7, Social Studies
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Coiro, Julie; Fogleman, Jay – Educational Leadership, 2011
Online resources can deepen student learning--if teachers design the right tasks and learner supports. In this article, the authors look at instructional websites teachers will want to use with their students. They focus on three types of web-based learning environments--(1) informational reading systems; (2) interactive learning systems; and (3)…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Internet, Web Sites, Educational Technology