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Breakstone, Joel; McGrew, Sarah; Smith, Mark; Ortega, Teresa; Wineburg, Sam – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
In recent years--and especially since the 2016 presidential election--numerous media organizations, newspapers, and policy advocates have made efforts to help Americans become more careful consumers of the information they see online. In K-12 and higher education, the main approach has been to provide students with checklists they can use to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Freeman, A. – New Media Consortium, 2014
"The NMC Horizon Report" series is the most visible outcome of the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within every sector of education in some 65…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Technological Advancement
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Chudler, Eric H.; Bergsman, Kristen Clapper – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
The field of neuroscience has experienced enormous growth over the past few decades. Educators look to neuroscience to become better teachers; lawyers and judges explore the literature to gain insight into court cases; and marketers consider the use of brain scans to glean information about consumer preferences. With this increased interest in…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Web Sites, Internet
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Mumba, Frackson; Zhu, Mengxia – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2013
This paper presents a Simulation-based interactive Virtual ClassRoom web system (SVCR: www.vclasie.com) powered by the state-of-the-art cloud computing technology from Google SVCR integrates popular free open-source math, science and engineering simulations and provides functions such as secure user access control and management of courses,…
Descriptors: Computers, Virtual Classrooms, Assignments, Internet
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2013
Many national anthem lyrics focus on struggle and war between nations. Some, such as "The Star Spangled Banner," focus on a single battle or incident, like the War of 1812. Others stress the bravery, strength, and courage of the soldiers and sometimes the entire nation. Other anthems, such as Brazil's, focus on the beauty and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L. – Guilford Publications, 2012
An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reprography, Instructional Materials
Johnson, Doug – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, "The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide" is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Palmer, Erik – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
All teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas assign speaking activities--for example, read-alouds, book reports, class discussions, lab results, research presentations, and dialogues in a foreign language. Effective communication is an essential skill in modern society, and the Common Core State Standards place particular emphasis on…
Descriptors: State Standards, Computer Assisted Instruction, Speech Communication, Video Technology
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
It's easy to dismiss social media as a fascination of young people but to do so minimizes one of the fastest growing trends in technology. The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently found that over 71% of teens have a Facebook profile and 75% of adults have one too. Social media tools have become the way for a school or business to…
Descriptors: Internet, Video Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Wangerin, Laura – Social Education, 2012
Technology offers three major benefits to world history teachers: an online supply of supplemental resources; access to creative tools; and the opportunity for students to collaborate. These three positive contributions vary in the degree of involvement they require of students. Supplemental resources offer or display information, but often lack a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, History Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Curriculum Enrichment
Chang, Ching-Wen; Pearman, Cathy; Farha, Nicholas – Critical Questions in Education, 2012
Language laboratories, developed in the 1970s under the influence of the Audiolingual Method, were superseded several decades later by computer-assisted language learning (CALL) work stations (Gündüz, 2005). The World Wide Web was developed shortly thereafter. From this introduction and the well-documented and staggering growth of the Internet and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Language Laboratories
Cross, Neal – Phi Delta Kappan, 2012
Classroom teachers could learn a lesson from football coaches. Evidence suggests they know more about how their coaching affects their athletes' performance than classroom teachers do regarding student achievement. It is equally possible that the athletes are learning more quickly and in a deeper way than students in the classroom. Why? One reason…
Descriptors: Teachers, Internet, Athletes, Athletic Coaches
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
In the previous issue of "Social Education," this column looked at the upcoming elections from a more general point of view and recommended websites that examined presidential election history, voting laws, and the origins of the Electoral College and how it works. In this column, the author focuses specifically on this year's presidential battle…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Elections, Web Sites
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Kennett, Peter – School Science Review, 2012
The website "Earthlearningidea" was developed for the International Year of Planet Earth in 2007 and continues with one new activity per fortnight. Activities are devised to catch the attention of students and to enable them to enjoy the science of the Earth. Many activities require minimal equipment, for schools in developing countries, but there…
Descriptors: Internet, Plate Tectonics, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Rust, Terrie – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
The nearly unanimous state acceptance of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) jolted many teachers out of their complacency. How was this major change going to impact their teaching and their curriculum? What changes would be made in student assessments and teacher accountability? The good news is…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Engineering Education, Engineering
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