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Davies, Dan; Collier, Chris; Howe, Alan – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This article reports on the outcomes from the "e-scape Primary Scientific and Technological Understanding Assessment Project" (2009-2010), which aimed to support primary teachers in developing valid portfolio-based tasks to assess pupils' scientific and technological enquiry skills at age 11. This was part of the wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Video Technology, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Kalantzis, Mary; Cope, Bill – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article outlines a learning intervention which the authors call Learning by Design. The goal of this intervention is classroom and curriculum transformation, and the professional learning of teachers. The experiment involves the practical application of the learning theory to everyday classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Learning Theories, Research and Development
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Mills, Kathy A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The power to influence others in ever expanding social networks in the new knowledge economy is tied to capabilities with digital media production that require increased technological knowledge. This article draws on research in primary classrooms to examine the repertoires of cross-disciplinary knowledge that literacy learners need to produce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Mass Media, Elementary School Students
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Bartz, Janet – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
An e-learning project is a balance of time, cost, and scope measured against learner engagement. With this measure, the learner is part of every stage in the project's development. Assessing decisions with regards to learner impact will contribute to a more engaging and therefore successful project. To illustrate this concept, this paper will…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Material Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Social Studies
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Hatch, Thomas; Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Leading a classroom discussion involves multiple components, including establishing norms for participation, assisting students in engaging in careful readings of text ahead of time, and modeling features of academic discourse. In other work, Grossman and her colleagues refer to this as the "decomposition" of practice--breaking down complex…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Group Discussion, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Internet
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So, Hyo-Jeong; Seow, Peter; Looi, Chee Kit – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
This article examines the potential of mobile computing and Web 2.0 technology to support knowledge building in formal and informal settings. Desktop-based knowledge building tools have limited affordances of supporting one-to-one access, learning "in situ," and seamless integration in and out of school environments. In this initial…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Urban Schools, Foreign Countries, Grade 4