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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
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Cleaver, Samantha L.; Wood, Charles L. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Pinterest is a social media platform that allows users to "pin" resources from the Internet and includes hundreds of connections to education sites. Pinterest is a popular and trusted resource for many teachers, making it a potential way to share evidence-based practices. This column describes how teachers can use Pinterest to share…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Evidence Based Practice, Social Media
Faix, Allison – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
For teachers and librarians helping students navigate the world of online information, the rise of fake news has created new challenges for information literacy instruction. Helping students find, evaluate, and use credible sources of online information can be more difficult than ever in the current era of "fake news", "alternative…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Critical Reading, News Media, Media Literacy
Koehler, Adrie A.; Ertmer, Peggy A. – Educational Technology, 2016
Case-based instruction (CBI) offers a promising method for promoting problem-solving skills in learners. However, during CBI, the instructor shoulders major responsibility for shaping the learning that takes place. Research indicates that the facilitation techniques used during case discussions influence what gets covered, and to what extent,…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Web Based Instruction, Problem Solving
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Halpin, Patricia A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Nonscience majors often rely on general internet searches to locate science information. This practice can lead to misconceptions because the returned search information can be unreliable. In this article the authors describe how they used the social media site Twitter to address this problem in a general education course, BSCI 421 Diseases of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Higher Education, College Science
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Musser, Linda – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
Research communications today are largely conducted by digital means. At this time, however, only a small percentage of these digital communiques are archived and preserved for future use. This article provides an overview of the challenge of this digital grey literature, a brief overview of digital archiving, and the role librarians and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Role, Librarians, Researchers
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Rieger, Christy – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Recent literary practices such as surface reading or the digital humanities have challenged the centrality of close reading in literary studies. Nonetheless, reading literature still involves sustained and productive attentiveness to texts. Fostering this skill, however, can seem increasingly difficult. From paper mills, to SparkNotes, to blogs…
Descriptors: Reading, Internet, Reading Programs, Course Descriptions
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Rolfe, Vivien – Open Praxis, 2016
For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009-2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
Glassman, Michael – Cambridge University Press, 2016
The first comprehensive, research-based textbook on Internet-infused education, "Educational Psychology and the Internet" offers students an accessible guide to important issues in the field. Michael Glassman begins with an overview of the history that traces the evolution of the Internet and its significance for education. He outlines…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Psychology, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems
Miller, Beth – Knowledge Quest, 2016
This article addresses the question of what app or website is appropriate for teachers to use for classroom instruction. While most school districts have safety policies related to the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) implemented by means of software and district firewalls, this…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Web Sites, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Security
Adams, Helen R. – Knowledge Quest, 2016
The purpose of "Choose Privacy Week" is to encourage a national conversation to raise awareness of the growing threats to personal privacy online and in day-to-day life. The 2016 Choose Privacy Week theme is "respecting individuals' privacy," with an emphasis on minors' privacy. A plethora of issues relating to minors' privacy…
Descriptors: Privacy, Consciousness Raising, Internet, Child Safety
Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2016
Some teachers fear that using technology will create an even larger divide between the haves and the have nots, but the reality is that kids "must" leave schools technology literate to access information and opportunities beyond school. Teachers who do not have easy access to technology must get creative to give students opportunities to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Internet, Web Sites
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Kilgus, Lawrence; Force, Christina; Powell, Loreen M. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2016
Teaching business communication can be a challenge as students often have preconceived notions about the usefulness of the course content. The level of instructor challenges include, but are not limited to unmotivated students, low student engagement, and poor class attendance. These challenges may be overcome with the use of web application…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Computer Oriented Programs
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Barker, James; Pope, Deborah – Primary Science, 2016
The "working scientifically" strand of the new primary science curriculum for England has re-emphasised the importance of children having opportunities to carry out different types of enquiries to answer their scientific questions. To promote this as an ongoing aim of primary science education, it is equally important for trainee primary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Inquiry
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Martin, Nichole A.; Martin, Ross – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
Video tutorials are a common form of library instruction used with distance learners. This paper combines professional experience and literature reviews from multiple disciplines to provide a contextual overview of recommendations and findings for effective and engaging videos. The tools for tutorials appear in five main categories: screencasts,…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Video Technology, Distance Education, Teaching Methods
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