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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
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
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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
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2011
21st Century students need a complex set of skills to be successful in a digital environment. Digital literacy, similar to traditional definitions of literacy, is a set of skills students use to locate, organize, understand, evaluate and create information. The difference is that it occurs in an environment where a growing set of digital tools…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Computer Literacy, Academic Standards
Sanchez-Villalon, Pedro Pablo; Ortega, Manuel; Sanchez-Villalon, Asuncion – Online Submission, 2010
In the education world, it is widely accepted that language learning is one of the pioneering disciplines in the application and use of the information and communication technologies, initially preceded by the widespread use of audiovisual resources which, finally integrated in the digital space, bring about the use of multimedia. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Learning Processes
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Pollacia, Lissa; McCallister, Terrie – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Quality Matters[TM] (QM) is a set of standards to measure the quality of instruction and design in online or hybrid courses. Adopted by a growing number of institutions nationwide, QM is based on best practices and instructional design research. To meet or exceed QM standards requires that resources and learning activities in an online course…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Best Practices, Scoring Rubrics, Instructional Design
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Kowalski, Ellen; McCall, Renee; Aiello, Rocco; Lieberman, Lauren – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2009
For students with disabilities, annual goals are the nuts and bolts of the everyday program outlined in their individualized education program (IEP). According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004, a present level of performance with measurable annual goals must be outlined in a student's IEP. Goals should…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Individualized Education Programs, National Standards, Disabilities