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Sevensma, Kara – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In today's digital world the Internet is becoming an increasingly predominant resource for science information, rapidly eclipsing the traditional science textbook in content area classrooms (Lawless & Schrader, 2008). The shift challenges researchers, educators, administrators, and policy makers to reconsider what it means to read and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
Johnson, Riley Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This phenomenological ethnographic multi-case study's purpose was to gain insight into experiences of rural junior high History Fair participants as they searched for and evaluated online primary sources. Drawing on the theories of Dewey and Kuhlthau, the study examined how the participants searched the Internet, what strategies they used to…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Junior High School Students, Rural Schools, History
Belo, Rodrigo – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This work comprises studies on the effects of broadband Internet in schools at three different levels: student performance, household Internet adoption, and individual computer and Internet use patterns and skill acquisition. I focus in the case of Portugal, where by 2006 the Portuguese government had completed a major initiative that upgraded the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Internet, Middle School Students
Palombo, Marielle S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Adolescent writing proficiency is widely considered to be in a state of crisis nationally, and new instructional approaches are needed to raise writing proficiency among all adolescents, with special attention to those students who struggle most (Graham & Perin, 2007). The affordances of digital communication media, such as online discussion…
Descriptors: Evidence, Web Sites, Writing (Composition), Electronic Publishing
Pickard, Anna Marlene Graves – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Today's educators face the unprecedented challenge of increasing achievement for all students. One response has been to increase and improve parent involvement and school-to-home communication through the use of school websites. The quantitative section of this study analyzed the readability grade level of the website as it relates to state test…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Readability, Language Arts, Parent Participation
Koch, Cotton S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The importance of home-to-school and school-to-home communication and parental involvement is well documented by researchers and acknowledged by practitioners. A number of earlier studies argue that there is a positive association between two-way communication, parental involvement, and student achievement at all levels of K-12 education. However,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Web Sites
Robbins, Katherine R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Because research exploring how students with disabilities read and comprehend on the Internet is scarce, a mixed methods study was implemented to determine if Internet Reciprocal Teaching (IRT) is an effective intervention for improving online reading comprehension among seventh grade students with high-incidence disabilities in inclusive…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Self Efficacy, Disabilities, Search Strategies