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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
Carver, Diane – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2012
Getting students to learn new technology skills can be a challenge. After all, they know everything about computers and the Internet, right? Ninth grade students in Mrs. Aszklar's Digital Media Tools ("Digitools") class at Spanaway Junior High in Washington state quickly discovered they might not know as much as they thought. From…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Employees, Computer Games
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