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Gormley, Kathleen; McDermott, Peter – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2013
The structure of lessons where teachers integrated the digital literacies is examined here. Twelve graduate teachers participating in an after-school practica were observed over a six-week period. This manuscript identifies the structure of their lessons and describes the kinds of digital literacies children learned when completing them. Teachers…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Computer Literacy, Media Literacy, Electronic Publishing
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de Almeida, Ana Nunes; Alves, Nuno de Almeida; Delicado, Ana; Carvalho, Tiago – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2012
This article discusses the heterogeneity in children's appropriation and use of the internet that make up contemporary digital divides. Based on a survey of Portuguese children in mandatory education (8- to 17-year-olds), it relies on multivariate statistical procedures to build a topological mapping of internet use patterns. Variations in digital…
Descriptors: Internet, Children, Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Atkinson, Terry S.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A. – Language Arts, 2011
NCTE's Framework for 21st Century Literacies (2008) prompted collaboration between a university professor and classroom teacher resulting in a professional inquiry project utilizing a Web 2.0 tool, Scrapblog, with fourth-grade students. This article describes implementation of this project, including both challenges and positive outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Empowerment, Cooperation, Rewards
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Erickson, Susan; Howard, Sue – Science and Children, 2011
Participating in the Disney Planet Challenge (DPC) program allowed this author's 22 fourth-grade students an opportunity to be involved in a real-world problem: how to protect a threatened species and become its advocate. Using many different technology tools, the students informed their community about a threatened species--the Blanding's…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Wildlife, Elementary School Students, Technology
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Cooper, Sandi; Thomas, Julie; Motley, Tammy – Science and Children, 2011
Recently, a group of fourth graders joined "Pintail Partners"--a year-long collaborative research effort of scientists, students, classroom teachers, preservice teachers, museum educators, and university professors. Students and teachers followed satellite tracking data (marking the pintail duck's spring migration) and interacted with scientists…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Weather, Science Activities, Museums
Quigley, Donna – Online Submission, 2011
Thai school age students as young as eight years old are increasingly being immersed in the Internet world, and as a result, they are accelerating their learning and communication skills in English even without noticing. For educators, the ICT (information communication technology) revolution that has occurred in the last few decades needs to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Educational Technology