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Ormiston, Meg; Slanker, Lauren; Lehotsky, Jennifer; Flaherty, Megan K.; Conboy, Janice; Cavanagh, Whitney – Solution Tree, 2017
Developed specifically for grades 6-8, this resource presents classroom-ready lessons that support the ISTE Standards for Students. Use the lessons, which focus on four essential skills--communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity--to take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology. Each chapter…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Electronic Learning, Communication Skills, Cooperative Learning
Agosto, Denise E.; Abbas, June – Knowledge Quest, 2016
In thinking about teens and online risks, school librarians need to know researchers generally agree that, despite the popular image of pedophiles and criminals lurking online waiting to harm innocent young people, in reality social media use is only about as risky as most everyday social interactions in the offline world (Agosto and Abbas 2013).…
Descriptors: Social Media, Safety, Adolescents, Internet
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Danielson, Christopher; Meyer, Dan – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
For many the phrase "teaching math online" evokes a vision of teaching and learning that is not based in physical classrooms. Perhaps teachers and students are even interacting asynchronously. In math classrooms in the United States, the increasing availability of devices (e.g. laptops, Chromebooks™, smartphones, and tablets) and…
Descriptors: Internet, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Mathematics
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Wiggins, Alexis – Educational Leadership, 2014
Skills in communication and collaboration can be just as important as content knowledge and technical skills in the workplace. So what are schools doing to foster these skills? English language arts teacher Alexis Wiggins adapted the Socratic seminar model to make it student-led and collaborative. Under her new approach, the Spider Web…
Descriptors: High School Students, Recall (Psychology), Cooperation, Communication Skills
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Cogger, Steve – Science Teacher, 2015
The traditional Run the Football Field physics activity--in which students are timed as they move at different speeds on a football field to investigate displacement and velocity--has been updated for the 21st century. Nowadays, GPS-enabled tablets and smartphones replace the stopwatches and yard markers of the past, allowing students to collect…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Maguth, Brad M. – Social Studies, 2013
Over 75 percent of teens have a cell phone, and today's youth are increasingly turning to their cell phones to communicate and access information (Pew Internet 2009). As teens gain access and use mobile devices outside of the classroom, there's been a growing movement for teachers to enlist the digital tools students really use and are…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Studies, Educational Technology
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Lu, Jingyan; Deng, Liping – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
This study examined how students in a Hong Kong high school used Diigo, an online annotation tool, to support their argumentative reading activities. Two year 10 classes, a high-performance class (HPC) and an ordinary-performance class (OPC), highlighted passages of text and wrote and attached sticky notes to them to clarify argumentation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Persuasive Discourse, Reading
Stevens, Ken – Online Submission, 2013
The proliferation of Internet-based networks linking small schools in rural communities in some countries challenges the appropriateness of teaching exclusively in the closed environments of traditional classrooms. The development of Internet-based school networks, facilitating the creation of virtual classes, has implications for the professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Jimoyiannis, Athanassios; Tsiotakis, Panagiotis; Roussinos, Dimitrios; Siorenta, Anastasia – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Web 2.0 has captured the interest and the imagination of both educators and researchers while it is expected to exert a significant impact on instruction and learning, in the context of the 21st century education. Hailed as an open collaborative learning space, many questions remain unanswered regarding the appropriate teacher preparation and the…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Computer Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
Schoenbach, Ruth; Greenleaf, Cynthia; Murphy, Lynn – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Features of this book include: (1) Based on the Reading Apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Textbooks, Reading Improvement, Reading Achievement
Savage, Jonathan; McGoun, Clive – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
The media has a huge impact on how we view society and the world, and new technologies continue to transform the way in which we work and learn. It is therefore essential that young people can engage critically in their consumption of media and the internet and are able to make informed decisions about the technologies they use. This book explores…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Creative Thinking, Educational Opportunities, Internet
Spillane, Lee Ann – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
By now we've all seen examples of Wordle, the technology app that converts chunks of text into a word cloud featuring words of different sizes according to their prevalence in the text. But you haven't seen the real power of Wordle until you've seen Lee Ann Spillane's high school students use it to analyze patterns and symbolism in The Great…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Reading, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
Kuhn, Barbel, Ed.; Cavana, Maria Luisa Perez, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Using constructivist principles and autonomous learning techniques the ELP has pioneered innovative and cutting edge approaches to learning languages that can be applied to learning across the spectrum. Although articles on the success of the ELP project have appeared in some academic journals, "Perspectives from the European Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Independent Study, Educational Innovation
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Lindquist, David H. – American Secondary Education, 2011
Holocaust education requires teachers to carefully determine which instructional approaches ensure effective teaching of the subject while avoiding potential difficulties. The article identifies several complicating factors that must be considered when making pedagogical decisions. It then examines five methodological approaches that can be used…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Internet
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