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Korucu, Agah Tugrul; Gencturk, Abdullah Tarik; Gundogdu, Mustafa Mucahit – Online Submission, 2017
Computational thinking is generally considered as a kind of analytical way of thinking. According to Wings (2008) it shares with mathematical thinking, engineering thinking and scientific thinking in the general ways in which we may use for solving a problem, designing and evaluating complex systems or understanding computability and intelligence…
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary School Students
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan; Dumancic, Mario – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research is to examine the extent to which certain sociodemographic characteristics of students and teachers, along with computer self-efficacy, attitudes towards the new media and the frequency of using the new media in instruction, can be regarded as predictors of constructivist teaching. The research was carried out on a sample…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 8, Elementary School Teachers
DeWeese, Katherine Lynn – Online Submission, 2014
Screen time no longer means just the amount of time one spends in front of the television. Now it is an aggregate amount of time spent on smartphones, computers as well as multitasking with different devices. How much are the glowing rectangles taking away from adolescent social and emotional health? How is it changing how students learn and how…
Descriptors: Brain, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Handheld Devices
Ives, Eugenia A. – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine and better understand the social cognitive effects of digital technology on teenagers' brains and their socialization processes, as well as to learn best practices with regard to digital technology consumption. An extensive literature review was conducted on the social cognitive effects of digital…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Literacy