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Hobbs, Renee – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
The city provides a rich array of learning opportunities for young children. However, in many urban schools, often it can be logistically difficult to get young children out of the building. But when elementary children are encouraged to view the city as a classroom and use digital media to explore and represent their neighborhoods, they can be…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Technology Uses in Education, Multimedia Instruction, Media Literacy
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Social Education, 2011
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will be officially dedicated this September on the 10th anniversary of the attacks of 2001. It provides educational resources that explore the ongoing impact of the September 11th attacks and the ways that volunteerism and art aid in healing, recovery, and rebuilding. The 9/11 Memorial Museum, to be…
Descriptors: United States History, Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide
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Taranto, Gregory; Dalbon, Melissa; Gaetano, Julie – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
The middle grades are an exciting time for adolescents to explore, learn, and collaborate with one another (National Middle School Association, 2010). By incorporating an academic social network as part of the classroom experience, collaboration and active learning take on new forms, and a transformation from passive learning to active learning…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Middle Schools, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Wijekumar, Kausalai K.; Lin, Yu-Chu – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
In the study, we investigated effects of 2 different versions of a web-based tutoring system to provide 5th-grade students with strategy instruction about text structure, which was an intervention to improve reading comprehension. The design feature assessed varied in individualization of instruction (individualized or standard). The more…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Intervention, Computer Attitudes
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2010
The author reports on a move by the online social-networking site Ning to start charging for its services which has raised worries that new fees could stifle educators' technological collaboration and creativity and touch off similar moves by other companies that provide comparable services heavily used by educators. Ning, which provides a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Networks, Web Sites, Internet
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Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Wijekumar, Kay; Middlemiss, Wendy; Higley, Kelli; Lei, Pui-Wa; Meier, Catherine; Spielvogel, James – Reading Research Quarterly, 2010
This study investigated the effects of different versions of Web-based instruction focused on text structure on fifth- and seventh-grade students' reading comprehension. Stratified random assignment was employed in a two-factor experiment embedded within a pretest and multiple posttests design (immediate and four-month delayed posttests). The two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Web Based Instruction