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Afterschool Alliance, 2012
Over the last four years, the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation have worked together to identify exemplary, and often lesser-known afterschool programs across the nation. For the past two years, efforts have focused on finding innovative afterschool programs serving middle school students. This focus was developed to address the need for…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Case Studies, Middle School Students, After School Programs
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Dreon, Oliver; Kerper, Richard M.; Landis, Jon – Middle School Journal (J1), 2011
Say the phrase "Charlie bit my finger," and just about every human being with Internet access visualizes the viral video clip of baby Charlie precociously biting the finger of his brother. With almost 200 million views, this video represents just one of thousands of viral videos that form a core component of modern entertainment, news,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Adolescent Literature, Teacher Education Programs, Student Interests
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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