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McGrew, Sarah; Breakstone, Joel; Ortega, Teresa; Smith, Mark; Wineburg, Sam – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
To be an informed citizen in today's information-rich environment, individuals must be able to evaluate information they encounter on the Internet. However, teachers currently have limited options if they want to assess students' evaluations of digital content. In response, we created a range of short tasks that assess students' "civic online…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Computer Software, Student Attitudes
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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Petty, Teresa; Wang, Weichao; Wilkins, Patti – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Cyber bullying, digital identity, impact of digital footprints, and use of inappropriate social media are topics that are gaining attention in K-12 schools. As more schools and school districts are implementing 1-1 and "bring your own technology" initiatives, attention to these topics is becoming increasingly important. A total of 593…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Media, Student Surveys, Bullying
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Earle, James E.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
The main objective of this research was to use learning environment and attitude scales in evaluating online resource materials for supporting a traditional mathematics curriculum. The sample consisted of 914 middle-school students in 49 classes. A second research focus was the validation of the chosen learning environment questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Chapman-Novakofski, Karen; Muzaffar, Henna; Castelli, Darla; Scherer, Jane – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
Health information on the Internet is popular for both adults and adolescents. Providing this information in an enjoyable manner during school may provide an alternative to teacher-led education. However, there are advantages and disadvantages of "edutainment". The objective of this study was to explore these advantages and disadvantages…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Games, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Semerci, Ali – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This study aimed to examine middle school students' views on text bullying in regard to gender, grade level, reactions to bullying and frequency of internet use. The participating 872 students were selected through simple random sampling method among 525 schools located in central Ankara. The data were collected via a questionnaire and a survey…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Telecommunications
Abdüsselam, Mustafa Serkan; Yildiz, Cemalettin; Göl, Resül – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to determine middle and secondary school students' approaches related to computers and internet. To achieve this aim a form consisted of 8 open-ended questions was used. The implementation was carried out to 322 middle school and 161 secondary school students in Trabzon and Giresun cities on 2015-2016 school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Bussey, Kay; Fitzpatrick, Sally; Raman, Amrutha – Journal of School Violence, 2015
This study examines the association between moral disengagement and cyberbullying using a measure of moral disengagement tailored to cyberbullying. It also examines adolescents' self-beliefs in their competence to engage in cyberbullying (cyberbullying self-efficacy beliefs) and how these beliefs may moderate the relation between moral…
Descriptors: Role, Moral Values, Bullying, Internet
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Mancilla-Caceres, Juan F.; Espelage, Dorothy; Amir, Eyal – Journal of School Violence, 2015
Even though previous studies have addressed the relation between face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying, none have studied both phenomena simultaneously. In this article, we present a computer game-based method to study both types of peer aggression among youth. Study participants included fifth graders (N = 93) in two U.S. Midwestern middle…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Computer Games, Aggression
Bekmezci, Mehmet; Celik, Ismail; Sahin, Ismail; Kiray, Ahmet; Akturk, Ahmet Oguz – Online Submission, 2015
In this research, students' scientific attitude, computer anxiety, educational use of the Internet, academic achievement, and problematic use of the Internet are analyzed based on different variables (gender, parents' educational level and daily access to the Internet). The research group involves 361 students from two middle schools which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Academic Achievement
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Herrera, Jennifer; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2015
Bullying has been around for decades; however, with the advancements of new emerging technology and devices, the ability for bullying to transcend into the cyber-world is becoming an international issue. Researchers have been intently studying the effects associated with cyberbullying to gain a better understanding of its perpetrators, victims,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Tynes, Brendesha M.; Del Toro, Juan; Lozada, Fantasy T. – School Psychology Review, 2015
Online racial discrimination experiences often reflect attacks on the humanity and intelligence of members of specific racial groups (e.g., African Americans and Latinos). Such experiences may have detrimental effects on academic outcomes over time. Changes in reports of online racial discrimination and academic motivation were examined among a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Racial Bias
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Hinduja, Sameer; Patchin, Justin W. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Cyberbullying is a problem affecting a meaningful proportion of youth as they embrace online communication and interaction. Research has identified a number of real-world negative ramifications for both the targets and those who bully. During adolescence, many behavioral choices are influenced and conditioned by the role of major socializing…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Influences, Middle School Students, Secondary School Students
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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Davis, Katie; James, Carrie – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
There is considerable debate about young people's concern for privacy today, given their frequent use of social media to share information and other content about themselves and others. While researchers have investigated the online privacy practices of teens and emerging adults, relatively little is known about the attitudes and behaviors of…
Descriptors: Privacy, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Preadolescents
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