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Goodin, Laura M. – Online Submission, 2012
In this action research project report, the teacher researcher focused on the problem of lack of achievement of students in middle school social studies classes. The purpose of the project was to increase motivation and engagement of students by incorporating the use of technology; thereby, increasing achievement. A total of 105 sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Middle School Students, Check Lists, Action Research
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Coutinho, Clara; Mota, Pedro – Computers in the Schools, 2011
This article presents a report of a pedagogic experience carried out in a Portuguese 6th-grade music education class during the 2008-2009 school year. A podcast was created (www.podomatic.com) and several activities were developed, in classroom context, taking advantage of the tool's potential for teaching and learning. Although the podcast was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Informal Education, Music
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Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Learning and Instruction, 2009
The present study investigated the effects on learning in a sheltered Internet environment using so-called WebQuests in elementary school classrooms in the Netherlands. A WebQuest is an assignment presented together with a series of web pages to help guide children's learning. The learning gains and quality of the work of 229 sixth graders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Internet, Information Processing
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Lai, Ah-Fur; Chen, Deng-Jyi; Chen, Shu-Ling – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2008
The IRT (Item Response Theory) has been studied and applied in computer-based test for decades. However, almost of all these existing studies evaluated focus merely on test questions with text-based (or static text/graphic) type of presentation form illustrated exclusively. In this paper, we present our study on test questions using both…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semantics, Difficulty Level, Item Response Theory
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Gueudet, Ghislaine – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2007
The aim of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of the possible influence of the use in class of Internet resources which offer mathematical exercises for the students' activity and learning processes. I present an exploratory study grounded on a teaching design set up in two French grade six classes about proportional reasoning…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Cognitive Development, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies