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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Strycker, Lisa A.; Walden, Emily D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
High-quality professional development is needed to prepare teachers to help students learn how to conduct online academic research and meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This study created and evaluated a Web-based professional development program with five instructional modules designed to prepare middle-school teachers…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Faculty Development, Models, Teaching Methods
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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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Acikalin, Mehmet – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
The Internet has become one of the most common educational tools used by teachers and students in social studies education worldwide. Although there are extensive studies on how the Internet is used by teachers as an instructional tool in social studies classes, less work has been done to explain how students themselves use and interact with…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Studies
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Coiro, Julie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2011
This study investigated the extent to which new reading comprehension proficiencies may be required when adolescents read for information on the Internet. Seventh graders (N = 109) selected from a stratified random sample of diverse middle school students completed a survey of topic-specific prior knowledge and parallel scenario-based measures of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade 7, Middle School Students, Adolescents
Pinkham, Caroline; Wintle, Sarah E.; Silvernail, David L. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2008
Over the past 20 years, the amount of information available to students via the Internet has increased dramatically. Access for students to technological resources used to locate information on the Internet has likewise increased. As a result, teachers are now being asked to teach students important 21st Century Skills, including the ability to…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Program Effectiveness, Science Teachers, Grade 8