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Ackers, Melanie Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
The topic of cyberbullying is raising international debate and concern. Through the development and dissemination of a questionnaire 12 student researchers were supported in surveying 325 UK students across Years 7, 8 and 9 to gain further knowledge of this area, in relation to children and young people. Results were analysed and comparisons made…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents
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Sprietsma, Maresa – Education Economics, 2012
The number of schools that have access to computers and the Internet has increased rapidly since the beginning of the 1990s. However, evidence of their effectiveness as pedagogical tools to acquire reading and math skills is still the object of debate. We use repeated cross-section data from Brazil to evaluate the effect of the availability of a…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Access to Computers, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills
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Sahbaz, Namik Kemal – Educational Research and Reviews, 2012
Reading skill is a cognitive process in which the words are perceived, given a meaning, comprehended and then interpreted. The last year in primary education is a critical period when this skill is changed into a habit. As reading attitudes are important for an individual throughout the life, it is necessary to determine according to which…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reading Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Attitudes
Loong, Esther Yook-Kin – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2011
This case study describes an "out of field" teacher's use of the Internet to teach a range of mathematical topics in a modified Year 8 mathematics class. It highlights the importance of three factors for implementing a discernible web-based teaching strategy: appropriate choice of web objects, effective "virtual" pedagogy, and technical support…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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Gillespie, Joanne S. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
Middle grades teachers should create meaningful learning activities involving stimulating literature and interesting composition prompts. This article describes a unit in which eighth graders read short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Using multiple learning and teaching approaches, they expanded their vocabularies, responded artistically to "The…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments
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Berry, James; Staub, Nancy – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2011
Adoption of technology for teaching and learning is not as significant as the adoption and use of software that is used as a pedagogical extension of a teacher's approach to classroom instruction. It is the dynamic and integrated use of software that extends the pedagogical role of the teacher beyond the traditional lecture and discussion format.…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Constructivism (Learning), Pilot Projects, Computer Uses in Education
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Tseng, Kuo-Hung – Interactive Learning Environments, 2011
This study examines the effect of a Web-based portfolio assessment system on the performances of students undertaking project-based learning (PBL). The research targets were 60 students from two grade-8 classes taking senior high school computer courses. The experimental group comprised 30 students, who used the system to perform PBL and…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Student Projects
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Gable, Robert K.; Ludlow, Larry H.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Kite, Stacey L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2011
The development of the Survey of Knowledge of Internet Risk and Internet Behavior is described. A total of 1,366 Grades 7 and 8 male and female students from an urban, suburban, and rural school offered agree-disagree responses to 26 statements defining one Knowledge Scale and five behavior dimensions. Literature-based support is presented for…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Construct Validity, Risk, Measures (Individuals)
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Yen, Hung-Chih; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Liao, Chi-Hung – Research in Science Education, 2011
The purposes of this study were to investigate students' conceptual learning outcomes and the effect of motivation on students' conceptual learning outcomes in two different contexts: a Web-based and a classroom-based instruction, which incorporated the Dual Situation Learning Model (DSLM). Nine classes of Grade eight students (N = 190) were…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Internet, Cognitive Development
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Puustinen, Minna; Bernicot, Josie; Bert-Erboul, Alain – Learning and Instruction, 2011
The present study regarded the self-regulated vs. not-self-regulated function and the indirect vs. direct (i.e., polite vs. impolite) linguistic form of middle school students' requests for help. Natural data (149 requests were sent via an online homework-help forum by French-speaking seventh to ninth graders) was used. Nearly 60% of the requests…
Descriptors: Homework, Speech Communication, Grade 9, French
Hossain, Md. Mokter; Robinson, Michael – Online Submission, 2011
Despite being the inventing country of the Internet, the US is not satisfied with its current state in Internet speed and broadband adoption. Although, more students, teachers and researchers in the US use Internet than any other country in the world, it is not satisfactory for the US educators and legislators to maintain US competitiveness in the…
Descriptors: Legislators, Internet, Technology Education, Presidents
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Kay, Robin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
This study examines the impact of Web-Based Learning Tools (WBLTs), also known as learning objects, in middle school mathematics and science classrooms. Survey, qualitative, and student performance data were collected from a sample of 18 teachers and 443 students. Teachers were very positive about the learning benefits, quality of WBLTs, and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Internet, Student Attitudes, Web Based Instruction
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Pitts, Annette Boyd; Dziuban, Charles; Cornett, Jeffrey W. – Social Education, 2011
Throughout the world, today's students are being characterized as digital natives, the "net generation." This twenty-first-century student cohort is adept at multi-tasking and at using a variety of tools and resources including electronic search engines, blogs, wikis, visual images, videos, gaming platforms, and social networking.…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Population Groups, Group Unity, Influence of Technology
Drijvers, Paul – Mathematics Teaching, 2011
Nowadays, many technological means are available to support teaching, such as the interactive whiteboard, class sets of laptop or netbook computers, and high speed internet access. For mathematics education there are advanced software packages for geometry, algebra, calculus, and statistics, which in many cases are available on line at no cost.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Grade 8
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Ongun, Erdem; Atlas, Dilek; Demirag, Askin – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
The study aims at evaluating the perceptions of 8th graders towards the use of information technologies ranging from the internet and multimedia tools in socio-cultural perspective of creativity while they are doing their homework in the light of the National Education Ministry's regulation related to elementary and secondary school students'…
Descriptors: Homework, Creativity, Student Attitudes, Information Technology
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