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Yablon, Yaacov Boaz – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2008
In this study we examined possible advantages of the Internet as a medium for help and support for victims of school violence in Israel. Students in sixth, eighth, and tenth grades were asked about their willingness to seek help on the Internet for dealing with various forms of school violence, and the underlying force-driving processes of such…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Violence, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Scherz, Zahava; Bialer, Liora; Eylon, Bat-Sheva – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
The study in this paper was carried out in the framework of an evidence-based continuous professional development (CPD) programme in which teachers documented evidence about their practice in a portfolio. The context of the CPD was related to the "Learning Skills for Science" (LSS) programme, which advocates the incorporation of…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Effectiveness, Profiles, Internet
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Wainer, Jacques; Dwyer, Tom; Dutra, Rodrigo Silveira; Covic, Andre; Magalhaes, Valdo B.; Ferreira, Luiz Renato Ribeiro; Pimenta, Valdiney Alves; Claudio, Kleucio – Computers & Education, 2008
This work presents the analysis of the 2001 Brazilian Basic Education Evaluation System (SAEB) achievement exam. The SAEB tested 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students, in mathematics and reading (Portuguese). We classified the students into seven socioeconomic classes, and for each class, compared the test results according to frequency of computer…
Descriptors: Ownership, Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Grade 4
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Buller, David B.; Borland, Ron; Woodall, W. Gill; Hall, John R.; Hines, Joan M.; Burris-Woodall, Patricia; Cutter, Gary R.; Miller, Caroline; Balmford, James; Starling, Randall; Ax, Bryan; Saba, Laura – Health Education & Behavior, 2008
The Internet may be an effective medium for delivering smoking prevention to children. Consider This, an Internet-based program, was hypothesized to reduce expectations concerning smoking and smoking prevalence. Group-randomized pretest-posttest controlled trials were conducted in Australia (n = 2,077) and the United States (n = 1,234) in schools…
Descriptors: Smoking, Incidence, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Altun, Eralp – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2008
This study has pedagogical implications in view of rapidly growing technological development and widespread use of the Internet in instruction. The spread of online homework sites with highly commercial aims has opened a new research area regarding the structure, aim and the significant role of homework in education. Particularly, the changes in…
Descriptors: Homework, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 6
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Langhorst, Eric – Educational Leadership, 2007
Today, anyone can publish text, audio, pictures, or video on the Web quickly and at no charge using blogs, wikis, podcasts, and videosharing sites like YouTube. An 8th grade American history class has taken advantage of these technologies to expand student learning. Students read books and blog about them with people who live in different states,…
Descriptors: United States History, Internet, Test Reviews, Technology Uses in Education
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Gao, Hong; Shen, E.; Losh, Susan; Turner, Jeannine – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2007
Collaborative concept mapping engages two or more students in coordinated and sustained efforts in the creation of one or more concept maps in order to learn and construct knowledge. It is a potentially powerful instructional strategy in that it fosters meaningful learning and group knowledge construction and helps the building of common ground…
Descriptors: Investigations, Educational Strategies, Concept Mapping, Virtual Classrooms
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Damico, James; Baildon, Mark – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2007
Findings from this study of how two pairs of eighth-grade students each transacted with a website during think-aloud sessions at the conclusion of a curricular unit on Mexico and migration highlight the ways the students engaged in three interrelated tasks: (1) Identifying and making sense of "new" information; (2) Evaluating claims and evidence;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Grade 8
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Schlenker, Richard M.; Blanke, Regina; Mecca, Peter – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2007
The authors used the 5E learning cycle (engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate) and a pulmonary carbon dioxide mystery to introduce eighth grade students to the study of chemistry. The activity engages students in measurement, data collection, data analysis, media and internet research, research design, and report writing as they search…
Descriptors: Research Design, Technical Writing, Chemistry, Learning Processes
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Kist, William – English Journal, 2007
How can we prepare and encourage new teachers to take on the challenge of changing traditional views of literacy education? Teacher educator William Kist shares a first-year teacher's story of incorporating new literacies within an eighth-grade alternative classroom.
Descriptors: Literacy, Nontraditional Education, Grade 8, Beginning Teachers
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Okolo, Cynthia M.; Englert, Carol Sue; Bouck, Emily C.; Heutsche, Anne M. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2007
This article explores the benefits of the Internet to enhance history instruction for all learners. The authors describe a Web-based learning environment, the Virtual History Museum (VHM), that helps teachers create motivating, inquiry-based history units. VHM also allows teachers to build supports for learners with disabilities or other learning…
Descriptors: Internet, History Instruction, Mild Disabilities, Educational Benefits
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Warschauer, Mark – Teachers College Record, 2007
Background/Context: Technological and economic changes have put a high premium on developing students' information literacy and research skills. Previous attempts to deploy educational technology toward these ends have proved disappointing because K-12 teachers have difficulty integrating shared computers into instruction. In response, numerous…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Educational Technology, Research Skills
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Landsberger, Joe – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2007
This article presents an interview with Jeremy Koester, an eighth grade math teacher and football coach at Alamo Heights Junior School in San Antonio, Texas. In this interview, Koester describes his use of technology in his classes and describes his dream of advancing Second Life (SL) as a distance education environment. SL is a "3-D virtual…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Distance Education, Mathematics Teachers, Junior High Schools
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Hicks, Troy; Russo, Anne; Autrey, Tara; Gardner, Rebecca; Kabodian, Aram; Edington, Cathy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2007
As digital portfolios become more prevalent in teacher education, the purposes and processes for creating them have become contested. Originally meant to be critical and reflective spaces for learning about multimedia and conceived as contributing to professional growth, research shows that digital portfolios are now increasingly being used to…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Design, Technology Uses in Education
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Horkay, Nancy; Bennett, Randy Elliott; Allen, Nancy; Kaplan, Bruce; Yan, Fred – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2006
This study investigated the comparability of scores for paper and computer versions of a writing test administered to eighth grade students. Two essay prompts were given on paper to a nationally representative sample as part of the 2002 main NAEP writing assessment. The same two essay prompts were subsequently administered on computer to a second…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Program Effectiveness
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