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Project Tomorrow, 2012
For the past nine years, the Speak Up National Research Project has endeavored to stimulate new discussions around how technology tools and services can transform education and to provide a context to help educators, parents, and policy and business leaders think beyond today and envision tomorrow. In last year's report, "The New 3E's of…
Descriptors: Internet, Stakeholders, Learner Controlled Instruction, Computer Use
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Hong, Jon-Chao; Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Hsu, Tsui-Fang; Chen, Yu-Ju – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2012
In this modern and technologically dependent society, people seek to improve human performance, get higher productivity and increase user satisfaction with technologies. In Chinese society, Chinese Idiom learning plays an important role in vocabulary learning which cultural and social functions are involved. Therefore, an online game named…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Games, Least Squares Statistics, Vocabulary Development
Yearta, Lindsay Sheronick – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Vocabulary and comprehension are so inextricably linked that it ensures the necessity of researchers and teachers to determine the most effective method of vocabulary instruction. Our nation's children are still victims of what has been termed the vocabulary gap (Biemiller & Boote, 2006). This "vocabulary gap," according to a large…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Vocabulary Development, Internet, Teaching Methods
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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
Yurick, Karla Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explored the effects of Problem-Based Leaning (PBL) with web-anchored instruction in nanotechnology on the science conceptual understanding, the attitude towards science, and the perception of science in society of elementary students. A mixed-methods approach was used. Subjects (N=46) participated in the study for approximately two…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Pretests Posttests, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Katz, Phyllis – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
There are many influences on a child's identity. Photobook technology purposefully prepared around science explorations presents a modern opportunity to repeatedly trigger memories that reinforce the "me, as scientist" viewpoint. Semi-structured interviews at 6 and 8 years of age were conducted with a child who was the subject of a photobook of…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Internet, Scientists, Science Instruction
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Thomas, Jeff – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This study addresses preservice teachers' perceptions toward online experiences, specifically, their perceptions about utilizing an online science methods curriculum versus a traditional methods curriculum. Thirty-eight senior level preservice teachers at a midwestern U.S. university completed surveys about their experiences during their methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Curriculum Implementation
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Myllari, Jarkko; Kynaslahti, Heikki; Vesterinen, Olli; Vahtivuori-Hanninen, Sanna; Lipponen, Lasse; Tella, Seppo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
This article discusses students' pedagogical thinking in situations where the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has a (well-defined) pedagogical role and rationale. By analysing students' pedagogical thinking in this setting, it is also possible to better understand their motivations and self-regulation. Pedagogical thinking…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Hsu, Guo-Liang – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
This study is aimed at investigating students' annotation behaviors and their effects on learning achievement with pre-reading (reading before class) exercises and Web-based sharing mechanisms. An 8-week quasi-experiment was conducted with 125 sixth-grade elementary school students. The study shows the following results. First, a significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Prior Learning
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Kuter-Luks, Theresa; Heuvelman, Ard; Peters, Oscar – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
Despite clear European and Dutch policies about media education, there is currently no media education curriculum in Dutch schools. A survey among preadolescents (n = 257) in six primary schools in the Netherlands included questions regarding media access, fears, risks, parental mediation of television and the internet, and the need for media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journalism Education, Preadolescents, Risk
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van den Beemt, A.; Akkerman, S.; Simons, P. R. J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
The intensive use of interactive media has led to assertions about the effect of these media on youth. Rather than following the assumption of a distinct Net generation, this study investigates diversity in interactive media use among youth. Results from a pilot study show that contemporary youth can be divided into clusters based on the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Opinions, Factor Analysis, Internet
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Commeyras, Michelle; Mazile, Bontshetse Mosadimotho – Reading Teacher, 2011
In Botswana, it is common to hear the lament that there is no culture of reading. We aim to contribute to the development of more specific understanding of a culture of reading by reporting on information gathered from teachers who attended workshops we offered titled "Teachers as Readers AND Readers as Teachers: Creating Young Readers and…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Quigley, Donna – Online Submission, 2011
Schools generally have been unable to keep up with the rapid technical changes in modern society. As a result, primary school age children worldwide are becoming self-taught independent e-learners and the gap between what they know and are able to do exceeds the learning outcomes for their schools' ICT (information communication technology)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Internet
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Biró, Piroska – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
The spread of Interactive Whiteboards in Hungary has made students more curious, interested and motivated. The new digital generation claims reform and besides the traditional education they need digital material, extra knowledge since it is much easier to access extra information in connection with a particular curriculum. They spend a lot of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Wijekumar, Kausalai K.; Lin, Yu-Chu – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
In the study, we investigated effects of 2 different versions of a web-based tutoring system to provide 5th-grade students with strategy instruction about text structure, which was an intervention to improve reading comprehension. The design feature assessed varied in individualization of instruction (individualized or standard). The more…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Intervention, Computer Attitudes
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