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Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Today's students increasingly engage in online environments, with ready access to digital resources and mobile technologies. While much of this activity is socially motivated, the internet is also a source of knowledge for students and frequently accessed for school assignments, projects and assessment purposes. As mathematics continues to be…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Tutoring, Search Engines, Online Searching
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McLaren, Susan V. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This paper describes an action research, school situated project conducted with partnership funding from Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Qualifications Authority and Becta, the UK government's agency for communications technology in education. Based on "e-scape" (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness
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Kleemans, Tijs; Segers, Eliane; Droop, Mienke; Wentink, Hanneke – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The present study investigated the differences in learning gain when performing a WebQuest with a well-defined versus an ill-defined assignment. Twenty boys and twenty girls (mean age 11; 10), attending a special primary education school, performed two WebQuests. In each WebQuest, they performed either a well-defined or an ill-defined assignment.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Elementary School Students, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Kuo, Fan-Ray – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
As knowledge rapidly expands and accumulates, training and assessing students' information searching ability for solving problems on the Internet has become an important and challenging issue. This research aims to improve the web-based problem solving abilities of primary school students by employing an information summarising approach for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Experimental Groups
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Hope, Andrew – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace. It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting students' Internet activity. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Risk, Computer Uses in Education
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Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Sethi, Ricky J.; Bry, Lynn; Yarden, Anat – Science Education, 2009
Nearly 79,000 questions sent to an Internet-based Ask-A-Scientist site during the last decade were analyzed according to the surfer's age, gender, country of origin, and the year the question was sent. The sample demonstrated a surprising dominance of female contributions among K-12 students (although this dominance did not carry over to the full…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Sex Fairness, Internet, Scientists
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Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; Terwel, Jan – Computers & Education, 2009
Although many children are technically skilled in using the Web, their competences to use it in a critical and meaningful way are usually less well developed. In this article, we report on a multiple case study focusing on the possibilities and limitations of collaborative inquiry activities as an appropriate context to acquire Web literacy skills…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Questionnaires
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Fernandez-Cardenas, Juan Manuel – Thinking Skills and Creativity, 2008
This paper looks at the collaborative construction of web pages in History by a Year-4 group of children in a primary school in the UK. The aim of this paper is to find out: (a) How did children interpret their involvement in this literacy practice? (b) How the construction of web pages was interactionally accomplished? and (c) How can creativity…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Design, History Instruction