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Sauers, Nicholas J.; Richardson, Jayson W. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
School leaders around the world navigate a learning environment where most students have (or soon will have) ubiquitous access to an Internet-connected device. As a result, districts have implemented acceptable use policies (AUPs) to address the ways that students are using those technologies. In this study, we analyzed the AUPs of 75 one-to-one…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Policy Formation, Student Empowerment, Board of Education Policy
Gallová, Mária, Ed.; Guncaga, Ján, Ed.; Chanasová, Zuzana, Ed.; Chovancová, Michaela Moldová, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this scientific monograph is to show new and creative approaches to different school subjects in primary and secondary level. Methodology: Interdisciplinary and international comparative approaches were used. Now according to the 7th Framework Program, the preferred form of Science Education ( is preferred…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intellectual Disciplines, Comparative Analysis
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Davies, Dan; Collier, Chris; Howe, Alan – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This article reports on the outcomes from the "e-scape Primary Scientific and Technological Understanding Assessment Project" (2009-2010), which aimed to support primary teachers in developing valid portfolio-based tasks to assess pupils' scientific and technological enquiry skills at age 11. This was part of the wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Video Technology, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Cheung, Alan C. K.; Slavin, Robert E. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2011
The use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms has been gaining tremendous momentum across the country since the 1990s. Many school districts have been investing heavily in various types of technology, such as computers, mobile devices, internet access, and interactive whiteboards. Almost all public schools have access to the internet and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Huang, Chenn-Jung; Wang, Yu-Wu; Huang, Tz-Hau; Chen, Ying-Chen; Chen, Heng-Ming; Chang, Shun-Chih – Computers & Education, 2011
Recent research indicated that students' ability to construct evidence-based explanations in classrooms through scientific inquiry is critical to successful science education. Structured argumentation support environments have been built and used in scientific discourse in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, no research work in the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Load
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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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Rodrigues, Joel J. P. C.; Joao, Pedro F. N.; Vaidya, Binod – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2010
Intelligent tutoring systems are any computer systems encompassing interactive applications with some intelligence that support and facilitate the teaching-learning process. The intelligence of these systems is the ability to adapt to each student throughout his/her learning process. This paper presents an intelligent tutoring system, called…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Study Guides
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Vanderlinde, R.; Van Braak, J.; Tondeur, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2010
An important step towards the successful integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in schools is to facilitate their capacity to develop a school-based ICT policy resulting in an ICT policy plan. Such a plan can be defined as a school document containing strategic and operational elements concerning the integration of ICT in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, School Policy, Policy Formation
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Suominen, Keiju – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
Based on research conducted as part of the project Learning by Design: creating pedagogical frameworks for knowledge building in the 21st century, funded by the Australian Research Council, the article explores the learning experiences of two students in a primary school in the Australian Capital Territory. In communities where ordinary citizens,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Shepherd, Carol; Mullane, Ann Mary – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2010
Harnessing student energy for the positive use of technology in the classroom requires significant change for many educators. Students today exhibit a one-click mentality when using computers in the classroom, and are frustrated when they are not provided with instant gratification. Gone are the reading and higher level thinking skills of the pen…
Descriptors: Toys, Learning Processes, Educational Technology, Thinking Skills
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Cobb, Aries – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2010
In the targeted school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, teachers focus on differentiating instruction with technology-based software. Differentiated instruction is the chosen teaching strategy over direct instruction because students and teachers alike prefer to work in cooperative groups while using technology in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Reading Skills, Internet
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Merchant, Guy – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Although much has been written about the ways in which new technology might transform educational practice, particularly in the area of literacy learning, there is relatively little empirical work that explores the possibilities and problems--or even what such a transformation might look like in the classroom. 3D virtual worlds offer a…
Descriptors: Social Control, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Literacy
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computers & Education, 2009
This study attempts to implement a cooperative reading environment for EFL early reading using a mobile-device-supported computer-assisted reciprocal early English reading (CAREER) system, and to evaluate its effect on the early reading skills and learning behaviors of elementary EFL learners. The design rationale of CAREER is based on the three…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Early Reading, Cooperative Learning, Reading Skills
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Thomas, Michael K.; Barab, Sasha A.; Tuzun, Hakan – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2009
This study examined the tensions surrounding the implementation of a technology-rich educational innovation called Quest Atlantis (QA) in a local public elementary school. Three qualitative case studies of three classrooms implementing the innovation and a subsequent cross-case analysis were undertaken to illuminate: 1) the reasons why teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Elementary Schools
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So, Hyo-Jeong; Seow, Peter; Looi, Chee Kit – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
This article examines the potential of mobile computing and Web 2.0 technology to support knowledge building in formal and informal settings. Desktop-based knowledge building tools have limited affordances of supporting one-to-one access, learning "in situ," and seamless integration in and out of school environments. In this initial…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Urban Schools, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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