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Bickford, J. H., III – History Teacher, 2010
This paper is based on three beliefs. First, technology can engage and challenge students' thinking. Second, technology can assist students in creating quality work. Finally, computer-generated student-work can be used as educational tools in productive ways that other student-work cannot. This article suggests new ways to use old technologies to…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Internet, Current Events
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Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Nelson, Brian C.; Clarke, Jody; Dede, Chris – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This study investigated novel pedagogies for helping teachers infuse inquiry into a standards-based science curriculum. Using a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) as a pedagogical vehicle, teams of middle-school students collaboratively solved problems around disease in a virtual town called River City. The students interacted with "avatars" of…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Virtual Classrooms, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Adie, Lenore – Journal of Learning Design, 2010
This paper investigates the complex interactions that occur as teachers meet online to justify and negotiate their assessment judgements of student work across relatively large and geographically dispersed populations. Drawing from sociocultural theories of learning and technology, the technology is positioned as playing a role in either…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Theories, Student Evaluation, Curriculum Implementation
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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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Daher, Wajeeh – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Although many researchers have examined knowledge building in traditional settings and distance learning, few have examined middle school students' building of mathematical knowledge using mobile phones. The present study uses two well-known models of knowledge building to carry out the examination: the interactive analysis model of knowledge…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Education, Internet, Mathematics Instruction
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Games, Ivan Alex – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
This article presents the results of a three-year study of "Gamestar Mechanic" (www.gamestarmechanic.com), a flash-based multiplayer online role-playing game developed for the MacArthur Foundation's digital media learning initiative by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Gamelab in New York. The game's objective is to help children…
Descriptors: Design, Role Playing, Discourse Analysis, Thinking Skills
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Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Nelson, Brian C. – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Most policy doctrines promote the use of scientific inquiry in the K-12 classroom, but good inquiry is hard to implement, particularly for schools with fiscal and safety constraints and for teachers struggling with understanding how to do so. Purpose: In this paper, we present the design of a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE)…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Virtual Classrooms, Science Curriculum
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
Hiring substitute teachers used to be an early-morning calling burden for staff members at schools in Oregon's Coos Bay School District. Now that work has been passed off to Aesop, a service from Frontline Placement Technologies, which springs into action upon receiving a notification, either by call or log-in, from a teacher reporting an absence.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, School Districts, Educational Technology, Substitute Teachers
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Morales, Cesareo; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda – Computers in the Schools, 2008
The Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment (TPSA) questionnaire was administered to 978 elementary and middle school teachers from Mexico City, and 932 elementary and middle school teachers from the Dallas, Texas, metroplex in the USA, in order to examine self-efficacy similarities and differences for technology proficiency self-appraisals in a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Middle School Teachers
Masalski, William J., Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2005
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the teaching and learning of mathematics at all levels. This publication reports on overviews of research and findings on the impact of technology. It furnishes a context in which to observe teachers in prekindergarten through grade 12 and teacher educators using technology to help their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Activities, Young Children, Computer Software