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Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research was to investigate whether particular socio-demographic characteristics of pupils in lower secondary education, their level of computer selfefficacy and motivation for using digital media in class are considered significant predictors of constructivist learning. Furthermore, the aim was to investigate the characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
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Gillespie, Joanne S. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
Middle grades teachers should create meaningful learning activities involving stimulating literature and interesting composition prompts. This article describes a unit in which eighth graders read short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Using multiple learning and teaching approaches, they expanded their vocabularies, responded artistically to "The…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments
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Berry, James; Staub, Nancy – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2011
Adoption of technology for teaching and learning is not as significant as the adoption and use of software that is used as a pedagogical extension of a teacher's approach to classroom instruction. It is the dynamic and integrated use of software that extends the pedagogical role of the teacher beyond the traditional lecture and discussion format.…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Constructivism (Learning), Pilot Projects, Computer Uses in Education
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Yen, Hung-Chih; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Liao, Chi-Hung – Research in Science Education, 2011
The purposes of this study were to investigate students' conceptual learning outcomes and the effect of motivation on students' conceptual learning outcomes in two different contexts: a Web-based and a classroom-based instruction, which incorporated the Dual Situation Learning Model (DSLM). Nine classes of Grade eight students (N = 190) were…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Internet, Cognitive Development
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Curcic, Svjetlana – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of instruction in information problem solving within the world wide web (the web) environment. The participants were 20 seventh and eighth grade students with a learning disability (LD) in reading. An experimental pretest-posttest control group method was used to investigate the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Pretests Posttests, Prior Learning, Problem Solving
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Wang, Yang; O'Dwyer, Laura – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 and 2007 administrations, this study examines international trends in technology use and explores the international patterns in how teacher-directed, student-use of technology is related to eighth grade mathematics achievement. Descriptive patterns in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Program Effectiveness, Scores
White, David A. – Gifted Child Today, 2010
The author has been aware for some time that undergraduates typically turn to the Internet first to seek information and sources for any assignment that requires research. A few swift keystrokes and worlds of data appear on screen, ready for instant viewing. For youthful gifted students of today, accessing information on the Internet is as natural…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Critical Thinking, Internet, Higher Education
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Tarasiuk, Tracy J. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Today's adolescent student is thriving in a world where information and communication technology (ICT) encourages literate practices. These practices, described and theorized by studies of the new literacies, are not encouraged or supported in most school settings where traditional notions of literacy still dominate. Students in grades 6-8 at a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Media Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Dammers, Richard J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
This exploration of online applied music lessons focused on nine trumpet lessons between Jeremy, a college trumpet professor on the East Coast, and Kate, an eighth-grade trumpet player in the Midwest. These lessons followed an entry-level videoconferencing approach using personal computers, Web cams, and Skype videoconferencing software. These…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, College Faculty
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The easy availability of both web-based communication tools and classroom internet access presents teachers with myriad ways to engage their students in projects with kids all over the globe. Two teachers--English teacher Hagit Goldstein in Israel and Spanish teacher Allison Baugher in the US--were connecting students through an online classroom…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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Luckin, Rosemary; Clark, Wilma; Graber, Rebecca; Logan, Kit; Mee, Adrian; Oliver, Martin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
In this paper, we report on survey and focus group data relating to the activities and perceptions of learning with Web 2.0 technologies of students aged between 11 and 16 years in 27 UK secondary schools. The study confirms that these learners had high levels of access to Web 2.0 technologies and that Web 2.0 activities were prolific. However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Focus Groups, 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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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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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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