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Kulo, Violet; Bodzin, Alec – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Geospatial technologies are increasingly being integrated in science classrooms to foster learning. This study examined whether a Web-enhanced science inquiry curriculum supported by geospatial technologies promoted urban middle school students' understanding of energy concepts. The participants included one science teacher and 108 eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Science Curriculum, Science Teachers
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Hohlfeld, Tina N.; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2010
This article provides an overview of the development and validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST[superscript 2]L). Developing valid and reliable objective performance measures for monitoring technology literacy is important to all organizations charged with equipping students with the technology skills needed to successfully…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Ability Grouping, Grade 8, Test Construction
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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