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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Strycker, Lisa A.; Walden, Emily D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
High-quality professional development is needed to prepare teachers to help students learn how to conduct online academic research and meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This study created and evaluated a Web-based professional development program with five instructional modules designed to prepare middle-school teachers…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Faculty Development, Models, Teaching Methods
Kerr, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative and basic qualitative study was to examine fifth and eighth grade science teachers' responses, perceptions of the role of technology in the classroom, and how they felt that computer applications, tools, and the Internet influence student understanding. The purposeful sample included survey and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Grade 5, Grade 8
Crompton, Helen; Goodhand, Lynne; Wells, Susan – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2011
Grey Culbreth Middle School in North Carolina did not have enough computers to give students reasonable access to the Internet, so administrators implemented a one-to-one iPod touch program. Now every student is connected. This article describes the implementation of this program, the problems encountered and the positive reactions from the staff.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Middle School Students, Access to Computers, Internet
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
This article presents findings from a study that explores the nature of the Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3) educational awareness policies, initiatives, curriculum, and practices currently taking place in the U.S. public and private K-12 educational settings. The study establishes baseline data on C3 awareness, which can be used…
Descriptors: Program Design, Information Technology, Computer Security, Ethics
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Penuel, William R.; Gallagher, Lawrence P. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
This study compared the efficacy of 3 approaches to professional development in middle school Earth science organized around the principles of Understanding by Design (Wiggins & McTighe, 1998) in a sample of 53 teachers from a large urban district. Teachers were randomly assigned to a control group or to 1 of 3 conditions that varied with…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Earth Science, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies