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Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Today's students increasingly engage in online environments, with ready access to digital resources and mobile technologies. While much of this activity is socially motivated, the internet is also a source of knowledge for students and frequently accessed for school assignments, projects and assessment purposes. As mathematics continues to be…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Tutoring, Search Engines, Online Searching
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2014
For the thirty-seventh year, the Research and Theory Division and the Division of Instructional Design of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) sponsored the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's Proceedings…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Visualization
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Crook, Charles – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This report draws on 53 focus group interviews conducted with students aged 13 and 15 in both representative and innovating UK secondary schools. The schedule for these discussions covered a wide range of issues relating to the use of Web 2.0 services both in and out of school. These young people were often deeply engaged with this technology and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning
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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
Hakuta, Kenji – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
In developing a tool to help address academic language development, the author and his team began by identifying the challenges of presenting science text to English Language Learners and students who struggle with reading. The goal was to balance the practical and logistical challenges of identifying, teaching, and learning academic and content…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Vocabulary, Science Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Pitts, Annette Boyd; Dziuban, Charles; Cornett, Jeffrey W. – Social Education, 2011
Throughout the world, today's students are being characterized as digital natives, the "net generation." This twenty-first-century student cohort is adept at multi-tasking and at using a variety of tools and resources including electronic search engines, blogs, wikis, visual images, videos, gaming platforms, and social networking.…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Population Groups, Group Unity, Influence of Technology
Fahser-Herro, Danielle C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The increasing gap between students at-home and in-school use of the Internet has been widely documented by researchers across many disciplines. After reviewing literature suggesting (1) students' online practices outside of school are significantly social, meaningful, and markedly different than opportunities afforded in school, and (2) research…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Classrooms
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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
Pinkham, Caroline; Wintle, Sarah E.; Silvernail, David L. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2008
Over the past 20 years, the amount of information available to students via the Internet has increased dramatically. Access for students to technological resources used to locate information on the Internet has likewise increased. As a result, teachers are now being asked to teach students important 21st Century Skills, including the ability to…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Program Effectiveness, Science Teachers, Grade 8
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Damico, James; Baildon, Mark – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2007
Findings from this study of how two pairs of eighth-grade students each transacted with a website during think-aloud sessions at the conclusion of a curricular unit on Mexico and migration highlight the ways the students engaged in three interrelated tasks: (1) Identifying and making sense of "new" information; (2) Evaluating claims and evidence;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Grade 8
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Hicks, Troy; Russo, Anne; Autrey, Tara; Gardner, Rebecca; Kabodian, Aram; Edington, Cathy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2007
As digital portfolios become more prevalent in teacher education, the purposes and processes for creating them have become contested. Originally meant to be critical and reflective spaces for learning about multimedia and conceived as contributing to professional growth, research shows that digital portfolios are now increasingly being used to…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Design, Technology Uses in Education
Eagleton, Maya B.; Dobler, Elizabeth – Guilford Publications, 2007
Packed with ideas and instructional activities that cut across all content areas, this engaging book provides a comprehensive framework for promoting vital Web literacy skills in grades 3-8. Teacher-friendly special features include helpful graphics, sidebars, practical tips, and nearly 100 reproducibles. Using a research-based, classroom-tested…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Literacy, Learning Strategies, Internet
Wetzel, David R. – National Science Teachers Association (NJ3), 2005
Like a search engine for science teachers, How to... "Weave the Web into K-8 Science" is a custom-made guide to bringing the best of the Internet into the classroom. Author David Wetzel has done the work of locating online materials. The book offers resources for Web-based science teaching and learning plus online technical help for both…
Descriptors: State Standards, Internet, Educational Technology, Directories
Bisbee, Beverly – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 2004
This article describes how the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) is changing the way the state's middle school students learn. MLTI is the largest education project in Maine's history, aimed at eliminating the digital divide by loaning a laptop to each seventh and eighth grade student and teacher in the state. The Initiative has put…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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