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Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Bledsoe, Christie; Martinez, Elda – Reading Teacher, 2019
The ability to analyze and evaluate online sources for credibility continues to be a universal concern. In a 2006 study by the University of Connecticut, seventh graders lacked the ability to discredit a hoax website about a tree octopus. Using the same website in this qualitative study, 68 elementary students shared rationales about the source's…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Information Sources, Reliability, Credibility
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Williams, John – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This article is about how Indigenous students from Year 7 to 10 at three government schools in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) experience PE. The research question being, how do Indigenous students experience PE at the schools selected for the research? A process oriented approach was used to answer this question. In particular,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Moran, Clarice M. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This mixed methods study aimed to assess student engagement during the flipped model of instruction in two seventh-grade English language arts (ELA) classrooms. Implementation of the flipped model required students (n = 183) and teachers (n = 2) to use digital technology via a website and teacher-made videos. It compared student perceptions during…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 7, Homework
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Baser, Derya; Ozden, M. Yasar; Karaarslan, Hasan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Blending collaborative learning and project-based learning (PBL) based on Wolff (2003) design categories, students interacted in a learning environment where they developed their technology integration practices as well as their technological and collaborative skills. Purpose: The study aims to understand how seventh grade students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Huang, Shu-Hsien; Huang, Yueh-Min; Wu, Ting-Ting; Chen, Hong-Ren; Chang, Shih-Ming – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Problem-based learning (PBL) is regarded as an effective learning strategy to enhance cognition not only in traditional learning but also in e-learning. In e-learning settings, blogs and micro-blogs can plausibly provide a platform to conduct PBL. Recently, most studies on blogs and micro-blogs have respectively probed satisfaction and learning…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7, Academic Achievement
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Coiro, Julie; Coscarelli, Carla; Maykel, Cheryl; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article presents qualitative findings from a study that examined the types of criteria that middle school students use to evaluate the quality of online information and sources for a Web-based research assignment. Open-constructed responses from four critical evaluation items were compiled from diverse seventh graders in a representative,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Web Sites, Internet, Online Searching
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Bohlin, Gustav; Höst, Gunnar E. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2015
The present study explores the extent and precision of evolutionary explanations for antibiotic resistance in communication directed toward the Swedish public. Bacterial resistance develops through evolutionary mechanisms and knowledge of these helps to explain causes underlying the growing prevalence of resistant strains, as well as important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evolution, Drug Therapy, Communicable Diseases
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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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Annetta, Leonard; Vallett, David; Fusarelli, Bonnie; Lamb, Richard; Cheng, Meng-Tzu; Holmes, Shawn; Folta, Elizabeth; Thurmond, Brandi – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect Serious Educational Games (SEGs) had on student interest in science in a federally funded game-based learning project. It can be argued that today's students are more likely to engage in video games than they are to interact in live, face-to-face learning environments. With a keen eye on…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Instruction, Student Interests, Learning Activities
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Lei, Pei-Lan; Lin, Sunny S. J.; Sun, Chuen-Tsai – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
Image searches are now crucial for obtaining information, constructing knowledge, and building successful educational outcomes. We investigated how reading ability and Internet experience influence keyword-based image search behaviors and performance. We categorized 58 junior-high-school students into four groups of high/low reading ability and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Reading Ability, Internet
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Muhanna, Wafa – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2012
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using web-based curricula on seventh grade students' achievement in mathematics in King Abdullah School in Irbid, Jordan. The researcher followed the equivalent pre/post T-test two group designs. To achieve the aim of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Castek, Jill; Coiro, Julie; Guzniczak, Lizbeth; Bradshaw, Carlton – Educational Forum, 2012
This study examines peer collaboration among four pairs of seventh graders who read online to determine what caused the downfall of the Mayan civilization. More and less productive collaborative interactions are presented through snippets of dialogue in which pairs negotiated complex texts. Few examples of how teachers can skillfully facilitate…
Descriptors: State Standards, Cooperative Learning, Grade 7, Social Studies
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Rouet, Jean-Francois; Ros, Christine; Goumi, Antonine; Macedo-Rouet, Monica; Dinet, Jerome – Learning and Instruction, 2011
Two experiments investigated primary and secondary school students' Web menu selection strategies using simulated Web search tasks. It was hypothesized that students' selections of websites depend on their perception and integration of multiple relevance cues. More specifically, students should be able to disentangle superficial cues (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Cues, Semantics, Grade 7, Grade 12
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Jacob, John; Yoo, Jeong-Ju – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
This study examined how boys' and girls' weight preoccupation varied by grade level, parent-child relationships, self-classified weight, entertainment media exposure levels, and gender. Seventh-grade girls (n = 190) and boys (n = 132) and 10th-grade girls (n = 99) and boys (n = 67) participated. Girls were more likely to report weight…
Descriptors: Females, Parent Child Relationship, Males, Adolescents