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Kloos, Heidi – Online Submission, 2019
A data set from an urban Midwestern school district was mined to explore how the technology-based reading enrichment known as Mindplay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) affects children's performance on the English Language Arts (ELA) Standards state-wide assessment (N = 6098 students from Grades 3 to 9). ELA data from two times points were available,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Urban Schools, Language Arts, Educational Technology
Abdüsselam, Mustafa Serkan; Yildiz, Cemalettin; Göl, Resül – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to determine middle and secondary school students' approaches related to computers and internet. To achieve this aim a form consisted of 8 open-ended questions was used. The implementation was carried out to 322 middle school and 161 secondary school students in Trabzon and Giresun cities on 2015-2016 school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
Bostan Sarioglan, Ayberk; Küçüközer, Hüseyin – Online Submission, 2015
This research was a cross-age study that sought to determine and compare students' ideas about the causes of the seasons. Toward this aim, the research was carried out with 974 students at different educational levels and across the various age groups. First, the data obtained from the responses to the open-ended question was categorized according…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
Hudson, Siobhan; Kadan, Sarah; Lavin, Karen; Vasquez, Tylita – Online Submission, 2010
The students of the targeted fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth grade classes exhibited difficulties with number sense that interfered with understanding and recall of basic math facts. Evidence for the existences of the problem included teacher observation, test scores, and student and teacher surveys. The research participants included 42 children…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grades (Scholastic), Action Research, Observation
Hess, Lindsay – Online Submission, 2010
As I began my career as a teacher, I assumed leadership education would naturally be integrated into the elementary classroom curriculum because I was intrigued by this topic. However, as I spent more time in the classroom I quickly realized leadership skills were not part of regular classroom learning or practice for elementary age students. I…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Leadership Training, Classroom Techniques, Student Leadership
Lord, E. Wayne; Swanson, Julie Dingle; Breard, Nan; Drain, Denise; Thomas, Kianga R.; Thomas, Steve; Dolph, Katie A.; Price, R. Douglas – Online Submission, 2009
On March 13, 2009, Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, an eminent leader in gifted education, was presented with a Festschrift, a volume of articles submitted by colleagues as well as former and current graduate students to celebrate her life's work and influence on the field. This volume is a free supplement from The College of William and Mary's Center…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduate Students, Academically Gifted, Problem Based Learning
Willms, J. Douglas; Friesen, Sharon; Milton, Penny – Online Submission, 2009
Across Canada there is increased attention to the important relationship between the quality of learning environments--particularly effective teaching--and student achievement. "What did you do in school today?" proposes a multi-dimensional framework of student engagement as a core idea for improving the quality of teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Family Structure
Moore, Sondra; Rettig, Michael A. – Online Submission, 2009
Students that use augmentative communication often have a hard time breaking into conversations, initiating conversations and then being able to sustain a conversation. Students that use augmentative communication (ACC) need training in not only the use of the machine but in social communication rules, and in strategies on how to bypass…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Questioning Techniques
Sharp, Kimberlee A. – Online Submission, 2009
This study examined the perspectives of a sample of Appalachian middle and high school social studies teachers regarding the teaching of controversial current events. Specifically, the survey ascertained the teachers' familiarity with school district administrative policies regarding the teaching of controversial current events, their perceptions…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Current Events, Familiarity, Skill Development
Haywood, Joey; Kuespert, Sarah; Madecky, Dani; Nor, Abbey – Online Submission, 2008
This action research project report examined strategies to motivate students from extrinsically rewarding behaviors to intrinsically motivating behaviors. The action research was conducted in two different schools by four different teacher researchers within the same district. Three teachers in an elementary building (Site A) and one teacher in a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Check Lists, Intervention, Research Projects
Ciriza, Frank – Online Submission, 2008
This report presents information on the Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos Project and provides a general comparison overview of accomplishments during its five years of operation. The Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos Project has been operating in the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) for eleven years, but in the present format as a Jacob K.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Immersion Programs, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Oberlander, Judith; Talbert-Johnson, Carolyn – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the perceptions of technology integration by 90 entry level students in a teacher education program. During their field experience placement, candidates observed teachers' integration of technology in the classroom. During the final week of observation, the candidates completed a modified…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration
Driscoll, Richard – Online Submission, 2006
An anxiety desensitization method is presented which counters over-arousal through strenuous muscle stretch-tense, deep breath, release-relax and positive suggestion sequences; and uses positive adaptive images to replace negative cognitions and to promote confidence. The addition of the stretch-tense and positive images components are expected to…
Descriptors: Desensitization, Anxiety, Stress Management, Test Anxiety
Ulusoy, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2006
In this paper, the role of computers in writing process was investigated. Last 25 years of journals were searched to find related articles. Articles and books were classified under prewriting, composing, and revising and editing headings. The review results showed that computers can make writers' job easy in the writing process. In addition,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Writing Processes, Computer Software, Writing Ability
Ikegulu, T. Nelson – Online Submission, 2004
Background: The overall goal of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 is to close, by the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, "the achievement gap between high- and low- performing students, especially the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students and, between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers"…
Descriptors: High Schools, Ethnicity, Middle Schools, Equal Education