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Woods, Amelia Mays; McLoughlin, Gabriella M.; Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Public health concerns regarding childhood obesity and sedentary behavior make investigations of children's physical activity (PA) promotion crucial. School recess, a highly discretional time, plays a central role in shaping children's activity preferences. Methods: Participants included 40 children (30 girls, 10 boys) from fourth and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Obesity
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Burke, Brigid M.; Howard, Eric D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
As a result of a university partnership, elementary students at two midwest Catholic elementary schools have been provided with exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) from pre-service teachers. To investigate students' attitudes and learning of Spanish, researchers interviewed second and fourth graders. The students' parents and pre-service…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, FLES, Elementary School Students
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Özbek, Ahmet Bilal; Girli, Alev – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a tablet computer-aided intervention program for improving reading fluency. It also investigates the opinions of students and parents about this intervention by using skill- and performance-based techniques, which have been investigated qualitatively. Three students with a learning…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Prince, Johanna – CATESOL Journal, 2017
English language learners (ELLs) experience linguistic, cultural, and cognitive shifts that can be challenging and at times lead to isolation for ELLs. While education technology may be an instructional resource and engage learners, devices alone do not shift instructional practices or lead to student gains. This case study was performed at an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English Language Learners, Case Studies
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Borrero, Noah; Sanchez, Gabriel – Teaching Education, 2017
In an attempt to confront monolithic perceptions of achievement and an educational narrative that defines communities of Color by their supposed deficits, the current study presents asset mapping as an example of culturally relevant pedagogy in action. Asset mapping is a pedagogical tool for students to visually represent personalized stories of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups
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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Chai, Ching Sing; Hong, Huang-Yao; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among students' conceptions of knowledge building, approaches to knowledge building, knowledge-building behaviors and learning outcomes. A total of 48 primary school students (from grades 3 and 4) who had experienced knowledge-building activities participated in the present study. After…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Student Attitudes
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Jozwik, Sara L.; Douglas, Karen H. – Reading Horizons, 2017
This study integrated technology tools into a reading comprehension intervention that used explicit instruction to teach strategies (i.e., asking questions, making connections, and coding the text to monitor for meaning) to mixed-ability small groups, which included four English Learners with learning disabilities in a fourth-grade general…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities
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Dulger, Mehmet; Deniz, Hasan – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to assess the validity of multiple-choice questions in measuring fourth grade students' ability to interpret graphs related to physical science topics such as motion and temperature. We administered a test including 6 multiple-choice questions to 28 fourth grade students. Students were asked to explain their thinking…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Multiple Choice Tests, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Howard, Rachael M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research investigated reading support and book preferences of fourth grade English language learners (ELLs) who were struggling readers. This qualitative research focused on three case studies. Interviews were conducted to explore ELLs' perceptions on reading motivation, reading programs, and types of support they received. Descriptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, English Language Learners, Reading Difficulties
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Liou, Hsin-Hun; Yang, Stephen J. H.; Chen, Sherry Y.; Tarng, Wernhuar – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Virtual reality (VR) learning environments can provide students with concepts of the simulated phenomena, but users are not allowed to interact with real elements. Conversely, augmented reality (AR) learning environments blend real-world environments so AR could enhance the effects of computer simulation and promote students' realistic experience.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods
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Sibanda, Lucy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The underperformance of South African learners in literacy and numeracy is a cause of concern, especially at the transition from Grade 3 to Grade 4. At Grade 4 in South Africa, the majority of learners begin learning in English, which to them is an additional language posing transition challenges of a linguistic nature. The sustained poor…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
Limpert, Stefanie Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between flexible learning environments and student attitudes about reading. Flexible learning environments are spaces wherein learners can choose from different seating or standing options, locations within the learning space, and the size group with which to work. This allows the learner to find the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Flexible Progression, Grade 4
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Bucura, Elizabeth; Weissberg, JulieAnne – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary students' creating processes and perspectives through composition. Two fourth-grade classes took part in this action research, which consisted of creating four compositions--two with acoustic instruments and two with computer software. For each of the two sound sources, the first composition…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Musical Composition, Action Research, Music Education
Mosley, Sherea – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study primarily explores the types of books African American children in a local fourth grade classroom like and enjoy. Books students are interested in reading and other related aspects that contribute to their literary enjoyment are also explored. It is during the upper elementary years that many students who eventually express little or no…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Books
Nellis, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Self-regulation is a significant predictor of student academic performance, over those traditional measures of intelligence and socioeconomic status. The failure to develop these skills may produce students who are at a four-times greater risk of behavioral issues, school dropout, and poor academic performance. This multiple qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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