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Joyce-Gibbons, Andrew; Galloway, David; Mollel, Andrew; Mgoma, Sylvester; Pima, Madeleke; Deogratias, Enos – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Mobile phone technology in Tanzania has grown rapidly but there is insufficient data on its application in schools. This paper aims to show how students in the first and third year (F1 and F3) teachers in two rural secondary schools perceived its use. F1 and F3 students completed a questionnaire. Teachers and students in F1 and F3 discussed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Secondary Schools
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Ott, Torbjörn; Magnusson, Anita Grigic; Weilenmann, Alexandra; Hård af Segerstad, Ylva – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Drawing from a survey and focus group interviews, this study explores how Swedish upper secondary students reason about the usage of their personal mobile phones in school. As a contribution to the debate around the mobile phone's role in school, we present the students' own voices relative to the question of regulating mobile phone use. We use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Kersting, Magdalena; Henriksen, Ellen Karoline; Bøe, Maria Vetleseter; Angell, Carl – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
Because of its abstract nature, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is rarely present in school physics curricula. Although the educational community has started to investigate ways of bringing general relativity to classrooms, field-tested educational material is rare. Employing the model of educational reconstruction, we present a…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Rosenberg, Hananel; Asterhan, Christa S. C. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2018
Aim/Purpose: In this paper, we analyze the phenomenon of "classroom WhatsApp groups", in which a teacher and students from a particular classroom interact with one another, while specifically focusing on the student perspective of these interactions. Background: The instant messaging application WhatsApp enables quick, interactive…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Students
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Koh, Elizabeth; Hong, Helen; Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Teamwork, one of the core competencies for the twenty-first century learner, is a critical skill for work and learning. However, assessing teamwork is complex, in particular, developing a measure of teamwork that is domain-generic and applicable across a wide range of learners. This paper documents one such study that leverages technology to help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation