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Dondlinger, Mary Jo; McLeod, Julie; Vasinda, Sheri – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2016
This article explores links between student experiences with technology-rich mathematics instruction and the ISTE Standards for Students. Research methods applied constructivist grounded theory to analyze data from student interviews against the ISTE Standards for Students to identify which elements of the design of this learning environment…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Student Experience, Mathematics Instruction, Standards
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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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Ramsay, Julie D. – Educational Leadership, 2014
Sixth grade language arts teacher Julie Ramsay was disheartened at her students' lack of interest in writing, so she began looking at what they were doing online to see if she could bring some of those experiences to the classroom. She saw that students enjoyed having opportunities to share their experiences with an audience and receive…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Language Arts, Student Motivation, Writing Assignments
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Portier, Christine – Reading Horizons, 2014
This paper examined grades 5 and 6 students' participation in wikis while writing reports on social studies topics. An analysis of eight wikis showed that students represented meanings they had constructed about their topics by engaging in knowledge telling practices (e.g., introducing, stating, or repeating information or an idea and developing…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Reading, Reading Instruction
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Walters, Kirk; Torres, Aubrey Scheopner; Smith, Toni; Ford, Jennifer – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This study describes key challenges and necessary supports related to implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) identified by rural math educators in the Northeast. The research team interviewed state and district math coordinators and surveyed teachers in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, to assess their…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Instruction, State Standards, Mathematics Teachers
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
Ferriter, Bill – Educational Horizons, 2013
This article describes Bill Ferriter's efforts to incorporate cause-driven learning into his 6th-grade grade language arts and social studies classroom starting with Kiva (http://www.kiva.org), a microlending website that pairs interested lenders in the developed world with people in the developing world who are working to improve the quality…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Interests, Grade 6, Language Arts
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Lizarazo Jara, Omar Yesid – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
Beginner students often have difficulties using adjectives when they write descriptions in English. This article focuses on the procedures used to help my sixth grade students understand and use adjectives in the correct order by using a blog. To achieve the objective of the project I decided to implement an innovation in and out of class…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language)