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Ramírez-Montoya, María-Soledad, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Educational strategies have evolved over the years, due to research breakthroughs and the application of technology. By using the latest learning innovations, curriculum and instructional design can be enhanced and strengthened. The "Handbook of Research on Driving STEM Learning with Educational Technologies" is an authoritative…
Descriptors: Guides, STEM Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Jia, Jiyou – IGI Global, 2015
The integration of technology into educational environments has become more prominent over the years. The combination of technology and face-to-face interaction with instructors allows for a thorough, more valuable educational experience. "Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools" addresses the concerns associated with…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Middle Schools, Web Based Instruction
Khine, Myint Swe, Ed.; Saleh, Issa M., Ed. – IGI Global, 2013
"Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning" examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies. This comprehensive collection of research brings together science educators,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Physical Sciences, Learning Theories
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McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Casabianca, Jodi M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
As the education reform movement increasingly focuses on teachers and teaching, educators, policy-makers, and researchers need valid and reliable measures that can be used to evaluate individual teachers, provide guidance for improving teaching performance, and support research in ways that advance instruction and classroom dialog and practice. A…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Classroom Observation Techniques, Video Technology, Observation
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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Over the past several years, research teams have developed observational instruments to measure the quality of teachers' instructional practices. Instruments such as Framework for Teaching (FFT) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assess general teaching practices, including student-teacher interactions, behavior management, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction, Teacher Competencies
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Milner, H. Richard, IV; Tenore, F. Blake – Urban Education, 2010
Classroom management continues to be a serious concern for teachers and especially in urban and diverse learning environments. The authors present the culturally responsive classroom management practices of two teachers from an urban and diverse middle school to extend the construct, culturally responsive classroom management. The principles that…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Diversity, Student Behavior
Kim, Kyoungna; Grabowski, Barbara L.; Sharma, Priya – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Only few studies have explicitly attended to the nature of the perceived underlying factors that prompt young adolescents' reflective thinking in association with K-12 learning environment. This paper focuses on an analysis of the factors that are perceived by young students as prompting their reflective thinking and how those factors apply to the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Thinking Skills, Classroom Environment
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Conradi, Kristin; Jang, Bong Gee; Bryant, Camille; Craft, Aggie; McKenna, Michael C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
Technology has become a catalyst influencing not only the medium, but also the variety of texts that adolescents encounter. It blurs the standard distinction between in-school and out-of-school literacies and fosters an interplay of reading for recreational and academic purposes. How students feel about reading remains an important question, to be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Multiple Literacies, Reading
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Kasten, Sarah E.; Sinclair, Nathalie – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2009
Over the past decade, research on the use of technology in the mathematics classroom has focused primarily on issues of student learning and engagement. In this article, we focus on middle grades mathematics teachers' use of The Geometer's Sketchpad, and study both the decisions they make about when to use technology, and their motivations for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Mathematics Teachers, Surveys, Task Analysis
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Bowman, Catherine D. D. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Animated pedagogical agents (APAs) have the potential to provide one-on-one, just-in-time instruction, guidance or mentoring in classrooms where such individualized human interactions may be infeasible. Much current APA research focuses on a wide range of design variables tested with small samples or in laboratory settings, while overlooking…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Science Curriculum, Middle School Students
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Thadani, Vandana; Stevens, Ronald H.; Tao, Annie – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
There is a growing national recognition that teachers and teaching are at the heart of successful educational reform. However, few tools exist for measuring classroom instruction. The primary purpose of this article is to describe methods we developed to measure and study teaching, specifically while teachers were using a multimedia intervention…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Conley, Mark W., Ed.; Freidhoff, Joseph R., Ed.; Sherry, Michael B., Ed.; Tuckey, Steven Forbes, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2008
In this concise, thought-provoking book, prominent researchers analyze existing knowledge on adolescent literacy, examine the implications for classroom instruction, and offer specific goals for future research. The volume reviews cutting-edge approaches to understanding the unique features of teaching and learning in secondary schools. Particular…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Research
Kitchen, Richard S.; DePree, Julie; Celedon-Pattichis, Sylvia; Brinkerhoff, Jonathan – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This book presents research findings about school-level and district level practices and successful strategies employed in mathematics education by highly effective schools that serve high-poverty communities. It includes both the theory and practice of creating highly effective schools in these communities. In 2002 nine schools were selected in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Effective Schools Research, School Effectiveness, Educational Practices
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Malone, Lizabeth M.; Cabili, Charlotte; Henderson, Jamila; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Coolahan, Kathleen; Henke, Juliette; Asheer, Subuhi; O'Toole, Meghan; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Boller, Kimberly – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques, Profiles
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Williams, Douglas; Ma, Yuxin; Prejean, Louise – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010
Educational robotics activities are gaining in popularity. Though some research data suggest that educational robotics can be an effective approach in teaching mathematics, science, and engineering, research is needed to generate the best practices and strategies for designing these learning environments. Existing robotics activities typically do…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Robotics, Vignettes, Science Course Improvement Projects
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