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Watson, William R.; Watson, Sunnie Lee – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2007
The application of computers to education has a history dating back to the 1950s, well before the pervasive spread of personal computers (Reiser, 1987). With a mature history and varying approaches to utilizing computers for education, a veritable alphabet soup of terms and acronyms related to computers in education have found their way into the…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Computer Uses in Education, Expository Writing, Concept Formation
Educators' Spotlight Digest, 2007
This column is a collaborative effort by library media specialists and K-16 educators who write about the motivational strategies that have worked for them in teaching information literacy (IL) skills. Motivational strategies include ways to gain and sustain attention, increase relevance for learning IL skills, build confidence in students'…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Media Specialists, Information Literacy
Mills, Anna-Marie; O'Dwyer, Kevin – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2007
The Adventure Based Learning Experience (ABLE) program is designed for students who require a non-traditional approach to learning with varied program delivery options or need a flexible learning landscape. This unique experiential learning program provides students from Mississauga and Brampton the opportunity to "learn from doing" in…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Nontraditional Education, Team Training, Experiential Learning
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Sanlier, Nevin; Unusan, Nurhan – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
Infant feeding decisions are some of the most important choices parents make. Breast milk or formula is the first decision made in infant feeding. Complementary feeding is common among very young children in Turkey. Therefore, the aim of this research is to focus on the introduction of solid foods, and to determine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Mothers, Nutrition, Infants, Foreign Countries
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Pollard, Christina M.; Nicolson, Clemency; Pulker, Claire E.; Binns, Colin W. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2009
Objective: To develop nutrition criteria consistent with Australian dietary guidelines encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption for branding recipes with the "Go for 2&5" campaign message. Design: Dietary policies, guidelines, food selection guides, nutrient targets, existing consumer education programs' nutrition criteria, food…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Nutrition, Criteria, Dietetics
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Shortridge, Barbara G. – Journal of Geography, 2005
How is the culture of Appalachia conveyed through its foods? Local experts in Appalachian counties were asked to create a hypothetical menu for a meal that was representative of their home region. Fried chicken and ham were the preferred main dishes and dessert selections focused on apple pie and peach or blackberry cobbler. Virtually everyone…
Descriptors: Food, Culture, Geographic Regions, Regional Characteristics
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Manley, Theodoric, Jr.; Buffa, Avery S.; Dube, Caleb; Reed, Lauren – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Results of the Black Metropolis Model (BMM) of service learning are analyzed and illustrated in this article to explain how to "put the learning in service learning." There are many soup kitchens or nontransforming models of service learning where students are asked to serve needy populations but internalize and learn little about the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, High School Students, College Students
Foster, Andrea L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Revitalization is what Morningside College had in mind in 2006, when it lifted a ban against eating in the library. That is when its library cafe, which opened a year earlier, began offering sandwiches and soups that could be carried into study areas and computer labs. Morningside has joined those that are casting aside their libraries' stuffy…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Faculty, Library Services, Research Universities
Whelan, Debra Lau – School Library Journal, 2008
When Jim Chadwell, the former principal of Northwest High School in Texas, renovated his media center four years ago, he had two things in mind: Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. According to Media Specialist Naomi Bates, Chadwell wanted a place where students could read, do research, and work on classroom assignments, but also socialize. That is…
Descriptors: Learning Resources Centers, Media Specialists, Lighting, School Libraries
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Sailes, JaDora; Cleveland, Roger; Tyler, Tiffany – Childhood Education, 2014
Recognizing the role of cultural audits in identifying a school's organizational and cultural characteristics, this article offers insight about developing school improvement plans. The multiple cultures that shape the "null curriculum" of a school, in which certain concepts and skills are left out of students' scope of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Cultural Awareness, Audits (Verification), Institutional Characteristics
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Rusinko, Cathy A. – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2003
Proposes that literature may be a valuable tool in adapting teaching methods to the online environment, particularly developing experiential exercises, and in helping students become better international managers by building communication skills, team building skills, and contextual understanding of cultural diversity issues. Includes an example…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Instruction, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
Kwak, Hye-Young – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The present study investigates the interpretation of scopally ambiguous sentences containing a numeral quantifier and negation, such as (1) and (2), with a view to examining the interpretive preferences for Korean manifested by Korean-speaking children and adults, and the interpretive preferences for English manifested by Korean-speaking second…
Descriptors: Sentences, Speech Communication, Second Language Learning, Figurative Language
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West, Donna – Science Scope, 2004
Teaching plant growth to seventh-grade life science students has been interesting for the author because she grew up in a rural area and always had to help in the garden. She made many assumptions about what her rural and suburban students knew. One year she decided to have them grow plants to observe the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Biological Sciences, Science Activities, Science Instruction
Namnoun, Donna – Arts & Activities, 2002
Describes a school-wide, cross-curricular project called, "Empty Bowls", at Hall High School (West Hartford, Connecticut). Explains that students created ceramic bowls and made soup to fill the bowls to raise money to fight hunger. Provides a description of how the school became involved and raised the money. (CMK)
Descriptors: Ceramics, Educational Strategies, Food, High Schools
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
College admissions essay coaches have been hanging out shingles since the early 1990s. The business has grown sharply over the past decade thanks to the ease of editing via the Internet and students' desire to gain any possible edge as many colleges have become more selective. The companies, with names like Cambridge Essay Service, EssayEdge,…
Descriptors: Essays, College Admission, College Applicants, Professional Services
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