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Blau, Ina; Grinberg, Ronen; Shamir-Inbal, Tamar – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study examines the meaning attributed to the contribution of technology to pedagogical practices from the perspective of school ICT leaders. While previous studies use metaphors for bottom-up exploration, this study employs an innovative combination of bottom-up and top-down metaphor analysis based on two frameworks: (a) metaphors of general…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Influence of Technology, Semi Structured Interviews, Coordinators
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Petko, Dominik; Prasse, Doreen; Cantieni, Andrea – Computers in the Schools, 2018
Decades of research have shown that technological change in schools depends on multiple interrelated factors. Structural equation models explaining the interplay of factors often suffer from high complexity and low coherence. To reduce complexity, a more robust structural equation model was built with data from a survey of 349 Swiss primary school…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Teacher Surveys
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Khlaif, Zuheir – Computers in the Schools, 2018
Factors influencing the adoption and acceptance of tablets as a mobile technology were explored one year after their integration in middle schools in Palestine. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 teachers. The participants held a variety of attitudes toward accepting mobile technologies in their instruction. The findings revealed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Kormos, Erik M. – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This quantitative study investigated the differences in perceptions and attitudes toward technology integration of K-12 public school teachers in rural, suburban, and urban environments. The purpose was to examine the relationship between frequency of use and perception of effectiveness of web-based learning tools based upon the type of school…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Web Based Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Technology Integration
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Walsh, Valerie; Farren, Margaret – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the barriers to implementing iPads in a primary school setting. The participants in this study included four subject specialist teachers and an ICT coordinator. To gather their views on the use of iPads as instructional tools in the classroom, semi-structured interviews were conducted and teachers' diaries…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kale, Ugur; Akcaoglu, Mete; Cullen, Theresa; Goh, Debbie – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study attempts to determine whether teachers' access to computational thinking (CT) and CT technologies varies by rurality (rural versus urban) of the school county and grade level taught (primary versus secondary). A total of 81 teachers from West Virginia, Georgia, and Oklahoma participated in this survey study. Overall, teachers found CT…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Rural Urban Differences, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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González-Carriedo, Ricardo; Esprívalo Harrell, Pamela – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the attitudes of nine teachers in a two-way dual-language program in regard to using technology to support the linguistic and academic development of emergent bilinguals. Using a phenomenological, multiple case-study approach, teachers' perceptions about using technology in education and the potential of technology to advance…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Djamàa, Sara – Computers in the Schools, 2018
In light of the paramount value placed on critical thinking (CT) in higher education and the scarcity of research into the use of cinematic adaptations to this end, this study investigated the incorporation of film into the source literature to hone students' cognitive skills in the areas of analysis, inference, evaluation, induction, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Al-Harthi, Aisha Salim Ali; Campbell, Chris; Karimi, Arafeh – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study aimed to develop, validate, and trial a rubric for evaluating the cloud-based learning designs (CBLD) that were developed by teachers using virtual learning environments. The rubric was developed using the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework, with rubric development including content and expert validation of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Scoring Rubrics, Interrater Reliability, Content Validity
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Imbriale, Ryan; Schiner, Nicholas; Elmendorf, Douglas – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Baltimore County Public Schools is in the midst of a transformation of teaching and learning; the goal being the creation of student-centered classrooms supported by a one-to-one computer for every student. This transformation, known as Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow, began in 2014 and is now in its third academic year. We present this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Educational Technology
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Holen, Jodi Bergland; Hung, Woei; Gourneau, Bonni – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This program evaluation study examines an implementation of a one-to-one laptop initiative in a rural high school. Specifically, the researchers adopted a holistic view in evaluating the process and outcomes of this implementation by examining the interrelationships among the key participants using activity theory as a conceptual framework.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Access to Computers, Social Theories, Program Evaluation
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Lu, Ya-Huei; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.; Ding, Ai-Chu; Glazewski, Krista – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Although many elementary schools have adopted one-to-one programs, we still lack information on how teachers integrate iPads or other tablets into their daily instruction, especially in early childhood settings. The purpose of this case study was to present how four experienced iPad-using early childhood teachers integrated one-to-one iPads into…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Jin, Yi; Schmidt-Crawford, Denise A. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
With the widespread use and implementation of technology into PK-20 education, one-to-one laptop programs are becoming popular approaches and have been implemented all over the world in PK-20 classrooms. With the enthusiastic implementation of this kind of program, educators and researchers have started to pay attention to evaluating their…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Access to Computers
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Pautz, Stefani; Sadera, William A. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
School districts have been placed under increasing pressure to equalize student access to technology and equip students with the skills necessary to be competitive in a global economy. In response, a growing number of schools have sought an irreversible and dramatic departure from past practices, a second-order change, to learner-centered…
Descriptors: Principals, School Districts, Phenomenology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Peterson, Lana; Scharber, Cassandra – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of this study was to document the process one district used to design, develop, and implement a one-to-one pilot at its high school as part of its broader commitment to contemporary learning. Specifically, this qualitative case study (a) outlines the process of the laptop pilot, (b) describes the pilot implementation experience for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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