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Felvegi, Emese; Matthew, Kathryn I. – Computers in the Schools, 2012
In this article the authors present a review of literature from multiple disciplines pertaining to using eBooks in the classroom in order to understand the underlying literacy and technology related issues and challenges. eBooks brought about changes in how students learn to read, and in how they read to learn. They require students to learn new…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Beck, Dennis; Eno, Jenni – Computers in the Schools, 2012
A literature review of 121 peer-reviewed articles, books, and conference proceedings was conducted to determine the signature pedagogies of social studies education and technology integration. The authors found that the signature social studies pedagogy is based on two primary instructional models: direct-instruction and inquiry-based,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Social Studies
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Skoretz, Yvonne M.; Cottle, Amy E. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
Meeting International Society for Technology in Education competencies creates a challenge for teachers. The authors provide a problem-based video framework that guides teachers in enhancing 21st century skills to meet those competencies. To keep the focus on the content, the authors suggest teaching the technology skills only at the point the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Jones, Troy; Cuthrell, Kristen – Computers in the Schools, 2011
The instructional potential of video technology in the classroom is promising, especially in light of the 21st Century Learning Framework (Siegle, 2009). Studies show positive gains in student outcomes as a result of the integration of video technology in instruction. This article explores potential uses of YouTube as an instructional aid in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Resources, Social Studies, Elementary School Curriculum
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Coutinho, Clara; Mota, Pedro – Computers in the Schools, 2011
This article presents a report of a pedagogic experience carried out in a Portuguese 6th-grade music education class during the 2008-2009 school year. A podcast was created (www.podomatic.com) and several activities were developed, in classroom context, taking advantage of the tool's potential for teaching and learning. Although the podcast was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Informal Education, Music
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Lieberman, Debra A.; Bates, Cynthia H.; So, Jiyeon – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This article reviews a selection of studies on digital media and learning for young children ages 3 to 6. The range of digital media for this age group is growing and includes computer-delivered and online activities; console video games; handheld media, occasionally with GPS or an accelerometer, in cell phones and other wireless mobile devices;…
Descriptors: Young Children, Social Networks, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Niederhauser, Dale S.; Perkmen, Serkan – Computers in the Schools, 2008
Teachers' beliefs about their self-efficacy for integrating technology, their outcome expectations for integrating technology, and their interest in using technology to support student learning influence their intentions for incorporating technology into their instructional practices. To date, instruments developed to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Heafner, Tina L.; Friedman, Adam M. – Computers in the Schools, 2008
Web 2.0 software, in particular wikis, have the potential to allow students to become active contributors to the Internet and, as a result, restructure traditional learning environments. In this study, the effects of student-created wikis were evaluated through measures of student engagement, cognitive benefits, and student learning in both the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Liao, Yuen-kuang Cliff; Chang, Huei-wen; Chen, Yu-wen – Computers in the Schools, 2008
A meta-analysis was performed to synthesize existing research comparing the effects of computer applications (i.e., computer-assisted instruction, computer simulations, and Web-based learning) versus traditional instruction on elementary school students' achievement in Taiwan. Forty-eight studies were located from four sources, and their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers
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Liu, Min – Computers in the Schools, 2006
This study examined the effect of a hypermedia-enhanced problem-based learning environment in astronomy on sixth-graders' science knowledge, attitude toward learning science, and motivation toward learning. It was found that the students had significantly increased their science knowledge from pretest to post test and also retained much of what…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Hypermedia, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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MacKinnon, Gregory R.; Aylward, M. Lynn; Bellefontaine, Joseph – Computers in the Schools, 2006
This review paper examines ongoing research on a range of applications of electronic discussion in a laptop university teacher education program. The findings and challenges of employing electronic discussion are discussed and the authors make a case for selecting instructional models that encourage substantive discussion on the part of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Models
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Gaytan, Jorge – Computers in the Schools, 2006
While using on-demand help features effectively in interactive learning environments has proven to have a positive effect on learning outcomes, most students are not using these features effectively. In a review of literature, the following factors were found to affect the use of on-demand help features: (a) a wide array of learning traits and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Daytner, Katrina; Daytner, Gary; Dennen, Vanessa; Malikowski, Steve – Computers in the Schools, 2002
This study was part of a two-year review regarding the use of Web-based case conferencing to enhance, extend, and transform the learning of preservice teachers in an introductory educational psychology course. First, Web conferencing enhanced the learning opportunities within educational psychology by providing an electronically shared space for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers
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Teles, Lucio; Gillies, Mary Ann; Ashton, Stacy – Computers in the Schools, 2002
This paper discusses the use of online classroom collaborative environments to support the face-to-face teaching of a graduate course in English Literature. Online data from graduate students and the professor were collected and analyzed. Results show that students benefit from the online interaction to learn English Literature. There are,…
Descriptors: Interaction, Graduate Students, English Literature, Higher Education
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Jeronen, Eila – Computers in the Schools, 2002
The article is a report on a development project arising from collaboration between the Department of Education in the University of Oulu, the university training school in Oulu, and some secondary schools in Northern Finland. The key aims of the project have been to promote the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Science Instruction
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