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Martin, Florence; Gezer, Tuba; Wang, Chuang – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Digital citizenship, defined as exhibiting appropriate and responsible behavior with digital technology use, is an essential component of technology education. The purpose of this study was to examine K-12 educators' perceptions of their students' digital citizenship knowledge and practices as they relate to cyberbullying, digital footprint,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Citizenship Responsibility, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Moses, Annie M.; Jennings, Nancy A.; Bennett, Colleen M.; Cregan, Gabrielle E.; Maras, Elly Q.; Saritoprak, Seyma N. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Electronic media are ever-present for young children; yet, far more is known about media at home than in child care settings. This two-part survey study examined early childhood teachers' beliefs, access to, and self-reported use of media in U.S. settings. One group of teachers (N = 118) reported on media beliefs and practices (Study 1), and…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mihci Türker, Pinar; Kiliç Çakmak, Ebru – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Cyber wellness includes the knowledge, skills, and values geared toward the protection of Internet users as well as proper and responsible technology use. Using the survey method, this study investigated the cyber wellness awareness of secondary school students and teachers as well as parents' perceptions of their children's cyber wellness. Six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Wellness, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Urlings, Corrie C.; Coppens, Karien M.; Borghans, Lex – Computers in the Schools, 2019
We explored the potential of a robotics application in education as a measurement tool of child executive functioning skills. Sixty-five kindergarteners received assignments to go through a maze with a programmable robot, the Bee-Bot. Via observation we quantified how they solved these tasks. Their performance was successfully aggregated into a…
Descriptors: Robotics, Kindergarten, Programming, Problem Solving
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Young, Jay R.; Davies, Randall S.; Jenkins, Jeffrey L.; Pfleger, Isaac – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the potential use of keystroke dynamics to create keyprints (typing fingerprints) to authenticate individuals in online courses. Previous studies have determined that keystroke typing patterns are unique; in addition to replicating these findings, this study explored best practices for implementing keyprint signatures in…
Descriptors: Identification, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Users (Information), Online Courses
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Xin, Joy F.; L. Affrunti, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine whether English language learners (ELLs) would increase their vocabulary scores in the areas of word recognition, word meaning, and word application when iPads were used during vocabulary instruction. Five third-grade ELLs, at risk of being diagnosed as having learning disabilities, participated in the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners
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Frazier, Denise K.; Trekles, Anastasia M.; Spores, John M. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Technology initiatives bring fear and excitement for students and educators, waning over time as devices lose their novelty, yet research related to long-term 1:1 adoption is lacking. The purpose of this research was to follow up with one Midwestern elementary school during its second year of iPad adoption. A "Qualtrics" survey was used…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zimmerle, Joanna C.; Wall, Anne S. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Although the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted 20 years ago, the recently updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has renewed public interest in privacy policies. Under both COPPA and GDPR, companies must abide by strict regulations protecting children's personal data. Lengthy and oftentimes ambiguous policies…
Descriptors: Privacy, Computer Security, Computer Oriented Programs, Web Sites
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Macaruso, Paul; Wilkes, Shani; Franzén, Sarah; Schechter, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This three-year longitudinal study tracked the reading performance of 68 kindergarten students from low SES backgrounds. These students received instruction with a blended learning program--Lexia® Core5® Reading--from the start of kindergarten through second grade. During each school year the students made significant gains on a standardized…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Low Income Students, Blended Learning, Grade 1
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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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Lorenzo, Manuel Ferraz; Trujillo, Cristian Machado – Computers in the Schools, 2018
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have brought about renewed spaces for the societies of today, full of possibility and transformation. Bordering on the infinite, these spaces have generated new activities and behaviors. This technological scenario is now commonplace, an everyday reality that has taken root in our lives with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Information Technology, Communications
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