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Kirvan, Rebecca; Rakes, Christopher R.; Zamora, Regie – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The present study investigated whether flipping an algebra classroom led to a stronger focus on conceptual understanding and improved learning of systems of linear equations for 54 seventh- and eighth-grade students using teacher journal data and district-mandated unit exam items. Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to compare scores on…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Educational Technology
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Shamir, Adina; Korat, Ofra – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This article reviews the authors' findings regarding the electronic book's (e-book's) support of emergent reading among kindergarten-aged children at-risk for reading difficulties. All the studies involved use of educational e-books specially designed by the authors to promote literacy among young children in the 5-6 age group. The review focuses…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Lyons, Catherine D.; Tredwell, Claire T. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Twenty-first-century preschool children, with and without disabilities, may be found using technology, including assistive technologies, on a daily basis in their homes, schools, and communities. Early childhood educators are exploring opportunities to integrate technology and interactive media into the present-day curriculum. The authors suggest…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Elmendorf, Douglas C.; Song, Liyan – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Rapid advances in technology and increased access to technology tools have created new instructional demands and expectations on teachers. Due to the ubiquitous presence of technology in K-12 schools, teachers are being observed on both their pedagogical and technology integration practices. Applying the technological pedagogical and content…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education
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MacKinnon, Gregory; Soutar, Iris – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The Jamaican Association for the Deaf, in their responsibilities to oversee education for individuals who are deaf in Jamaica, has demonstrated an urgent need for a dictionary that assists students, educators, and parents with the practical use of "Jamaican Sign Language." While paper versions of a preliminary resource have been explored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing
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Overbaugh, Richard C.; Lu, Ruiling; Diacopoulos, Mark – Computers in the Schools, 2015
An evaluation was conducted of teachers' attitudinal perceptions of their confidence for implementation, stages of innovation adoption, and satisfaction, as a result of participating in the International Society for Technology in Education's National Educational Technology Standards-Teachers (ISTE NETS*T) Certificate of Proficiency Capstone…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, Educational Technology, Curriculum
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Reynolds, Barry Lee – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Lack of knowledge in the conventional use of vocabulary and multiword patterns in one's respective field of expertise causes Taiwanese students to produce academic writing that is markedly "non-nativelike." This is because Taiwanese students are first and foremost second language readers and often have difficulty "picking up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, Reading
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Gómez, Miguel – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) conceptual framework, since its introduction in 2006, has provided researchers and teacher educators a theoretical means by which to understand the knowledge required to teach effectively with technology. However, a clear picture of what TPACK looks like in practice is still in its infancy.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Grade 8, Social Studies
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Siko, Jason P.; Barbour, Michael K. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Homemade PowerPoint games are a low-tech alternative for using game design in classrooms. To date, much of the research examining the games has not shown an improvement in performance. This has led some to question whether the games are properly aligned with the instructional strategies researchers have used as justifications to support using…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Design, Student Projects, Performance
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Beam, Sandra; Williams, Cheri – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine one kindergarten teacher's use of digital and multimodal technologies to mediate early writing instruction and explore the students' appropriation of that instruction to support their independent writing. Data sources included observations of writing instruction, as well as students'…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Emergent Literacy, Qualitative Research
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Zhang, Meilan; Trussell, Robert P.; Tillman, Daniel A.; An, Song A. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
In recent years, smartphones and tablets have been rapidly adopted by consumers worldwide. Within the United States, a growing number of school districts have incorporated tablets into classroom instruction. As mobile technology becomes further integrated into households and classrooms, parents, teachers, and students might need information for…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Access to Computers
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Perry, David R.; Steck, Andy K. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Teachers are increasingly integrating mobile digital technology into the classroom. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of incorporating iPads in a secondary-level geometry course on academic achievement, student engagement, self-efficacy, and meta-cognitive self-regulation. Students in the iPad-using classroom experienced lower…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Self Efficacy
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Shannon, Lisa Cassidy; Styers, Mary Koenig; Wilkerson, Stephanie Baird; Peery, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of Accelerated Reader, a computer-based learning program, at improving student reading. Accelerated Reader is a progress-monitoring, assessment, and practice tool that supports classroom instruction and guides independent reading. Researchers used a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the program with 344…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lindqvist, Marcia J. P. Håkansson – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The uptake and use of digital technologies is studied in Unos Umeå, a joint one-to-one (1:1) research project between Umeå University and the municipality of Umeå in Sweden. This article presents the results of the third phase of the classroom work with laptops. Using the ecology of resources model (Luckin, 2010), these possibilities and…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Bodzin, Alec M.; Fu, Qiong; Bressler, Denise; Vallera, Farah L. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Geospatially enabled learning technologies may enhance Earth science learning by placing emphasis on geographic space, visualization, scale, representation, and geospatial thinking and reasoning (GTR) skills. This study examined if and how a series of Web geographic information system investigations that the researchers developed improved urban…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Middle School Students, Spatial Ability, Logical Thinking
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