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Alexander, Erica – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
In America, there is a growing consensus that educational video games should be used in the classroom to meet the needs of 21st Century learners. According to the American Federation of Scientists (2006), students that "have grown up with digital technology and video games are especially poised to take advantage of the features of educational…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Reading Instruction, Video Games, Computer Simulation
McDonough, Darlene – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
This case study briefly describes the journey that one professor took in transitioning from face-to-face course instruction to a blended model at the graduate level. The blended lesson format was based on the 14 Learner-Centered Psychological Principles developed (1993) and revised by the American Psychological Association Work Group of the Board…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Graduate Study, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Design
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Parke, Carol S. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
This paper provides an illustration of how schools can use their extensive student databases in a way that goes beyond comparing differences between demographic subgroups. The urban district was already aware of the extent and nature of achievement gaps "between" demographic subgroups as published in accountability reports. They were in…
Descriptors: Databases, Student Records, High Schools, Urban Schools
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Gulling, Derek – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
This literature review examines the significant factors that contribute to low mathematics achievement among indigenous populations in Western Australia and the proposed solutions. All authors suggested that geographic location, or remoteness, cause significant problems for student achievement. Factors such as teacher inexperience, lack of skills,…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Graziano, Kevin J. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
Schools of education across the United States are increasingly required to integrate, support, and enhance technology into teacher preparation programs. This article examines the benefits and challenges of using student-generated multimedia with teacher education students. In lieu of a traditional examination or research paper, students enrolled…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Student Developed Materials, Student Development
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Myer, Connie – Excellence in Education Journal, 2012
Although specific, common characteristics have been found among high-performing schools, the predominant finding in the research literature is that there is no single, clear-cut recommended approach to attaining these characteristics. The position proffered in this paper is that: (1) a school leader can create a powerful, high-performing school by…
Descriptors: School Culture, Teamwork, School Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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