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Delal, Havva; Oner, Diler – Informatics in Education, 2020
This study investigated the role of using unplugged computing activities on developing computational thinking (CT) skills of 6th-grade students. The unplugged computing classroom activities were based on the Bebras challenge, an international contest that aims to promote CT and informatics among school students of all ages. Participants of the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computation, Thinking Skills, Grade 6
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Kurvinen, Einari; Kaila, Erkki; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi; Salakoski, Tapio – Informatics in Education, 2020
In this study we investigate the effects of long-term technology enhanced learning (TEL) in mathematics learning performance and fluency, and how technology enhanced learning can be integrated into regular curriculum. The study was conducted in five second grade classes. Two of the classes formed a treatment group and the remaining three formed a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Fessakis, Georgios; Prantsoudi, Stavroula – Informatics in Education, 2019
The role of teachers is very important for the educational utilization of Computational Thinking (CT) and its integration in education. As with any innovation, CTs' successful integration considerably depends on the perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of the teachers who will be asked to implement it. The study of these characteristics, concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Teacher Education Programs, Misconceptions
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Tonbuloglu, Betül; Tonbuloglu, Ismail – Informatics in Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of unplugged coding activities carried out with middle school students on their computational thinking skills. This study employed nested-mixed design, which is a mixed research method; the data were supported by including the qualitative phase into an experimental study. In this frame, a group of…
Descriptors: Coding, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Computation
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Lopez-Perez, Valentina A.; Ramirez-Correa, Patricio E.; Grandon, Elizabeth E. – Informatics in Education, 2019
This research examines the factors that influence the intention to use information technology in the classroom by primary school teachers based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology and their technological predisposition. In particular, the relationship between teachers' innovativeness and their beliefs associated with the use…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Technology Integration
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Mourão, Andreza Bastos; Netto, José Francisco de Magalhães – Informatics in Education, 2019
This article presents an experience report regarding the application of an Inclusive Model of Development of Accessible Learning Objects, in the Mathematics discipline, to help 8th year Elementary School children, to perform calculations with natural numbers. The Learning Object was developed using Scratch and accessibility guidelines to include…
Descriptors: Models, Mathematics Instruction, Resource Units, Foreign Countries
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Kopecký, Kamil; Szotkowski, René – Informatics in Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the results of the national research of cyberbullying of Czech teachers, which was realized in year 2016 in the entire Czech Republic. The research focused on the prevalence of cyberbullying of teachers, the impact of cyberbullying on teachers, strategies of coping with cyberbullying and methods of solving the incidents. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Elementary School Teachers
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Brecka, Peter; Valentová, Monika – Informatics in Education, 2017
The basis of the submitted study are the continuously rising demands to alter the curricula with the aim to develop students' key competences in order to increase their professional versatility. The lack of scientific research and discussions show that little investigation has been done on the issue of development of key competences. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Camilleri, Patrick – Informatics in Education, 2017
Notwithstanding the hype surrounding the enthusiasm and rush that characterises the employment of robotics in formal educational contexts, their use is described as nothing less than fragmented. In the circumstances that processes of adoption and application of digital tools are clearly outpacing their accommodation and enactment in formal…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Curriculum, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Dagiene, Valentina; Stupuriene, Gabriele – Informatics in Education, 2016
As an international informatics contest, or challenge, Bebras has started the second decade of its existence. The contest attracts more and more countries every year, recently there have been over 40 participating countries. From a single contest-focused annual event Bebras developed to a multifunctional challenge and an activities-based…
Descriptors: Information Science, Computation, Competition, Models
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Goldschmidt, Ronaldo; Fernandes de Souza, Isabel; Norris, Monica; Passos, Claudio; Ferlin, Claudia; Cavalcanti, Maria Claudia; Soares, Jorge – Informatics in Education, 2016
The use of computers as teaching and learning tools plays a particularly important role in modern society. Within this scenario, Brazil launched its own version of the "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) program, and this initiative, termed PROUCA, has already distributed hundreds of low-cost laptops for educational purposes in many Brazilian…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Žilinskiene, Inga; Demirbilek, Muhammet – Informatics in Education, 2015
With the advance of information and communications technologies, new teaching tools are becoming more pervasive. These tools can be utilized in a variety of ways to improve and enhance math teaching. Considering the integration of technology in teaching mathematics, it is clear that the replacement of board and chalk with digital presentation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Katai, Zoltan; Toth, Laszlo; Adorjani, Alpar Karoly – Informatics in Education, 2014
A recent report by the joint Informatics Europe & ACM Europe Working Group on Informatics Education emphasizes that: (1) computational thinking is an important ability that all people should possess; (2) informatics-based concepts, abilities and skills are teachable, and must be included in the primary and particularly in the secondary school…
Descriptors: Information Science, Multisensory Learning, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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Kalelioglu, Filiz; Gülbahar, Yasemin – Informatics in Education, 2014
Computer programming is perceived as an important competence for the development of problem solving skills in addition to logical reasoning. Hence, its integration throughout all educational levels, as well as the early ages, is considered valuable and research studies are carried out to explore the phenomenon in more detail. In light of these…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Programming, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving
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Weigend, Michael – Informatics in Education, 2014
Scientific issues like the behavior of wild and domesticated animals can serve as a motivation to learn programming concepts. Instead of following a systematic introduction, the students directly dive into programming and start immediately with their projects. In this constructionist approach the educational challenge for the teacher is to provide…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Science Instruction, Student Projects, Programming
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