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Hinton, Harvey; Osler, James E. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2015
This paper outlines the major dimensions and overall effectiveness of the Student Athlete Leadership Academy (or "SALA"). SALA is a character development and college preparatory program designed for middle grade student athletes. The focus of this paper is to provide information about year 1 of SALA. At the same time the paper will…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Values Education, College Preparation
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Lovin, Elizabeth; Lambeth, Dawn T. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2015
The purpose of this research was to explore the impact of an online-learning component incorporating peer discussion groups on art achievement, digital literacy practice, student engagement, and student attitude of an eighth-grade visual arts classroom. Participants included 30 students in two 8th-grade art classes. Students in one class received…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Influence of Technology, Art Activities, Art Products
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Osler, James Edward; Waden, Carl – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2013
This paper discusses the implementation of the Tri-Squared Test as one of many advanced statistical measures used to verify and validate the outcomes of an initial study on academic professional's perspectives on the use, success, and viability of 9th Grade Freshman Academies, Centers, and Center Models. The initial research investigation…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Statistical Analysis, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement
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Osler, James Edward – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2013
This paper discusses the implementation of the Tri-Squared Test as an advanced statistical measure used to verify and validate the research outcomes. This type of statistical measure is ideal for teachers professional development as educators can create and validate instruments for educational settings. The initial research investigation published…
Descriptors: Research Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Mixed Methods Research
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Osler, James Edward; Waden, Carl – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2012
This paper provides an active discourse on the use of innovative solutions to conduct an in-depth investigation on the success and viability of 9th Grade Freshman Academies, Centers, and Center Models to aid in the retention of at risk students. These types of academic programs provide an active solution for the retention and projected completion…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Freshmen, At Risk Students, Academic Persistence
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Bender, Caroline; Bull, Prince Hycy – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2012
This study examined the effects of the use of a non-linear multimedia presentation model, Prezi, on middle school students' attitude toward learning science, engagement in school science, and the impact on learning science. Prezi was used as the primary instructional model for an intensive six-week intervention period in seventh grade science…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Tinnerman, Larry; Johnson, James; Grimes, Roddran – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2010
Throughout America today, public schools are struggling with issues surrounding standards and educational relevance and effectiveness. At the same time, a technological and social evolution is taking place outside of the school building. Students are developing new methods of inquiry and information gathering. If the educational system is to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education
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Chen, Xiufang – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2010
Many teachers and researchers have found that motivation and engagement seem to decline as students enter adolescence, and one of the causing factors is limited opportunities for creative expression. Moviemaking a text undoubtedly encourages students' creative expression to a great extent. This article explores the integration of moviemaking in an…
Descriptors: Photography, Film Production, Grade 8, Creative Activities
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Singaravelu, G. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2010
The present study illuminates and diagnoses the learning problems of the rural learners in English Grammar at standard VI. Present study may be useful to ameliorate the rural learners for acquiring competencies in English and eliminates the problems of the learners. It paves way to the teachers to diagnose the learning hurdles of the learners and…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Rural Population, English, Grammar
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Dyjur, Patti; Li, Qing – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2010
This paper looks at the design process of an inquiry-based mathematics and science unit in two urban grade nine classes. Three teachers who teach in an urban, all-girls' junior high school collaborated with math/science and educational experts to design and implement the unit. Results showed the following: teachers needed to be flexible regarding…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Active Learning
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Securro, Samuel, Jr.; Jones, Jerry D.; Cantrell, Danny R. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2010
K-12 school practitioners and schools administrators need reliable results about the effects of instructional technology products as they strive to meet achievement compliance levels in politically accountable local and national contexts in the U.S. This study presents evidence regarding the effects of extensive engagement with computer-based…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Language Arts, Computer Software
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Hanna, Kim – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2009
Student use of computers and the internet has increased rapidly in recent years. Teachers ask what types of learning experiences can be facilitated by using the internet in their classrooms (NSBF, 2007). Various surveys of U.S. teachers on internet usage report that having students use the internet for research and information gathering purposes…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Internet, Self Motivation, Middle School Students
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Securro, Samuel, Jr.; Mayo, Jenny; Rinehart, Leslie – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2009
Classroom teachers in K-12 are expected to significantly integrate instructional technology into their teaching plans. Notwithstanding a need for technical know-how, what is the effect of one's beliefs and perceptions about the value of technology for improving and enhancing instruction on teacher's motivation and commitment to integrate these…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, Interviews, Technology Uses in Education
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Biggs, Marie C.; Watkins, Nancy A. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
Singing exaggerates the language of reading. The students find their voices in the rhythm and bounce of language by using music as an alternative technological approach to reading. A concurrent mixed methods study was conducted to investigate the use of an interactive sing-to-read program Tune Into Reading (Electronic Learning Products, 2006)…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Middle School Students, Music, Music Education
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Fero, Marie – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
The purpose of this article is to propose the use of technology integration in elementary and middle level education courses, specifically, the use of WebQuests as vehicles for the infusion of content knowledge in preservice and in-service education courses. Observation in content area teaching methods courses found that teacher candidates often…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Methods Courses