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Vaughn, Brandon K. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
This study considers the importance of contextual effects on the quality of assessments on item bias and differential item functioning (DIF) in measurement. Often, in educational studies, students are clustered in teachers or schools, and the clusters could impact psychometric issues yet are largely ignored by traditional item analyses. A…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Context Effect
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Riccomini, Paul J.; Sanders, Sharon; Jones, Julie – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
The importance of learning mathematical vocabulary is vital for the development of proficiency in mathematics. In an effort to improve students' mathematical performance, educators must use research-validated instructional methods to teach important mathematical vocabulary. Mnemonic instruction is a set of evidenced-based strategies used to…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
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Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
Over the past few decades has changed so rapidly that remote areas of the Earth are now inhabited by human beings. Technology has also developed and people can stay at home and have access to virtual schools. This has stimulated the need for K-12 education. K-12 education has emerged from the no-child-left-behind concerns of governments for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Criticism, Distance Education
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Xu, Yaoying – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine effects of using Tablet PC to increase student engagement in their academic work, especially nontraditional students in the field of special education, through technology in hybrid graduate courses. Student achievements were compared through pre- and post-tests on course content areas, pre- and post-surveys…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Special Education
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Hussain, Irshad – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
This article discusses how information technologies and globalization have opened new avenues and horizons for educators and learners. It discusses different experiences of using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching learning process the world over in the age of globalization. It focuses on the ways these new trends have…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Global Approach, Student Centered Learning, Instructional Materials
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Riccomini, Paul J. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
This paper is an analysis of published research on computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for mathematics involving students with learning disabilities. A systematic search of the literature on computer-assisted instructional interventions for students with learning disabilities yielded 25 studies that met the criteria for inclusion in this analysis.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities
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Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
Task-based teaching is an area which has emerged from the upsurge of interest in cognitive approaches to language learning and teaching of the mid 1980s. Being a current vogue in a communicative language teaching, task-based language learning contains dangers if implemented without care. In particular, it is likely to create pressure for immediate…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Language Processing
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Kim, Sunha; Chang, Mido – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
This paper examines the relation between computer use in diverse learning contexts and math achievement, and the gender and ethnicity-based differences in that relation. The study selected learner centeredness as a meaningful pedagogy in using computers because of its importance in technology-based learning. Along with the emerging notion of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences
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Li, Qing; Ma, Xin – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
The increasingly use of technology in education does set off a flurry of research studies that focus on the successfulness and effectiveness of technology in elementary and secondary education. In this study, we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of research literature on technology in relation to mathematics teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum
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Gentry, James E.; Lindsey, Pam – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
This study surveyed 103 professional K-12 educators representing rural and urban independent school districts in north central Texas concerning educational technology perceptions and its use in their classrooms. Descriptive statistics were utilized to describe participants' responses to survey items. A chi-squared cross tabulation (3X3) table was…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Elementary School Teachers
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Parker, Arlie, III; Sparkman, Dana – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine parent perceptions of the efficacy of the use of three forms of electronic school-home communication used by faculty and staff in a rural high school in southern Georgia--e-mail, PowerSchool, and School Messenger. An anonymous survey instrument containing Likert scale questions, yes/no questions, and…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Parent Attitudes, High Schools, Rural Schools
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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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Page, Tom; Thorsteinsson, G. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
This paper presents the reflections of teachers regarding the use of ICT in teaching and their implications for students' quality of learning as well as on quality of teaching behaviours. The research data was collected in the frame of FISTE-project, A Future Way for In-service Teacher Training across Europe. It is argued that ICT is a key factor…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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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
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Jonsdottir, Svanborg R.; Thorsteinsson, Gisli; Page, Tom – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
Innovation Education and Practical Use of Knowledge was introduced into the Icelandic National Curriculum for compulsory schools in 1999, where it is defined by the curriculum writers as a "school subject" but is not allocated any direct time in the recommended guidelines for subjects. This paper describes a master's research project…
Descriptors: Ideology, Educational Innovation, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries
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