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Seyedarabi, Faezeh; Seyedarabi, Arefeh – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
Whether intentionally or not, teachers are excluded from having the full benefit of the new technologies developed and adapted by the search engine developers, while all the current and proposed research and developments are focused mainly on the end users (students/learners, businesses and/the government) and not specifically on teachers who act…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Technology, Search Strategies, Search Engines
Venkatachary, Ranga; Kumar, Muthu – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
One of the key arguments for problem-based learning as a holistic, learner centred pedagogical method rests on the premise it addresses multiple facets of learner development rather than decontextualised, content related learning outcomes. Fostering meta-cognitive ability in an attempt to develop self regulatory, autonomous learning habits is an…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Case Studies, Self Management, Student Attitudes
Autio, Ossi; Lavonen, Jari – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
Historically, technology educators have chosen the creation of products or projects as a means to teach technological concepts. Although it is true that technology is most commonly known by its products, in most educational situations technology is best described as a process. This paper describes a technology education course that promotes…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Technological Literacy, Concept Teaching, Course Descriptions
Singh, Veer Pal; Singh, Basant Bahadur – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
Communication is essential in each and every sphere of life, and is considered the fundamental social process because human beings interact with each other through communication in social settings. Classrooms have their own social settings in which teachers and students interact. During interaction, the main purpose of the teacher is to…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship
Warner, Laverne; Barrera, John – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
The most important step to parent involvement is helping parents to value education. Successful parent involvement often hinges on employing a wide variety of presentation methods to meet parents' needs. Foremost, parents must learn to become effective collaborators with the school. When the focus is on the value of education, a plethora of topics…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Awareness
Galvis, Alvaro – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
The Internet provides opportunities for students in developing countries to interact both with a wide variety of educational resources and with distant students and teachers. For a decade the authors have researched the essential elements to ensure success when technology is introduced in classrooms. Therefore this article focuses on developing…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Faculty Development
Leonard, Bobby – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
This article discusses dyslexia (one of the many complex issues that affects students) and the ways to tackle it appropriately. Dyslexia is described as a syndrome in which a person's reading and/or writing ability is significantly lower than that which would be predicted by his or her general level of intelligence. People are diagnosed as…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Self Esteem
Siyambalapitiya, Sarath B. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
University admissions for professional degree programmes has become very competitive in many countries in the world. While students have to score high aggregate of marks at the university entrance examinations, other criteria may also have to be met. As a result, additional private coaching outside the normal high school system is being sought by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), College Admission, Distance Education
Seyedarabi, Faezeh; Peterson, Don; Keenoy, Kevin – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
One of the ways in which teachers tend to "personalise" to the needs of their students is by complementing their teaching materials with online resources. However, the current online resources are designed in such a way that only allows teachers to customise their search and not personalise. Therefore, a Personalised Search Tool for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Interviews
Hashim, Fatimah; Awang, Halimah – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
This paper describes an intervention program initiated to assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds attain early literacy skills. The pedagogy includes use of play and technology. Data shows significant gains in assessment scores after seven months. Implications for policy and practice are offered. [Note: The footer in this full text article…
Descriptors: Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy
Leonard, Bobby – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD ADHD) is a labeled neurologically based disorder. This article introduces this disorder, as well as other academic skills disorders. It then discusses the myths and facts about ADD ADHD and presents a clinical algorithm for diagnosis and evaluation of a child with this disorder. Next, recommendations…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Misconceptions, Clinical Diagnosis, Learning Disabilities
Largey, Alan; Timmins, Patricia – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2005
Is creative teaching something new? Is it not true that teachers have always found creative ways of making their teaching more creative, engaging and effective for their students no matter what century they were in and that includes those in the 21st century? It would appear therefore that "there is nothing new under the sun." However,…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Educational Innovation, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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