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Meates, Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
Since the evolution of the internet in 1969 and the inception of the personal computer in the early 1970s, a significant body of research has emerged that highlights the impacts of digital technology on education, health and human development. There is extensive research examining the physical, mental, and social health effects on young people and…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Children, Adolescents, Well Being
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Meates, Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
Since the evolution of the internet in 1969 and the inception of the personal computer in the early 1970s, a significant body of research has emerged that highlights the impacts of digital technology on education, health and human development. This paper reviews research in this area and examines the physical, mental, and social health effects on…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Addictive Behavior, Children, Adolescents
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Drew, Leoni; Forbes, Dianne – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways polytechnic students use personal mobile devices to support their learning. This study used purposive sampling and mixed methods to generate data about student ownership and use of mobile digital devices within a single institution. Findings reveal patterns of device ownership, insights into how…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Ownership, Telecommunications
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Rae, Genevieve; Dabner, Nicki; Mackey, Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The practice of students bringing their own mobile devices (BYOD) to school is increasingly being used to leverage digital learning opportunities in New Zealand schools. This paper presents a summary of the findings from a case study that explored the experiences of three primary school teachers as they introduced BYOD into their classrooms for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Ownership
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Willacy, Helen; West, Amie; Murphy, Carol; Calder, Nigel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Personalised learning is generally understood to be of benefit to students' learning. In addition, the flexible nature of mobile technologies (MTs) and the variety of available apps are seen to respond to the needs of individual students, and hence have the potential to support personalised learning. This paper reports on an aspect of a larger…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs
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Roser, Monique – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The increase in accessibility and demand for laptop computers and tablets has seen literacy in schools begin to transmogrify, due to the advances of modern digital technology. This is in part due (but not limited) to the growing need, acceptance and popularity, as the division between home use and that found in classroom learning environments is…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Improvement, Influence of Technology, Handheld Devices
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Schreiber, Christof; Klose, Rebecca – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Audio-podcasts offer notable opportunities for oral representation of mathematical content through digital media--not only for teacher education but also in primary schools. This article deals with the process of creating such podcasts, as well as their uses in schools, university teaching and research. We allow for various learning groups--which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Student Developed Materials
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Aguayo, Claudio; Eames, Chris – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This article presents the case for using mobile technologies to facilitate the integration of classroom and outside-of-classroom learning experiences designed to enhance the ecological literacy of primary school students and their parents. There is growing evidence supporting the transformative potential of mobile learning technologies and tools…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Allen, Piata – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Maori-medium pangarau classrooms occupy a unique space within the mathematics education landscape. The language of instruction is an endangered minority language and many teachers and learners in Maori-medium pangarau classrooms are second language (L2) learners of te reo Maori. Mobile technology could be used in Maori-medium pangarau classrooms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Khoo, Elaine; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This paper reports on findings from a research project concerned with how electronic networking tools (e-networked tools), such as the Internet, online forums, and mobile technologies, can support authentic science inquiry in junior secondary classrooms. It focuses on three qualitative case studies involving science teachers from two high schools…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rashid, Shaista; Cunningham, Una; Watson, Kevin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Integration of technology in task-based language teaching (TBLT) has long been a source of attraction for language teachers (Pierson, 2015). In the case of developing countries, such as Pakistan, mobile phones are the modern form of technology commonly available at low cost to individuals as well as institutions. The present descriptive case study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Self Esteem
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Emma-Leigh Hodge; Neville Robertson; Rebecca J. Sargisson – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Intermediate and high school students spend a large amount of time using mobile devices (Lauricella, Cingel, Blackwell, Wartella, & Conway, 2014), and such devices are increasingly being integrated into our school system. We conducted a series of student-led focus groups, with this early adolescent cohort, in order to better understand their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Middle School Students
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Constanza Tolosa – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Pre-service teacher education plays a pivotal role in ensuring that future teachers are prepared to integrate technology effectively to their teaching. One way of improving readiness in future teachers is integrating mobile technologies to discipline-specific teacher education courses. This article presents three case studies drawn from…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Preservice Teacher Education