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MacCallum, Kathryn; Rimmer, Tynneale; Le Comte, Kay – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
To drive the wider adoption of STEM in schools, researchers have promoted the benefits of teaching STEM subjects integrated across the curriculum. This integration can support more authentic learning opportunities where learning is framed in real-world application or driven through problem/project-based learning. The integration of digital…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, High Schools
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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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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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Armistead, Stuart – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
The interest and uptake in utilising digital technologies in education appears to be exponential. With the rollout of ultrafast broadband and the development of the Network for Learning in New Zealand, school leaders face the challenges and opportunity of deciding when, what and how they go about implementing digital technologies in their schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Hipkins, Rosemary; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This paper introduces sigmoid or s-curve as a metaphor for describing the dynamics of change. We first encountered the s-curve as a description of a possible growth trajectory whereby populations become established, begin to flourish and the numbers increase rapidly until they reach some limit. At this point, the growth rate slows rapidly then…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Information Technology, Figurative Language, Mathematics
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Bowes, Margot; Ovens, Alan – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
In this paper we suggest that official curriculum statements provide a relatively modest influence on the emergence of Health and Physical Education (HPE) in school settings and that not enough attention is paid to the other factors that influence curriculum practice in schools. We argue that while the perspectives of teachers may reflect the…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, National Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum
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Williams, P. John; Penney, Dawn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
This paper reports on a three-year study conducted in Western Australia, which commenced in January 2008, and was completed by December 2010. It concerns the potential to use digital technologies to represent the output from assessment tasks in two senior secondary courses: Engineering Studies and Physical Education Studies. The general aim of…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Students