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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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Susan Jowsey; Claudio Aguayo – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Mixed Reality learning environments can provide opportunities to educationally enhance previously isolated scientific concepts by using art and technology as mediums for understanding the world. Participatory experiences provide a kinetic means of comprehending often-abstract knowledge, creating the conditions for sensory learning that is…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Sensory Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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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
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Ruth Lemon – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This opinion piece aims to grow awareness of a range of technological initiatives that are supporting Maori language regeneration. These initiatives have been chosen because they have communities of users. This piece could be useful to educators who want to learn about the options that are available in this area, or students of Maori language for…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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Whyte, Barbara; House, Nik; Keys, Nikki – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
The New Zealand Ministry of Education encourages schools to update to flexible learning spaces and activate teaching approaches that augment such physical settings. Many schools have embraced the concept of innovative learning environments (ILE) and team teaching, motivating a trend fast gaining popularity in New Zealand primary schools. However,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Teaching Models
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Dix, Stephanie; Bam, Mickey – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This is one teacher's story about teaching writing. It describes and explains how Mickey (the second author) encouraged her young writers (6-7-year-olds) to collaborate with their peers "to make their writing even better". The article describes how the teacher, Mickey, redesigned her writing lessons to further scaffold beginner writers.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Teaching Experience, Early Childhood Education
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Reinsfield, Elizabeth – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
Technology education has been a part of the New Zealand curriculum in many forms since its inception as a craft subject. With a global push towards technological innovation and an increased awareness of the impact of technology on society, it is reasonable to assume that technology education has an established role in student learning around the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Diglin, Peter – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
Digital technology has become more ubiquitous in classrooms across the western world. Literacy learning is topical in New Zealand education under the umbrella of the current National Standards policy, a policy introduced on the basis of rhetoric around improving achievement for priority learners. The study presented in this paper would then appear…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Electronic Learning, Video Technology
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Swanson, Carolyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This paper highlights the use of a drama convention--"Role on the Wall"--to teach the Nature of Science (NOS) in a Year 7/8 classroom. Students were positioned as "expert" scientists re-investigating the science behind the sinking of the Wahine in a Mantle of the Expert unit. Students drew a "Role on the Wall" of a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Scientists
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Rinehart, Robert E. – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
In this paper, I discuss the concepts of neoliberalism and audit culture, and how they affect teaching culture. Moreover, I propose a form of goal setting that, if used properly, will hopefully work to combat some of the more onerous aspects of neoliberalism and audit clture in education.
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Audits (Verification), Organizational Culture, Strategic Planning
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