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Kline, Sonia M.; McCarthey, Sarah J. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This comparative case study, framed by Cultural Historical Activity Theory and sociocultural understandings of literacy, investigated students' online literate activity in two eighth grade English Language Arts classes taught by the same teacher--one with a scripted literacy curriculum and the other without. During a year-long research project, we…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Hollands, Fiona M.; Pan, Yilin – Middle Grades Review, 2018
Many school districts have adopted digital tools to supplement or replace teacher-led instruction, usually based on the premise that these tools can provide more personalized or individualized experiences for students and at lower cost. Rigorously evaluating whether such initiatives promote better student outcomes in the field is difficult as most…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Education, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Warner, Connor K.; Bell, Clare V.; Odom, Arthur Louis – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This essay explores definitions of technology and educational technology. The authors argue the following points: 1. Educational stakeholders, and the public at large, use the term technology as though it has a universally agreed upon definition. It does not, and how technology is defined matters. 2. For technology in schools to support student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Definitions
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Mackay, Hannah; Strickland, Martha J. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
As the United States public school classrooms encounter notable shifts in student demographics and increased access to technology, teachers face the dual challenges of cultural and digital differences as they attempt to build relationships with students and develop responsive and relevant instruction. Framed by culturally responsive teaching…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Student Developed Materials, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lamb, Alexandra J.; Weiner, Jennie M. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
In this essay, we argue institutional lenses are a vital but largely missing part of understanding how 1:1 technology programs can effect change in teaching and learning in middle schools. Indeed, while current research highlights the positive effects of technology integration efforts, and 1:1 programs in particular have on student learning and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Moran, Clarice M. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This mixed methods study aimed to assess student engagement during the flipped model of instruction in two seventh-grade English language arts (ELA) classrooms. Implementation of the flipped model required students (n = 183) and teachers (n = 2) to use digital technology via a website and teacher-made videos. It compared student perceptions during…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 7, Homework
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Hughes, Joan E.; Read, Michelle F. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This research examined student perspectives on their in-school, subject specific, technology use in four U.S. public schools. Considering students' perspectives may provide a significant reframing of adult-created rhetoric of the utopian power of digital technologies for changing teaching and learning. A survey and focus group interviews were…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Technology Integration, Comparative Analysis, Middle Schools
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Bailey, Beatrice N. – Middle Grades Review, 2017
This case study reveals how middle school social studies teachers within a professional development program are encouraging their students to use multiple disciplinary literacies to create Our History Clips as they also work toward developing a classroom community of engaged student citizens.
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Social Studies, Faculty Development, Grade 6
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Howell, Penny B.; Deweese, Abigail; Gnau, Alice; Peavley, Laura; Sheffield, Caroline – Middle Grades Review, 2017
As practicing teachers, school personnel, and teacher educators engaged in a school-university partnership, we have worked to co-create a mutually beneficial relationship centered around the learning needs of young adolescents. In this article, we will describe our diverse perspectives on and perceptions of how the partnership enhances the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, College School Cooperation
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Kang, Hyeyoung; Kim, Hoe Kyeung – Middle Grades Review, 2017
This research explored Korean early study abroad students' school adjustment in the United States, as well as how their microsystems (family, peer, school) affect their experiences. To understand their experience, we posed two research questions: 1) What are Korean early study abroad students' experience like in adjusting to American middle…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Student Adjustment
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Hurd, Ellis; Weilbacher, Gary – Middle Grades Review, 2017
Exemplary middle schools use interdisciplinary teaming that often involves some level of co-planning, coteaching, and co-assessing. In addition to this collaborative foundation, federal mandates for supporting students have led to frequent co-teaching between special educators, bilingual/bicultural specialists, and regular classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cross, Stephanie Behm; Thomas, Clarice – Middle Grades Review, 2017
Given what we know about new teacher attrition--most teachers leave within their first five years in the field--specialized support during early years of teaching is critical. But should this support look different across different contexts and grade bands? What does supportive teacher education and induction look like for middle level educators…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Burnout, Beginning Teachers, Urban Schools
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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Van Dyke, Margot; Smith, Thomas J. – Middle Grades Review, 2017
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore the effect of varied gender groupings on argumentation skills among middle school students in Taiwan and the United States in a project-based learning environment that incorporated a graph-oriented computer-assisted application (GOCAA). A total of 43 students comprised the treatment condition…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Persuasive Discourse, Multivariate Analysis
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Pettit, Stacie K.; Albert, Craig D.; Walker, Juan; Rychly, Laura – Middle Grades Review, 2017
In this essay, the authors describe the benefits and theoretical connections of the Junior Model United Nations (JMUN) program in middle school classrooms. The lens used to view the JMUN program is informed by literature on the needs of young adolescents, inquiry learning, and global citizenship. Findings based on this literature illuminate…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Youth Programs, Inquiry
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Turner, Steven L.; Greene, Carie C. – Middle Grades Review, 2017
Middle school mentor teachers who participate in school-university clinical experiences have a unique opportunity to support preservice middle grades teachers' development and improve the schooling of young adolescents. This article investigates an early clinical experience and presents data from a survey of 38 middle school teachers who served as…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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