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Zhai, Xiaoming; Zhang, Meilan; Li, Min; Zhang, Xuejie – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Mobile technology has been increasingly adopted in science education. We generally assume that more innovative use of mobile technology leads to a greater learning outcome. Yet, there is a lack of empirical research to support this assumption. To fill in the gap, we drew upon data from 803 high school students who had used mobile devices for five…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Li, Yanhong; Yang, Harrison Hao; MacLeod, Jason – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
The constructivist smart classroom learning environment is quickly emerging as an alternative classroom model that integrates active learning with advanced technology to improve learners' socialization and achievement. This research examines pre-service teachers' (n = 462) preferences toward this learning environment, as well as the predictive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning), Virtual Classrooms
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Kosmas, Panagiotis; Ioannou, Andri; Zaphiris, Panayiotis – Educational Media International, 2019
The relationship among bodily movements, cognitive abilities, and academic achievement in children is receiving considerable attention in the research community. The embodied learning approach is based on the idea of an inseparable link between body and mind in learning, aiming for teaching methods that promote children's active engagement in the…
Descriptors: Motion, Cognitive Development, Correlation, Academic Achievement
D'Angelo, Cynthia M.; Rutstein, Daisy; Harris, Christopher J. – Educational Technology, 2016
This article presents a summary of the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on computer-based interactive simulations for K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning topics. For achievement outcomes, simulations had a moderate to strong effect on student learning. Overall, simulations have…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Computer Simulation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Dionisio, Rui Meira – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The randomized research study assessed the effect of an inquiry-based science (IBS) program on non-cognitive outcomes and academic achievement. The study was the result of a grant that was awarded by Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), a program affiliated with Montclair State University in conjunction with Bristol-Myers…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Pilot Projects, Inquiry, Academic Achievement
Lea, Joy Hill – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The technology that changed the world outside schools is now changing the way curriculum is presented in the classroom. With the national focus on keeping competitive with other countries as well as on accountability standards, it is important for instructional leaders to make informed decisions regarding integrating technology as an instructional…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Moon, Andria L.; Wold, Cheryl M.; Francom, Gregory M. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2017
Reading comprehension, or understanding the author's message, is a critical component of teaching literacy (Hougen and Smartt 2012). Student-centered activities using the iPad with the goal of improving reading comprehension in a fifth-grade classroom were implemented for this action research study. University teacher candidates guided fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Student Centered Learning, Handheld Devices, Reading Improvement
Scott, Jaared – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research suggests that teacher evaluation systems have promoted effective teaching in many common education classrooms for core academic subjects, but have not been as successful in promoting effective teaching in non-core subjects (Jacques & Potemski, 2013). Technology center classrooms are certainly an example of non-core subjects that may…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Leadership Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Knapp, Nancy Flanagan – Knowledge Quest, 2019
School librarians play a key, though often unrecognized, role in teaching literacy skills (Knapp 2011; Lance and Hofschire 2012; Scholastic 2016). Research over two decades has repeatedly confirmed school libraries' and librarians' significant impact on learners' literacy achievement. Studies in more than twenty states and several Canadian…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Educational Games, Early Reading
Jefferson, Tyrone M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
While researchers have focused on the effect of technology on student performance, it is not yet known how advanced technology such as Promethean boards influence student achievement. This qualitative research study was designed to understand how urban elementary school mathematics teachers meet the learning needs of urban elementary school…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Elementary School Students, Urban Areas, Educational Technology
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Robinson, Kara – Teaching English with Technology, 2016
This literature review presents a critical appraisal of current research on the role technology integration plays in high school students' literacy achievement. It identifies the gaps within the research through comprehensive analysis. The review develops an argument that the use of laptops in secondary English classrooms has a significant impact…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students
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Yilmaz, Ozgur – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2015
This study was performed to investigate the effects of live virtual classroom on students' achievement and to determine students' opinions about the live virtual physics classroom at distance learning. 63 second-year Distance Computer Education & Instructional Technology students enrolled in this study. At the live virtual physics classroom,…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Synchronous Communication, Investigations, Physics
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Jordt, Hannah; Eddy, Sarah L.; Brazil, Riley; Lau, Ignatius; Mann, Chelsea; Brownell, Sara E.; King, Katherine; Freeman, Scott – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Achievement gaps between underrepresented minority (URM) students and their white peers in college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classrooms are persistent across many white-majority institutions of higher education. Attempts to reduce this phenomenon of underperformance through increasing classroom structure via active learning…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Minority Group Students, White Students
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Saal, Petronella Elize; van Ryneveld, Linda; Graham, Marien Alet – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
In his State of the Nation address on 7 February 2019, the president of the Republic of South Africa. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, stated that the government would provide digital workbooks and textbooks to every school child in South Africa by 2025. (De Villiers, 2019). This announcement begs the question how effective the incorporation of Information…
Descriptors: Correlation, Information Technology, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Bush, Drew; Sieber, Renee; Seiler, Gale; Chandler, Mark – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
This study with 79 students in Montreal, Quebec, compared the educational use of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) global climate model (GCM) to climate education technologies developed for classroom use that included simpler interfaces and processes. The goal was to show how differing climate education technologies succeed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Environmental Education, Ecology
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