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Wolski, Robert; Jagodzinski, Piotr – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The rapid development of information and communication technologies has enabled the development of interfaces, which allow the recognition of the gestures and movements of the user. These interfaces, due to their affordable prices, are available to a wide range of users. They are called natural user interfaces (NUI). NUI are commonly used in game…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Kim, Byoung Gwan; Shim, Hye Rin – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study investigated the optimal conditions under which foreign language learning takes place using a smartphone. The authors proposed that two factors, chunking and imagery, would increase language learning. On the basis of previous findings, they formulated three hypotheses: (a) the use of images will have a positive effect on learning…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Independent Study, Grade 7, English (Second Language)
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Noreen, Razia; Rana, Abdul Majid Khan – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2019
The aim of this research was to study the effect of activity-based teaching and traditional method of teaching on students' achievement in the subject of Mathematics at elementary stage. The research was experimental based on pre-test, post-test control group design. Two units of geometry were selected from seventh grade Mathematics for this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Donegan, Rachel E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This study examined and quantified the maintenance of reading comprehension effects from a 4th-grade intervention for students with reading difficulties across the summer into the fall of 5th grade. We randomly assigned 4th-grade students with reading comprehension difficulties to a multicomponent reading intervention (Passport) or to typical…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Orakci, Senol; Gelisli, Yücel – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2019
The study aims to determine the effects of learning activities based on learner autonomy on the English achievements, attitudes, and learner autonomy of 6th grade students by allowing students to choose activities to be conducted in English language teaching. The study was conducted on experimental and control groups. Research data were collected…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Elementary School Students, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes
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Rosen-O'Leary, Robin; Thompson, Eustace G. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
The current focus on STEM education is based on the idea that science, technology, engineering and math be taught in an interdisciplinary and applied approach in grades K-12. There is growing attention to integrating the arts as an equal partner to STEM learning (STEAM). The purpose of this cluster random sample experimental study was to examine…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Visual Arts, Retention (Psychology)
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Ziegler, Esther; Edelsbrunner, Peter A.; Star, Jon R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Introducing new concepts to learners in an order of increasing complexity appears to be beneficial for learning, but typically introduction of concepts does not always adhere to this principle. We examined whether introducing new algebra concepts in a contrasted manner or in an order of increasing complexity instead of a different more typical…
Descriptors: Interference (Learning), Difficulty Level, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Egüz, Sule; Öztürk, Cemil; Kesten, Alper – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of using communication technologies in teaching of attainments related to global education in social studies course on students' academic success, knowledge retention and their opinions on teaching practice. The research was carried out on the 6th grade students in a secondary school in the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Global Education
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Clary, Renee M.; Elder, Anastasia; Dunne, James; Saebo, Svein; Beard, Debbie; Wax, Charles; Tucker, Deborah L. – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
The Teacher Academy in the Natural Sciences (TANS) provided middle school (U.S. Grades 6-8) teachers (N = 81) with intensive professional development (PD) in chemistry, geosciences, and physics, with teachers enrolled in one scientific discipline per year. Because some teachers were retained and rotated into different disciplines, the TANS program…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Retention (Psychology), Faculty Development
Jones, Paketrice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a scholar practitioner, the goal is to use the most effective teaching strategies available to help eighth-grade social studies students retain the vocabulary from each unit of study and increase both their short- and long-term memories. The problem identified for this action research was that the current use of the word wall (WW) vocabulary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, United States History, History Instruction
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Hannel, Stacey L.; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate whether or not computer-based simulations had a greater impact on science achievement compared to traditional hands-on methods for middle school students in an on-level science course. The study also sought to determine if either method had an impact on retention as well as motivation. The participants in…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Student Motivation, Computer Simulation, Hands on Science
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Slemmons, Krista; Anyanwu, Kele; Hames, Josh; Grabski, Dave; Mlsna, Jeffery; Simkins, Eric; Cook, Perry – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Popularity of videos for classroom instruction has increased over the years due to affordability and user-friendliness of today's digital video cameras. This prevalence has led to an increase in flipped, K-12 classrooms countrywide. However, quantitative data establishing the appropriate video length to foster authentic learning is limited,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
Kasay, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to compare and evaluate two types of vocabulary interventions using grade 9 physics vocabulary terms using two lists of 10 words. A quasi-experimental crossover research design was used to compare the two interventions, presented during two separate sessions, 1) active, multimedia that includes the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Middle School Students, Physics, Intervention
Rusçuklu, Pinar; Özer, Dilek Zeren – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of teaching the unit "Granular Structure of Substances" using a four-stage life-based teaching model on students' academic achievement and the retention of learning. The study employed a pretest-posttest randomized control group design. It surveyed a total of 52 6th-grade students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness, Retention (Psychology), Middle School Students