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Zhang, Meilan; Trussell, Robert P.; Tillman, Daniel A.; An, Song A. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
In recent years, smartphones and tablets have been rapidly adopted by consumers worldwide. Within the United States, a growing number of school districts have incorporated tablets into classroom instruction. As mobile technology becomes further integrated into households and classrooms, parents, teachers, and students might need information for…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Access to Computers
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Shannon, Lisa Cassidy; Styers, Mary Koenig; Wilkerson, Stephanie Baird; Peery, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of Accelerated Reader, a computer-based learning program, at improving student reading. Accelerated Reader is a progress-monitoring, assessment, and practice tool that supports classroom instruction and guides independent reading. Researchers used a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the program with 344…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Milman, Natalie B.; Carlson-Bancroft, Angela; Vanden Boogart, Amy – Computers in the Schools, 2014
This mixed methods case study examined the implementation of a 1:1 iPad initiative in a suburban, co-educational, independent, preK-4th grade elementary school in the United States. This article focuses on how teachers used iPads to differentiate instruction and across multiple content areas. Findings show the processes by which teachers employed…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lowman, Joneen – Computers in the Schools, 2014
The study investigated the impact of podcasts and vodcasts accessed through an iPod on fourth-and sixth-grade students' vocabulary acquisition. Students were randomly assigned to either a podcast group or a vodcast group. Regardless of group assignment, each student completed three six-minute podcasts or vodcasts a day for three days. On average,…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 4, Grade 6
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Coggins, Porter E. – Computers in the Schools, 2013
The purpose of this article is to present several implications and recommendations regarding what elementary school children, aged 9-12¬†years, know about computer passwords and what they know about why computer passwords are important. Student knowledge can then be used to make relevant curriculum decisions based in conjunction with applicable…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes
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Hur, Jung Won; Suh, Suhyun – Computers in the Schools, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine effective ways to integrate an interactive whiteboard, podcast, and digital storytelling for language proficiency development in English language learners. Researchers integrated these three technologies into a 60-hour intensive summer English program and investigated their impacts on student vocabulary…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Video Technology, Vocabulary Skills
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Ratcliff, Corbet C.; Anderson, Susan E. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
In this case study, a group of nine 4th grade children were introduced to the Logo programming language during three 90-minute sessions over a four-week period. They attended a private university-based laboratory school serving students with various learning disabilities. This project demonstrated that a classic version of Logo captured the…
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Mild Disabilities, Programming Languages, Learning Disabilities
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Gallardo-Virgen, J. Andres; DeVillar, Robert A. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
Impact on student achievement of randomly assigned students working individually or collaboratively in mixed- and matched-gender pairs at a computer on predetermined science tasks was investigated. Collaborative dyads shared a computer and screen as each operated an independent keyboard and mouse. A mixed gender control group working individually…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design
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Waring, Scott M. – Computers in the Schools, 2010
As it has been shown that teachers of social studies content are less likely than teachers of other content areas to utilize technology in their classroom, this study focuses on one instructional technology coordinators' beliefs towards technology, instruction, and students and how these beliefs impacted how technology was utilized during a…
Descriptors: Local History, Educational Technology, Coordinators, Teaching Methods