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Curcic, Svjetlana; Johnstone, Robin S. – Computers in the Schools, 2016
This study examined the effects of an intervention in writing with digital interactive books. To improve the writing skills of seventh- and eighth-grade students with a learning disability in reading, we conducted a quasi-experimental study in which the students read interactive digital books (i-books), took notes, wrote summaries, and acted as…
Descriptors: Intervention, Writing Skills, Learning Disabilities, Cartoons
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Kimbell-Lopez, Kimberly; Cummins, Carrice; Manning, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 2016
Students are growing up in a digital world where technology is constantly changing and evolving. However, their use of these technologies is often more social rather than academically as a way to advance their understanding of key concepts or skills as it relates to instructional content. Teachers know how to teach, and our students are definitely…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Grade 7
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Kirvan, Rebecca; Rakes, Christopher R.; Zamora, Regie – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The present study investigated whether flipping an algebra classroom led to a stronger focus on conceptual understanding and improved learning of systems of linear equations for 54 seventh- and eighth-grade students using teacher journal data and district-mandated unit exam items. Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to compare scores on…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Educational Technology
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Gómez, Miguel – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) conceptual framework, since its introduction in 2006, has provided researchers and teacher educators a theoretical means by which to understand the knowledge required to teach effectively with technology. However, a clear picture of what TPACK looks like in practice is still in its infancy.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Grade 8, Social Studies
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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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Bodzin, Alec M.; Fu, Qiong; Bressler, Denise; Vallera, Farah L. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Geospatially enabled learning technologies may enhance Earth science learning by placing emphasis on geographic space, visualization, scale, representation, and geospatial thinking and reasoning (GTR) skills. This study examined if and how a series of Web geographic information system investigations that the researchers developed improved urban…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Middle School Students, Spatial Ability, Logical Thinking
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Crawford, Lindy – Computers in the Schools, 2013
This study measured the effects of an online supplementary mathematics curriculum designed for middle school English language learners who speak Spanish as a first language. A randomized experiment measured the achievement differences between middle school English language learners who used the Web-based HELP Math (Help with English Language…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, English Language Learners
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Lei, Jing – Computers in the Schools, 2010
Based on survey data and interview data collected over four academic years, this longitudinal study examined how a ubiquitous computing project evolved along with the changes in teachers, students, the human infrastructure, and technology infrastructure in the school. This study also investigated what conditions were necessary for successful…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Grade 7, Grade 8, Influence of Technology
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Lei, Jing; Zhou, Jingye; Wang, Qiu – Computers in the Schools, 2009
Based on data collected from middle school students in a U.S. school (N = 159) and a Chinese school (N = 183), this study compared Internet use in school and at home between American students and Chinese students, explored what affected students' use of the Internet, and examined how students' Internet use related to their learning. Results reveal…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Internet