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Perry, David R.; Steck, Andy K. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Teachers are increasingly integrating mobile digital technology into the classroom. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of incorporating iPads in a secondary-level geometry course on academic achievement, student engagement, self-efficacy, and meta-cognitive self-regulation. Students in the iPad-using classroom experienced lower…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Self Efficacy
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Lorenz, Barbara; Green, Tim; Brown, Abbie – Computers in the Schools, 2009
The use of multimedia graphic organizer software and how it influenced the prewriting process for primary school children were evaluated. An analysis of writing samples generated by second-grade students with diverse writing abilities was carried out. Students were given two opportunities to participate in prewriting activities--one without and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Prewriting, Grade 2, Computer Software
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Harmer, Andrea J.; Cates, Ward Mitchell – Computers in the Schools, 2007
Engaging middle-school students in scientific inquiry is typically recognized as important, but difficult. Designed to foster learner engagement, this method used an online, problem-based, science inquiry that investigated the West Nile virus during four weeks of collaborative classroom sessions. The inquiry prototype was authored in WISE, the…
Descriptors: Internet, Science Instruction, Science Education, Middle School Students
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Milone, Michael – Computers in the Schools, 2005
Exemplary Web-based schools are as different as they are similar. The schools featured in this section have applied technology in unique ways to meet the needs of their students. Five examples are cited across the U.S.: Lemon Grove School District, Lemon Grove, California; Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Carlsbad…
Descriptors: Internet, School Districts