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Menano, Luisa; Fidalgo, Patrícia; Santos, Ieda M.; Thormann, Joan – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This article incorporates a multidisciplinary approach by reviewing the use of 3D printing and 3D printing in art. It contains a brief background about the 3D printing process and a description of how 3D printing is being used in schools. Examples of how artists are currently using this new technology are provided to encourage art education…
Descriptors: Art Education, Printing, Visual Aids, Computer Uses in Education
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Kormos, Erik M. – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This quantitative study investigated the differences in perceptions and attitudes toward technology integration of K-12 public school teachers in rural, suburban, and urban environments. The purpose was to examine the relationship between frequency of use and perception of effectiveness of web-based learning tools based upon the type of school…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Web Based Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Technology Integration
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Imbriale, Ryan; Schiner, Nicholas; Elmendorf, Douglas – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Baltimore County Public Schools is in the midst of a transformation of teaching and learning; the goal being the creation of student-centered classrooms supported by a one-to-one computer for every student. This transformation, known as Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow, began in 2014 and is now in its third academic year. We present this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Educational Technology
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Pautz, Stefani; Sadera, William A. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
School districts have been placed under increasing pressure to equalize student access to technology and equip students with the skills necessary to be competitive in a global economy. In response, a growing number of schools have sought an irreversible and dramatic departure from past practices, a second-order change, to learner-centered…
Descriptors: Principals, School Districts, Phenomenology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Trust, Torrey; Maloy, Robert W. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The emergence of 3D printing has raised hopes and concerns about how it can be used effectively as an educational technology in school classrooms. This paper presents the results of a survey asking teachers from multiple grade levels and subject fields about the impact of 3D projects on student learning. Teachers were asked about the kinds of 3D…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Kim, Daesang; Downey, Steve – Computers in the Schools, 2016
Heinich et al. (1999) introduced the ASSURE model to guide teachers in how to plan and deliver lessons that effectively integrate technology into their classroom teaching. Its straightforward, practical approach has made it one of the most widely taught instructional models in the education arena. However, for all of its widespread use, there is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration
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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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Elmendorf, Douglas C.; Song, Liyan – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Rapid advances in technology and increased access to technology tools have created new instructional demands and expectations on teachers. Due to the ubiquitous presence of technology in K-12 schools, teachers are being observed on both their pedagogical and technology integration practices. Applying the technological pedagogical and content…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jones, Vita L.; Hinesmon-Matthews, Lezlee J. – Computers in the Schools, 2014
Often the consideration of assistive technology devices and services during the individualized education program (IEP) process is overlooked. Because the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) authorized this consideration, IEP team members must be keenly aware of the importance they hold in providing this valuable input. Thus, IEP…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Student Needs
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Felvegi, Emese; Matthew, Kathryn I. – Computers in the Schools, 2012
In this article the authors present a review of literature from multiple disciplines pertaining to using eBooks in the classroom in order to understand the underlying literacy and technology related issues and challenges. eBooks brought about changes in how students learn to read, and in how they read to learn. They require students to learn new…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Hechter, Richard P. – Computers in the Schools, 2012
Teacher education programs across North America are transforming. What were once piecemeal programs consisting of often unrelated courses are now becoming coherent and intertwined trajectories toward teacher certification. Part of this transformation can be attributed to the weaving of "signature pedagogies" throughout overarching…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Vajda, James; Abbitt, Jason T. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
Through this mixed-method evaluation study the authors investigated a pilot implementation of an open-source productivity suite for teachers in a K-12 public school district. The authors evaluated OpenOffice version 3.0 using measures identified by the technology acceptance model as predictors of acceptance and use of technology systems. During a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Educational Technology, Program Implementation
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Banister, Savilla – Computers in the Schools, 2010
Advocates of ubiquitous computing have long been documenting classroom benefits of one-to-one ratios of students to handheld or laptop computers. The recent sophisticated capabilities of the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad have encouraged further speculation on exactly how K-12 teaching and learning might be energized by such devices. This paper…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices
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Lu, Ruiling; Overbaugh, Richard C. – Computers in the Schools, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' perceptions of their school environment in terms of factors that enhance or prohibit the use of instructional technology. The study also investigated whether the technology implementation environment varied for schools at different locations and different levels. Both quantitative and qualitative…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Educational Environment
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Menuey, Brendan P. – Computers in the Schools, 2009
Passed in 2000, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) mandates Internet filtering for all public schools and libraries. Challenges to the law have been raised on constitutional grounds by free-speech advocates such as the American Library Association and the American Civil Liberties Union. After losing one such challenge in district court,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Libraries, Professional Associations, Federal Government
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