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Walsh, Valerie; Farren, Margaret – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the barriers to implementing iPads in a primary school setting. The participants in this study included four subject specialist teachers and an ICT coordinator. To gather their views on the use of iPads as instructional tools in the classroom, semi-structured interviews were conducted and teachers' diaries…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Holen, Jodi Bergland; Hung, Woei; Gourneau, Bonni – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This program evaluation study examines an implementation of a one-to-one laptop initiative in a rural high school. Specifically, the researchers adopted a holistic view in evaluating the process and outcomes of this implementation by examining the interrelationships among the key participants using activity theory as a conceptual framework.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Access to Computers, Social Theories, Program Evaluation
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McNicol, Sarah – Computers in the Schools, 2016
This article discusses the two main strategies commonly used to safeguard children and young people online; namely, Internet filtering and digital literacy education. In recent U.K. government guidance, both are identified as means to prevent online radicalization in schools. However, despite the inadequacies of filtering, more attention is…
Descriptors: Internet, Antisocial Behavior, Critical Literacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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Ware, Jennifer; Stein, Sarah – Computers in the Schools, 2014
Although the use of dynamic software in high school mathematics in the United States has emerged as a research topic, little research has been conducted on how teachers integrate new software in relation to at-home technology networks. Interviews with eight mathematics teachers from four North Carolina counties participating in 1:1 laptop…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Teacher Attitudes
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Dornisch, Michele – Computers in the Schools, 2013
A disconnect exists between students' comfort with using technology for learning and teachers' comfort in using technology for teaching. Students report the desire for more engaging technology-based assignments. Teachers cite multiple reasons for their hesitancy to use technology in their teaching. The current study investigates whether…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Crippen, Kent J.; Archambault, Leanna – Computers in the Schools, 2012
Inquiry-based instruction has become a hallmark of science education and increasingly of integrated content areas, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Because inquiry-based instruction very clearly contains surface, deep, and implicit structures as well as engages students to think and act like scientists,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Mark, Lauren; Ratliffe, Katherine T. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
The experiences of 247 middle school children around cyberbullying were examined through in-class questionnaires. Their use of different media, their experiences with cyberbullying, and the relationships among school type, gender, and grade level were analyzed. Of the students in this sample 33% of female and 20% of male students reported being a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Questionnaires, Gender Differences
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Coutinho, Clara; Mota, Pedro – Computers in the Schools, 2011
This article presents a report of a pedagogic experience carried out in a Portuguese 6th-grade music education class during the 2008-2009 school year. A podcast was created (www.podomatic.com) and several activities were developed, in classroom context, taking advantage of the tool's potential for teaching and learning. Although the podcast was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Informal Education, Music
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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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Willis, Jerry; Baron, Josh; Lee, Reba-Anna; Gozza-Cohen, Mary; Currie, Amity – Computers in the Schools, 2010
This paper looks at the process of collaboratively creating and disseminating information resources, such as journals, books, papers, and multimedia resources in higher education. This process has been facilitated and encouraged by two relatively new movements, open-source and, especially, open access. The most definitive expression of the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education, Social Support Groups, Textbooks
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Ioannou, Andri; Brown, Scott W.; Hannafin, Robert D.; Boyer, Mark A. – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This study investigated whether using multimedia-based instructional material in a problem-based social studies simulation enhances student learning about world issues, increases interest in social studies, and generates positive attitudes toward the instruction. The GlobalEd Project, a Web-based international negotiation simulation embedded in…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Problem Based Learning, Instructional Materials, Internet
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Thurlow, Richard – Computers in the Schools, 2009
Teaching pre-literacy skills to young children is an important educational goal that potentially can be assisted through the use of computer technologies. Preschool teachers and parents also want to help foster independent work on technological skills. Educational Web sites are being developed that might be useful in meeting both goals; however,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education
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Lieberman, Debra A.; Bates, Cynthia H.; So, Jiyeon – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This article reviews a selection of studies on digital media and learning for young children ages 3 to 6. The range of digital media for this age group is growing and includes computer-delivered and online activities; console video games; handheld media, occasionally with GPS or an accelerometer, in cell phones and other wireless mobile devices;…
Descriptors: Young Children, Social Networks, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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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
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