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Lu, Ya-Huei; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.; Ding, Ai-Chu; Glazewski, Krista – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Although many elementary schools have adopted one-to-one programs, we still lack information on how teachers integrate iPads or other tablets into their daily instruction, especially in early childhood settings. The purpose of this case study was to present how four experienced iPad-using early childhood teachers integrated one-to-one iPads into…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Peterson, Lana; Scharber, Cassandra – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of this study was to document the process one district used to design, develop, and implement a one-to-one pilot at its high school as part of its broader commitment to contemporary learning. Specifically, this qualitative case study (a) outlines the process of the laptop pilot, (b) describes the pilot implementation experience for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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Henderson-Rosser, Aleigha; Sauers, Nicholas J. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This study examined the impact of a one-to-one iPad program on inquiry-based instruction (IBI) in an all-girls science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-focused school with 99% African American students. Case study research was used and included three teachers at the school for the purpose of this study. Data collection included pre- and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Access to Computers, Handheld Devices
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Heath, Marie K. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
School districts increasingly implement one-to-one initiatives with the stated goal of reforming education. While an emerging body of research exists that studies the barriers and supports to these top-down attempts at educational change, little research exists that examines the lived experience of teachers who demonstrate a strong sense of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Barriers, Program Implementation
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Caglayan, Gunhan – Computers in the Schools, 2016
This qualitative research, drawing on the theoretical frameworks by Even (1990, 1993) and Sfard (2007), investigated five high school mathematics teachers' geometric interpretations of complex number multiplication along with the roots of unity. The main finding was that mathematics teachers constructed the modulus, the argument, and the conjugate…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Teachers, Visualization, Numbers
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Unruh, Tiffany; Peters, Michelle L.; Willis, Jana – Computers in the Schools, 2016
The purpose of this research was to compare the beliefs and attitudes of teachers using the flipped versus the traditional class model. Survey and interview data were collected from a matched sample of in-service teachers representing both models from a large suburban southeastern Texas school district. The Attitude Towards Technology Scale, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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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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Grundmeyer, Trent; Peters, Randal – Computers in the Schools, 2016
Technology is changing the teaching and learning landscape. Teacher preparation programs must produce teachers who have new skills and strategies to leverage the benefits of laptop computers in their classrooms. This study used a phenomenological strategy to explain first-year college students' perceptions of the effects of a 1:1 laptop experience…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Access to Computers
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Reynolds, Barry Lee – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Lack of knowledge in the conventional use of vocabulary and multiword patterns in one's respective field of expertise causes Taiwanese students to produce academic writing that is markedly "non-nativelike." This is because Taiwanese students are first and foremost second language readers and often have difficulty "picking up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, Reading
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Schechter, Rachel; Macaruso, Paul; Kazakoff, Elizabeth R.; Brooke, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This study investigated the potential benefits of a blended learning approach on the reading skills of low socioeconomic status students in Grades 1 and 2. Treatment students received English language arts instruction that was both teacher-led and technology-based. Comparisons were made with control students who received the same English language…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Reading Instruction, Low Income Students, Elementary School Students
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Beam, Sandra; Williams, Cheri – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine one kindergarten teacher's use of digital and multimodal technologies to mediate early writing instruction and explore the students' appropriation of that instruction to support their independent writing. Data sources included observations of writing instruction, as well as students'…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Emergent Literacy, Qualitative Research
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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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Lindqvist, Marcia J. P. Håkansson – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The uptake and use of digital technologies is studied in Unos Umeå, a joint one-to-one (1:1) research project between Umeå University and the municipality of Umeå in Sweden. This article presents the results of the third phase of the classroom work with laptops. Using the ecology of resources model (Luckin, 2010), these possibilities and…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Alexander, Curby – Computers in the Schools, 2014
In this study, student engagement during classroom activities was investigated where sixth graders created digital media projects using historical images. The study employed a qualitative design involving observations, student artifacts, and interviews while students were creating digital storyboards using a Web-based application developed for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 6, Learner Engagement, Production Techniques
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