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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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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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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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Jin, Yi; Schmidt-Crawford, Denise A. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
With the widespread use and implementation of technology into PK-20 education, one-to-one laptop programs are becoming popular approaches and have been implemented all over the world in PK-20 classrooms. With the enthusiastic implementation of this kind of program, educators and researchers have started to pay attention to evaluating their…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Access to Computers
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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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Abidin, Zaenal; Mathrani, Anuradha; Hunter, Roberta; Parsons, David – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Implementing mobile learning in curriculum-based educational settings faces challenges related to perceived ethical and learning issues. This study investigated the affordances of mobile technologies to support mathematics instruction by teachers. An exploratory study employing questionnaires and semi-structured interviews revealed that, while…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Woloshyn, Vera Ella; Bajovic, Mira; Worden, Melissa Maney – Computers in the Schools, 2017
In this qualitative case study, we provide a series of vignettes illustrating a Grade 1 teacher's experiences integrating iPad technology into her instruction over a school year. We use the digital didactic model to deconstruct these vignettes and draw upon the teacher's reflections to gain further insights about her instructional experiences…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Vignettes, Grade 1
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Shamir-Inbal, Tamar; Blau, Ina – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Technological changes in the digital age require schools to integrate innovative technologies in learning and the curriculum. This study analyzes data collected from elementary schools toward the end of the second and the third years of the national program for the gradual integration of ICT in Israeli schools. The study examines how school…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Elementary Schools
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O'Neal, LaToya J.; Gibson, Philip; Cotten, Shelia R. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Technological advancements have led to changes in the expectations placed on K-12 teachers. Teachers are now expected to better equip students with 21st-century skills, making it important to understand teachers' beliefs about the role of technology in teaching and learning and the skills their students need to be successful. Using a qualitative…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes
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O'Bannon, B. W.; Waters, S.; Lubke, J.; Cady, J.; Rearden, K. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This study examined the perceptions of 15 teachers and 103 middle school students at a progressive private school located in Mumbai, India to determine their support for the use of mobile phones in the classroom, their perceptions of the mobile phone features that are beneficial for school-related work, and the instructional benefits and barriers…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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Kim, Yanghee; Searle, Kristin – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Over the last two decades online technology and digital media have provided space for students to participate and express their voices. This paper further explores how new digital technologies, such as humanoid robots and wearable electronics, can be used to offer additional spaces where students' voices are heard. In these spaces, young students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Robotics, Electronics, Technology Uses in 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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