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West, Jessica A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this article, I share the ways in which New Literacies theory served as an interpretive lens to understand how the Internet as a cultural tool mediates the literacy actions of adolescents in English Language Arts classrooms. Data were drawn from a larger study in which students who were considered "at-risk" because of previous…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Literacy Education, Internet
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Lofthus, Liv; Silseth, Kenneth – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The focus of this article is on digital literacy and students' use of digital sources. We are examining how students choose digital video sources when doing group work with tablets in a social studies project. The analysis centers on how students collaboratively negotiate and reason around their choice of video sources during an assignment about…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Information Literacy, Information Sources, Video Technology
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Tran, Kelly M. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
In this study, I discuss the need to increase girls' involvement with game design due to the numerous benefits that engaging in this practice might have. In particular, I discuss the tool Twine, an accessible and relatively easy-to-use platform for creating text-based games. I provide an overview of the tool and its potential benefits for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents
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Harnisch, Delwyn L.; Comstock, Sharon L.; Bruce, Bertram C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The development of critical scientific literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms requires authentic inquiry with a basis in the real world. Pairing scientists with educators and employing informatics and visualization tools are two successful ways to achieve this. This article is based on rich data collected over eight years from middle…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Science, Middle Schools
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Kline, Sonia; Letofsky, Kirsten; Woodard, Rebecca – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
This article is intended to highlight peer response discourse trends and to initiate a dialogue about the ways in which educators, and designers of educational environments, can play a central role in creating more democratic discourse in classrooms. We report on a research and development project involving education experts, computer engineers,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Grade 8, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation
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Carlin-Menter, Shannon – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to analyze the writing experiences of eighth-grade students in three social studies classrooms while using a Web 2.0 online writing workspace. Participants included one social studies teacher and 69 eighth-grade students in a selective admission public high school. Furthermore, three of the eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Literacy, Social Studies, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Olmanson, Justin; Abrams, Sandra Schamroth – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
In this article, the authors trace teachers' experiences while participating in an educational technology development and research project focused on the creation and use of an online writing and peer review environment. They follow teachers from their initial expectations of the program, to their response to professional development training…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Peer Evaluation, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Through a Foucauldian lens, this article examines the affordances and constraints of an online peer-review program in four special education English language arts classes in two New York City middle schools. Data from classroom observations, teacher interviews, and online student spaces and artifacts provide insight into the technologies of power…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Power Structure, Special Education, English Instruction