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Elhay, Amir Abd; Hershkovitz, Arnon – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Communication between students and teachers is usually extended beyond the classroom's time and space. This communication, referred to as out-of-class communication (OCC), may impact students' academic, social, and emotional development. Today, OCC is facilitated via social media and instant messaging services, which may affect its nature. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Computer Software, Classroom Environment, Social Media
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Kajiyama, Tomoko – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
A previously reported botanical data retrieval application has been improved to make it better suited for use in middle-and high-school science classes. This search interface is ring-structured and treats multi-faceted metadata intuitively, enabling students not only to search for plant names but also to learn about the morphological features and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Science Teachers, Plants (Botany)
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Chapin, John – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
A survey of adolescents (N = 1,488) documented Facebook use and experience with cyber bullying. The study found that 84% of adolescents (middle school through college undergraduates) use Facebook, and that most users log on daily. While 30% of the sample reported being cyber bullied, only 12.5% quit using the site, and only 18% told a parent or…
Descriptors: Models, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Bullying