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DeVane, Ben; Steward, Cody; Tran, Kelly M. – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reports on a project that used a game-creation tool to introduce middle-school students ages 10 to 13 to problem-solving strategies similar to those in computer science through the lens of studio-based design arts. Drawing on historic paradigms in design pedagogy and contemporary educational approaches in the digital arts to teach…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Design, Problem Solving, Computer Science
Gaydos, Matthew; Harris, Shannon; Squire, Kurt – Educational Technology, 2016
Player responses to a brief survey gauging their understanding of content after playing an educational game, "Virulent," are presented. Response accuracy was higher for picture-based questions than text-based questions, despite the presentation of both within the game. Given that games may present educational content in multiple ways…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Experience, Student Surveys, Cytology
Tinker, Robert; Horwitz, Paul; Bannasch, Stephen; Staudt, Carolyn; Vincent, Tony – Educational Technology, 2007
This article introduces two contrasting ways of using highly mobile information technology for educational purposes. The first example uses mobile devices and scientific probes to gather information; the second uses a combination of mobile and desktop computers to disseminate it by way of podcasts. The examples also show that mobile devices…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Yarnall, Louise; Carriere, Sara; Stanford, Tina; Manning, Carmen; Melton, Bob – Educational Technology, 2007
This article presents findings from research in a school district using handhelds to support writing across the curriculum. The authors report that handheld devices can be useful to foster classroom note-taking activities, assist students who have handwriting difficulties, and provide inspiration to teachers who want to create collaborative and…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Computers, Telecommunications