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Mourão, Andreza Bastos; Netto, José Francisco de Magalhães – Informatics in Education, 2019
This article presents an experience report regarding the application of an Inclusive Model of Development of Accessible Learning Objects, in the Mathematics discipline, to help 8th year Elementary School children, to perform calculations with natural numbers. The Learning Object was developed using Scratch and accessibility guidelines to include…
Descriptors: Models, Mathematics Instruction, Resource Units, Foreign Countries
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Kaloti-Hallak, Fatima; Armoni, Michal; Ben-Ari, Moti – Informatics in Education, 2019
This paper describes a study of students' meaningful learning of the engineering design process during their participation in robotics activities. The population consisted of middle-school students (ages 13-15 years) who participated in the FIRST® LEGO® League competition. The methodology used was qualitative, including observations and…
Descriptors: Robotics, Engineering, Design, Middle School Students
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Kynigos, Chronis; Grizioti, Marianthi – Informatics in Education, 2018
During the last decade, coding has come to the foreground of educational trends as a strong mean for developing students' Computational Thinking (or CT). However, there is still limited research that looks at coding and Computational Thinking activities through the lens of constructionism. In this paper, we discuss how the knowledge we already…
Descriptors: Coding, Computation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Baturay, Meltem Huri; Gökçearslan, Sahin; Sahin, Semsettin – Informatics in Education, 2017
The current study investigates the attitudes of teachers towards Computer-Assisted Education (CAE) and their knowledge of technology, pedagogy and content via TPACK model that assesses the competencies for developing and implementing successful teaching. There were 280 participants in the study. The results of the study indicate that teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Technological Literacy
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Brecka, Peter; Valentová, Monika – Informatics in Education, 2017
The basis of the submitted study are the continuously rising demands to alter the curricula with the aim to develop students' key competences in order to increase their professional versatility. The lack of scientific research and discussions show that little investigation has been done on the issue of development of key competences. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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von Wangenheim, Christiane G.; Petri, Giani; Zibertti, André W.; Borgatto, Adriano F.; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Pacheco, Fernando S.; Filho, Raul Missfeldt – Informatics in Education, 2017
The objective of this article is to present the development and evaluation of dETECT (Evaluating TEaching CompuTing), a model for the evaluation of the quality of instructional units for teaching computing in middle school based on the students' perception collected through a measurement instrument. The dETECT model was systematically developed…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Course Evaluation, Case Studies, Evaluation Methods
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Jung, Hee-Jung – Informatics in Education, 2015
The role of mobile technology has significantly increased and been emphasized in English education. However, research investigating EFL teachers' attitudes and behaviors related to mobile technology has been limited in descriptive aspects of the technology, leading to misunderstandings about EFL teachers' needs. Furthermore, many prior studies…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Weigend, Michael – Informatics in Education, 2014
Scientific issues like the behavior of wild and domesticated animals can serve as a motivation to learn programming concepts. Instead of following a systematic introduction, the students directly dive into programming and start immediately with their projects. In this constructionist approach the educational challenge for the teacher is to provide…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Science Instruction, Student Projects, Programming
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Žácok, L'ubomir – Informatics in Education, 2010
The utilization of hypertext educational material is going to be solved in this paper as a source using which the effectiveness of education the technical subjects at the 7th grade of elementary school can be increased. As a comparison between reached results in the control and experimental groups of pupils we used final didactical examination,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Hypermedia, Grade 7