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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane; Rowsell, Jennifer; Simpson, Alyson; Scott, Ruth McQuirter; Walsh, Maureen; Ciampa, Katia; Saudelli, Mary Gene – Journal of Education, 2015
This article profiles the use of the iPad in classroom literacy activities in three instructional environments: Toronto, Canada; San Diego, United States; and Sydney, Australia. The two-year, qualitative study included observational fieldwork filming students' interactions with tablets in the midst of literacy events. Students in each context used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Literacy
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Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Lapp, Diane – Journal of Education, 2014
School-based gardens are increasingly common. The benefits to students reflect principles of global education by modeling sustainability through responsible ecological planning and service to the community, the environment, and humanity. The authors propose a pedagogical framework for planning school gardens and related experiences that…
Descriptors: Gardening, Educational Benefits, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Lapp, Diane; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Journal of Education, 2012
Survey methods were employed to learn more about teachers' attitudes toward graphic novels and how graphic novels are used in their classrooms. Questions explored participants' attitudes and actual classroom use. The survey research sought to determine if teachers are open to using graphic novels and the extent of their willingness to do so.…
Descriptors: Novels, Picture Books, Literary Genres, Teacher Attitudes
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Lapp, Diane; Shea, Andrea; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere – Journal of Education, 2011
Weblogs or blogging may foreground audience needs for a written work and help novice authors grow in audience awareness and elicit and use audience feedback. A case study of a second-grade classroom compared students' growing audience awareness and the ways they addressed audience needs. Analysis of student written work, students' comments to…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Electronic Publishing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Mediated Communication