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Computers in the Schools

January 2009 Volume 29, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Educational Technologies and Mathematics: Signature Pedagogies and Learner Impacts

    Don Passey

    In this article the author focuses on signature pedagogies that are associated with different forms of educational technologies. The author categorizes forms of technologies that support the... More

    pp. 6-39

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  2. Using Text Messages to Communicate with Patrons

    Peter Konshak

    Text messaging is an ideal communications method for libraries, which often want to send short, concise messages to their patrons near and far. Uses for text messaging in libraries include... More

    pp. 11-13

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  3. Ebooks and Literacy in K-12 Schools

    Emese Felvegi & Kathryn I. Matthew

    In this article the authors present a review of literature from multiple disciplines pertaining to using eBooks in the classroom in order to understand the underlying literacy and technology... More

    pp. 40-52

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  4. Signature Pedagogy: A Literature Review of Social Studies and Technology Research

    Dennis Beck & Jenni Eno

    A literature review of 121 peer-reviewed articles, books, and conference proceedings was conducted to determine the signature pedagogies of social studies education and technology integration. The ... More

    pp. 70-94

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  5. The Role of Visualization in Computer Science Education

    Eric Fouh, Monika Akbar & Clifford A. Shaffer

    Computer science core instruction attempts to provide a detailed understanding of dynamic processes such as the working of an algorithm or the flow of information between computing entities. Such... More

    pp. 95-117

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  6. "You Have to Know the Past to (Blog) the Present": Using an Educational Blog to Engage Students in U.S. History

    Meghan McGlinn Manfra & John K. Lee

    In this study the authors investigate whether a whole-class educational blog could facilitate culturally relevant instruction and authentic intellectual work in U.S. history. Qualitative data were ... More

    pp. 118-134

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  7. Digital Booktalk: Creating a Community of Avid Readers, One Video at a Time

    Glenda A. Gunter

    In this article the author presents a meta-analysis of the findings from several studies conducted over multiple years with various types of learners that investigated exemplar/signature... More

    pp. 135-156

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  8. Scaffolded Inquiry-Based Instruction with Technology: A Signature Pedagogy for STEM Education

    Kent J. Crippen & Leanna Archambault

    Inquiry-based instruction has become a hallmark of science education and increasingly of integrated content areas, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.... More

    pp. 157-173

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  9. Parallel Structures of Computer-Assisted Signature Pedagogy: The Case of Integrated Spreadsheets

    Sergei Abramovich, Jonathan Easton & Victoria O. Hayes

    This article was motivated by the authors' work on a project with a group of 2nd-grade students in a computer lab of a rural school in upstate New York. From this project, one goal of which was to ... More

    pp. 174-190

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  10. The Practice of Inquiry: A Pedagogical "Sweet Spot" for Digital Literacy?

    Bertram C. Bruce & Leo Casey

    In this article the authors introduce the practice of inquiry and discuss the case for it as a signature pedagogy for digital literacy. The Inquiry Cycle is presented as a summary of important... More

    pp. 191-206

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  11. TPACK and Pre-Service Teacher Mathematics Education: Defining a Signature Pedagogy for Mathematics Education Using ICT and Based on the Metaphor "Mathematics Is a Language"

    Kevin Larkin, Romina Jamieson-Proctor & Glenn Finger

    National professional standards for teachers in Australia (AITSL, 2011) expect teacher education graduates to demonstrate technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). Those standards... More

    pp. 207-226

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  12. Signature Pedagogy in Early Years Education: A Role for COTS Game-Based Learning

    David Miller, Derek Robertson, Alison Hudson & Jill Shimi

    In this article we look at the links between early years pedagogy and the use of digital game-based learning. Early years education is a distinctive phase of the education system in many countries,... More

    pp. 227-247

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