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  1. Combined Fluency and Cognitive Strategies Instruction Improves Mathematics Achievement in Early Elementary School

    Martha Carr, Gita Taasoobshirazi, Rena Stroud & James M. Royer

    Contemporary Educational Psychology Vol. 36, No. 4 (October 2011) pp. 323–333

    One hundred and seventy-eight second grade students from two states (Georgia and Massachusetts) participated in an experiment in which they were randomly assigned to either (1) a computer program... More

    pp. 323-333

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  2. A Geometric Path to the Concept of Function

    Scott Steketee & Daniel Scher

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Vol. 17, No. 1 (August 2011) pp. 48–55

    The concept of "function" spans elementary school through high school. When introducing the topic to elementary school and middle school students, the authors ask them to work with a variety of... More

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  3. A Meeting of the Minds: Learning about the Eastern Hemisphere and Creating Citizens of the World

    Kevin Sheehan & Larry Laifer

    Social Studies and the Young Learner Vol. 24, No. 1 (2011) pp. 14–18

    Working at the sixth grade level, the authors write about their effort to interest students in current events and their historical roots. This article outlines a series of learning experiences and ... More

    pp. 14-18

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  4. A Randomized Field Trial of the Fast ForWord Language Computer-Based Training Program

    Geoffrey D. Borman, James G. Benson & Laura Overman

    Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Vol. 31, No. 1 (2009) pp. 82–106

    This article describes an independent assessment of the Fast ForWord Language computer-based training program developed by Scientific Learning Corporation. Previous laboratory research involving... More

    pp. 82-106

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  5. Creativity Assessment: Comparability of the Electronic and Paper-and-Pencil Versions of the Wallach-Kogan Creativity Tests

    Sing Lau & Ping Chung Cheung

    Thinking Skills and Creativity Vol. 5, No. 3 (December 2010) pp. 101–107

    With a sample of Grade 4 Chinese students, the present study examined whether the electronic version was comparable to the paper-and-pencil version of the Wallach-Kogan Creativity Tests (WKCT). It ... More

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  6. Web-Based Tutoring of the Structure Strategy with or without Elaborated Feedback or Choice for Fifth- and Seventh-Grade Readers

    Bonnie J. F. Meyer, Kay Wijekumar, Wendy Middlemiss, Kelli Higley, Pui-Wa Lei, Catherine Meier & James Spielvogel

    Reading Research Quarterly Vol. 45, No. 1 (2010) pp. 62–92

    This study investigated the effects of different versions of Web-based instruction focused on text structure on fifth- and seventh-grade students' reading comprehension. Stratified random... More

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  7. Reconsidering Off-Task: A Comparative Study of PDA-Mediated Activities in Four Classrooms

    L Mifsud & A I. Morch

    Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 26, No. 3 (June 2010) pp. 190–201

    Mobile technology is ubiquitous and diverse and permeates many aspects of daily life at home, during leisure activities, and in public spaces. The study presented here is of two sixth grade classes... More

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  8. A Comparison Study of Polyominoes Explorations in a Physical and Virtual Manipulative Environment

    Y Yuan, C -Y. Lee & C -H. Wang

    Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 26, No. 4 (August 2010) pp. 307–316

    This study develops virtual manipulative, polyominoes kits for junior high school students to explore polyominoes. The current work conducts a non-equivalent group pretest-post-test quasi... More

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  9. Maine Ingredients

    John K. Waters

    T.H.E. Journal Vol. 36, No. 8 (Sep 09, 2009) pp. 34–39

    This article features Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI), the nation's first-ever statewide 1-to-1 laptop program which marks its seventh birthday by expanding into high schools, providing... More

    pp. 34-39

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  10. Building Bridges to Literacy. The Twenty-Seventh Yearbook: A Peer Reviewed Publication of the College Reading Association. [Papers from the College Reading Association Conference, 2004]

    Patricia E. Linder, Mary Beth Sampson, JoAnn R. Dugan & Barrie Brancato


    The theme of the College Reading Association 2004 annual conference in Delray Beach, Florida, was "Building Bridges: Reaching beyond Our Borders." The articles in this yearbook show how reflection ... More

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  11. Inspiration in a Middle School Curriculum

    Sue Bursey & Paul Newhouse

    Australian Educational Computing Vol. 19, No. 2 (December 2004) pp. 12–17

    Early adolescence, classified from 10-14 years, is an important stage of development where thinking, planning and reasoning skills are evolving. Middle School is an educational context which... More

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  12. The CMETS Program: Grounding Middle Grade Mathematics and Technology Professional Development in Research-Based Best Practice

    Shannon Guerrero & Sharon Dugdale

    International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education Vol. 16, No. 4 (2009) pp. 155–167

    The past few decades have seen middle school teachers in the United States hit especially hard by contradictory messages about the use and importance of technology in support of their standards... More

    pp. 155-167

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  13. People or Machines? Measured Reading Comprehension from Different Reader Types

    Timothy W. Conner & Lola Aagaard

    Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2009 (Nov 04, 2009)

    Differences in reading comprehension were examined in students with disabilities after use of three reader modification types. Participants (n=10) conveniently selected from two school districts... More

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  14. Using a Multimodal Learning System to Support Music Instruction

    Pao-Ta Yu, Yen-Shou Lai, Hung-Hsu Tsai & Yuan-Hou Chang

    Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 3 (2010) pp. 151–162

    This paper describes a multimodality approach that helps primary-school students improve their learning performance during music instruction. Multimedia instruction is an effective way to help... More

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  15. Teaching in Middle School Technology Education: A Review of Recent Practices

    Thomas M. Sherman, Mark Sanders & Hyuksoo Kwon

    International Journal of Technology and Design Education Vol. 20, No. 4 (November 2010) pp. 367–379

    We review articles published between 1995 and 2008 in four journals that are the primary scholarly resources for Technology Education middle school teaching. This descriptive study identified four ... More

    pp. 367-379

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  16. "So What?" Students' Articulation of Civic Themes in Middle-School Historical Account Projects

    Thomas Hammond

    Social Studies Vol. 101, No. 2 (2010) pp. 54–59

    Two middle-school teachers incorporated student creation of historical accounts into their history instruction. During these projects, the teachers instructed their students to (1) summarize... More

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  17. Learning Religion and Religiously Learning: Musings on a Theme

    Mary Hess

    Religious Education Vol. 105, No. 3 (May 2010) pp. 234–237

    One of the author's most vivid and early memories of "learning about religion" comes from when she was in seventh grade, and her math teacher scolded her and her friend for arguing about religion... More

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  18. Junior high school students’ Internet usage and self-efficacy: A re-examination of the gender gap

    Meng-Jung Tsai & Chin-Chung Tsai

    Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 4 (May 2010) pp. 1182–1192

    This paper investigated the gender differences in junior high school students’ Internet self-efficacy and their use of the Internet. A total of 1080 eighth graders were randomly selected from all... More

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  19. Students' Perceptions to Use Technology for Learning: Measurement Integrity of the Modified Fennema-Sherman Attitudes Scales

    Murat Kahveci

    Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 185–201

    The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to provide the evidence for the reliability of the modified Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scales (FSMAS), as translated to Turkish language and... More

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  20. Assessing Calculators as Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

    Emily C. Bouck & Aman Yadav

    Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits Vol. 5, No. 1 (2008) pp. 19–28

    This study explored the performance of 75 seventh-grade students with and without disabilities, educated in inclusive mathematics classes, on open-ended, problem-solving mathematics assessments. In... More

    pp. 19-28

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