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  1. Learning Environments with Technological Resources: A Look at Their Contribution to Student Performance in Latin American Elementary Schools

    Marcela Roman Carrasco & F Javier Murillo Torrecilla

    Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 60, No. 6 (December 2012) pp. 1107–1128

    Research shows that computer access and use has a positive effect on the performance reached by Latin American schoolchildren in sixth grade. This is supported by Multilevel models of 4 and 3... More

    pp. 1107-1128

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  2. Motivated Learning with Digital Learning Tasks: What about Autonomy and Structure?

    Anne-Marieke van Loon, Anje Ros & Rob Martens

    Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 60, No. 6 (December 2012) pp. 1015–1032

    In the present study, the ways in which digital learning tasks contribute to students' intrinsic motivation and learning outcomes were examined. In particular, this study explored the relative... More

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  3. Educators Engage Digital Natives and Learn from Their Experiences with Technology

    John M. Downes & Penny Bishop

    Middle School Journal Vol. 43, No. 5 (May 2012) pp. 6–15

    Advocates of the middle school concept have long espoused the importance of being developmentally responsive to the unique nature and needs of young adolescents (National Middle School Association,... More

    pp. 6-15

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  4. Video-Conferencing Technology Brings a Homebound Middle Grades Student to the Classroom

    Robin Y. Beeman & Caleb J. Henderson

    Middle School Journal Vol. 43, No. 5 (May 2012) pp. 26–33

    The middle grades are a time of transitions for teenagers. Attending a new school, developing new friendships, meeting new teachers, and becoming more independent are all part of the middle school ... More

    pp. 26-33

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  5. From Redlining to Benevolent Societies: The Emancipatory Power of Spatial Thinking

    Katharyne Mitchell & Sarah Elwood

    Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 40, No. 2 (2012) pp. 134–163

    This study highlights the power of place, and reconceptualizes geography education as integral to the larger project of teaching for democratic citizenship. Using an interactive web platform, the... More

    pp. 134-163

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  6. An Analysis of School Anti-Bullying Laws in the United States

    Maryellen T. Kueny & Perry A. Zirkel

    Middle School Journal Vol. 43, No. 4 (March 2012) pp. 22–31

    Bullying, a pattern of physical or emotional abuse that students intentionally inflict on their peers, exists throughout secondary education, but is most prevalent during the middle grades. To... More

    pp. 22-31

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  7. Listening to Their Voices: Middle Schoolers' Perspectives of Life in Middle School

    Mary Anne Steinberg & Erica D. McCray

    Qualitative Report Vol. 17 (2012)

    This article examines middle schoolers' perspectives on their lives in middle school. Fifteen middle school students from three middle schools in the Southeast region of the United States... More

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  8. Presence and Middle School Students' Participation in a Virtual Game Environment to Assess Science Inquiry

    Catherine C. Schifter, Diane Jass Ketelhut & Brian C. Nelson

    Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 1 (2012) pp. 53–63

    Technology offers many opportunities for educators to support teaching, learning and assessment. This paper introduces a project to design and implement a virtual environment (SAVE Science)... More

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  9. Writing Teachers Should Comment on Facebook Walls

    Allen Teng

    Voices from the Middle Vol. 19, No. 4 (May 2012) pp. 34–38

    A middle school language arts teacher reflects on his experience in utilizing a school-housed online social network to create avenues for authentic audience, purpose, and response to student... More

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  10. New Literacies and Emerging Technologies: Perspectives from U.S. and Chinese Middle Level Teachers

    Hiller A. Spires, Gwynn Morris & Junzheng Zhang

    RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education Vol. 35, No. 10 (2012)

    This study focuses on middle grades teachers from the United States and China, the two countries with the highest Internet use, in an attempt to understand both groups' perspectives on integrating ... More

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  11. When Each One Has One: The Influences on Teaching Strategies and Student Achievement of Using Laptops in the Classroom

    Deborah L. Lowther, Steven M. Ross & Gary M. Morrison

    Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 51, No. 3 (2003) pp. 23–44

    This study examined the educational effects of providing fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-grade students with 24-hour access to laptop computers. Specifically, the impact of laptops on classroom... More

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  12. Using Graphing Calculators in the Montessori Middle School Classroom

    Aki Margaritis

    Montessori Life Vol. 15, No. 2 (2003) pp. 42–43

    Asserts that graphing calculators give students and teachers the ability to investigate, explore, compare, and discover concepts in a much more comprehensive way than simple calculators or no... More

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  13. Research towards an Expanded Understanding of Inquiry Science beyond One Idealized Standard

    Nancy Butler Songer, Hee-Sun Lee & Scott McDonald

    Science Education Vol. 87, No. 4 (2003) pp. 490–516

    Examines the implementation and adaptation of Kids as Global Scientists (KGS), an inquiry-based, technology-rich middle school environment. Examines three classrooms of urban teachers in high... More

    pp. 490-516

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  14. Girls (and Boys) and Technology (and Toys)

    Rena Upitis

    Canadian Journal of Education Vol. 26, No. 2 (2001) pp. 164–82

    Studied how 29 Canadian junior high school students aged 11 to 14 used technology to design and produce toys. Findings show that the project-based unit allowed students to use technology in... More

    pp. 164-82

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  15. Paperless Grades and Faculty Development

    James C. Hardy, Dennis Jones & Sandy Turner

    Journal of Faculty Development Vol. 19, No. 1 (2003) pp. 15–17

    Provides overview of process of switching from paper-based grade reporting to computer-based grading. Authors found that paperless grading decreased number of errors, made student access more... More

    pp. 15-17

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  16. Gender Differences in Computer-Related Control Beliefs and Home Computer Use

    Astrid M. Solvberg

    Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research Vol. 46, No. 4 (2002) pp. 409–26

    Explored gender differences in home computer use and control beliefs about computer use in 152 Norwegian eighth graders. In the group of students without computer training or use at school, males... More

    pp. 409-26

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  17. Strategy Instruction Goes Digital: Two Teachers' Perspectives on Digital Texts with Embedded Learning Supports

    Nicole Strangman

    Electronic Literacy in School and Home: A Look into the Future. Vol. 6, No. 9 (2003)

    Interviews Michelle Winslow, a fourth-grade teacher, and Pat Previte, a sixth-grade teacher in Massachusetts. Explains that the two teachers have a common vision for all students: one of engaged,... More

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  18. Making Text Come to Life on the Computer: Toward an Understanding of Hypermedia Literacy

    Maya B. Eagleton

    Electronic Literacy in School and Home: A Look into the Future. Vol. 6, No. 1 (2002)

    Investigates the genres, sign systems, and cueing systems of hypermedia literacy. Contends that increased knowledge of this complex literacy will help educators plan curriculum and evaluate student... More

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  19. Data in the Middle Grades: A Probability WebQuest

    Fran Arbaugh, Carolyn M. Scholten & N Kathryn Essex

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Vol. 7, No. 2 (2001) pp. 90–95

    Describes how probability is treated in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) "Principles and Standards of School Mathematics". (YDS) More

    pp. 90-95

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  20. Investigating Prime Numbers and the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search

    Jeffrey J. Wanko & Christine Hartley Venable

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Vol. 8, No. 2 (2002) pp. 70–76

    Describes a prime-number unit that targets middle school students learning about patterns, formulas, and large numbers while participating in a search for the largest prime number. (YDS) More

    pp. 70-76

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