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  1. Using the Internet as a Distance Learning Tool in Selected Secondary School Areas

    John Collins

    Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 33, No. 4 (2001)

    Discussion of educational technology integration focuses on a worldwide study that analyzed the perceptions of Senior Army Instructors toward the use of the Internet as a distance learning tool in ... More

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  2. Virtual Interns in the Field: Pre-Service Educators as Online Mentors to At-Risk Middle School Science Students

    Joseph Winslow & Douglas Smith

    Electronic Journal of Science Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (1998)

    Reports on a study in which five undergraduate education majors mentored six at-risk middle school science students using real-time (synchronous) chat technology. Results of the analysis indicate... More

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  3. Reconstructing a School's Past Using Oral Histories and GIS Mapping

    Marsha Alibrandi, Candy Beal, Ann Thompson & Anna Wilson

    Social Education Vol. 64, No. 3 (2000) pp. 134–40

    Describes an interdisciplinary project that incorporated language arts, social studies, instructional technology, and science where middle school students were involved in oral history, Geographic ... More

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  4. Trait Ratings for Automated Essay Grading

    Mark D. Shermis, Chantal Mees Koch, Ellis B. Page, Timothy Z. Keith & Susanmarie Harrington

    Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 62, No. 1 (2002) pp. 5–18

    Studied the use of an automated grader to score essays holistically and by rating traits through two experiments that evaluated 807 Web-based essays and then compared 386 essays to evaluations by 6... More

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  5. Keeping the Seventh Fire: Developing an Undergraduate Degree Program for Aboriginal Adult Educators

    Michael Kompf & John Hodson

    Canadian Journal of Native Education Vol. 24, No. 2 (2000) pp. 185–202

    Brock University (Ontario); an Ontario television station; and the Iroquois, Ojibwa, and Metis Nations are collaborating on the development of an Aboriginal adult education degree program. The clan... More

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  6. Primary School Students, Information Literacy and the Web

    Leanne Bowler, Andrew Large & Gill Rejskind

    Education for Information Vol. 19, No. 3 (2001) pp. 201–23

    This study follows three sixth grade primary school students as they access, interpret, and use information found on the Web for a class assignment. Discusses information seeking behavior,... More

    pp. 201-23

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  7. Artificial Intelligence, Teachers, Children, and Parents: A Case Study. Teaching Strategies

    Susan M. Catapano

    Journal of Early Education and Family Review Vol. 9, No. 2 (2001) pp. 19–26

    A case study is presented of a second-grader whose parents receive a report that her reading and mathematics achievement is far below grade level, based on a newly implemented computer-based... More

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  8. Factors Affecting Students' Performance in Sixth Grade Modular Technology Education

    Richard A. Weymer

    Journal of Technology Education Vol. 13, No. 2 (2002) pp. 33–46

    Performance of 142 sixth graders in modular technology education using multimedia was significantly predicted by quantitative and verbal ability and prior knowledge. Cognitive style and intrinsic... More

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  9. The Effect of a Computer Simulation Activity versus a Hands-on Activity on Product Creativity in Technology Education

    Kurt Y. Michael

    Journal of Technology Education Vol. 13, No. 1 (2001) pp. 31–43

    A hands-on group of seventh graders in technology education (n=29) used Legos and another group (n=29) used Gryphon Bricks simulation software for problem solving. Analysis of teacher ratings of... More

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  10. The Implications of Selected School Reform Approaches for School Library Media Services

    Gary N. Hartzell

    School Library Media Research Vol. 4 (2001)

    Explores the implications of selected school reforms for library media services. Topics include school-based management; school choice; home schooling; inclusion of special education students; at... More

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  11. Using Technology To Engage Students in Reading and Writing. Research into Practice

    William Dee Nichols, Karen D. Wood & Robert Rickelman

    Middle School Journal Vol. 32, No. 5 (2001) pp. 45–50

    Argues that technology has the potential to increase middle school students' personal investment and subsequent engagement in learning. Introduces several strategies that integrate technology with ... More

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  12. If I Had a Hammer: Technology in the Language Arts Classroom

    Richard Jester

    English Journal Vol. 91, No. 4 (2002) pp. 85–88

    Describes the computer as a hammer, a tool with unique qualities that allows people to perceive, manipulate, and express language in ways quite different from traditional media. Explores the tool... More

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  13. Promoting Transfer of Mathematics Skills through the Use of a Computer-Based Instructional Simulation Game and Advisement

    Richard Van Eck

    Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference 2001 (April 2002)

    This study looked at the effect of contextual advisement and competition on transfer of mathematics skills in a computer-based instructional simulation game and simulation in which game... More

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  14. Using Technology To Enhance Mathematical Reasoning: Effects of Feedback and Self-Regulation Learning

    Bracha Kramarski & Orit Zeichner

    Educational Media International Vol. 38, No. 2 (2001) pp. 77–82

    Compares the effects of two types of feedback on mathematical reasoning in a computerized Israeli sixth grade class. Metacognitive feedback (MF) is based on self-regulation learning using... More

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  15. The Efforts of a Web-Based Academic Record and Feedback System on Student Achievement at the Junior High School Level

    Brian C. Sonak, Hoi K. Suen, Steve M. Zappe & Maxwell W. Hunter

    American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2002 (April 2002)

    With the advent of computer technology, students can now be informed about their progress and provided feedback limited only to the level of efficiency. For the 1999-2000 school year, a computer... More

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  16. Algebra and Activism: Removing the Shackles of Low Expectations; a Conversation with Robert P. Moses

    Kathy Checkley

    Educational Leadership Vol. 59, No. 2 (2001) pp. 6–11

    Robert P. Moses, teacher and Civil Rights activist, discusses contributions of his Algebra Project for predominantly minority youngsters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Taking and passing algebra in... More

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  17. The Use of Computers in a Mathematical Lesson in Japan: A Case Analysis from the TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study

    J Daniel House

    International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 29, No. 1 (2002) pp. 113–24

    Describes a study that investigated how computers were incorporated into an eighth grade mathematics lesson in Japan and how Gagne's nine events of instruction were also incorporated into the... More

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  18. A Rhythmic Approach to Geometry

    Alfinio Flores

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Vol. 7, No. 7 (2002) pp. 378–383

    Students can form beautiful curves through a kinesthetic experience by using a dynamic geometry program. The examples included are parabolas, pursuit curves, spirals, and more. (MM) More

    pp. 378-383

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  19. Examining Difference: Multicultural Literature Discussions Online

    Kathleen M. Carico

    Journal of Children's Literature Vol. 27, No. 1 (2001) pp. 23–31

    Describes part of a project of correspondence between a group of eighth graders and pre-service teachers in an attempt to prepare all students to work with diverse people and ideas. Hopes to... More

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  20. Development of the Collaborative Learning Measure in CMC

    Qing Li

    Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 30, No. 1 (2002) pp. 19–41

    Develops a simple tool to measure interactive learning in the context of computer-mediated communication (CMC). Describes the Measure of Interactivity in CMC (MICMC) and examines the reliability... More

    pp. 19-41

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