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  1. Promoting STEM Careers before College: Undergraduates as Teachers for Middle and High School Students

    Dianna Newman, Meghan Deyoe, Jessica Lamendola & Gary Clure, University at Albany, SUNY, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 930–935

    This paper documents the impact of the use of experiential based STEM curriculum units in generating positive cognitive and affective outcomes related to STEM at the middle and high school level.... More

    pp. 930-935

  2. Podcasting use in a Junior High Social Studies Class: A Research Study of Impact of Podcasting on Student Performance

    Jonathan Amicone & Lan Li, Bowling Green State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 841–844

    This research study was initiated to determine the effectiveness of podcasting in an eighth grade Junior High Social Studies classroom. Forty students were randomly assigned into an experimental (N... More

    pp. 841-844

  3. Exploring 7th Graders' Game Design Experiences

    Yun-Jo An, University of West Georgia, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 608–610

    Using Gamestar Mechanic, 7th grade students in the “Gamifying Social Studies” class created multi-level video games based on social studies lessons. This study explored their game design processes ... More

    pp. 608-610

  4. Utilization of a Learning Management System

    Alicia Stansell, University of North Texas, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 470–474

    Middle school can be a challenging time in the development of students academically. The middle school age group is where students often start to fall behind and are unable to catch up. In an... More

    pp. 470-474

  5. Computational Thinking for the Rest of Us: A Liberal Arts Approach to Engaging Middle and High School Teachers with Computer Science Students

    Samuel Cho & Paúl Pauca, Wake Forest University, United States; Denise Johnson, Winston-Salem State University, United States; Yu'Vonne James, Hanes Magnet School, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 79–86

    Recruiting talented college students remain a significant problem because of difficulties relating and connecting their knowledge with wider audiences. We implemented over the past two years Google... More

    pp. 79-86

  6. Dimensionality of NAEP Instruments That Incorporate Polytomously-Scored Items

    James E. Carlson


    In this article some results are presented relating to the dimensionality of instruments containing polytomously scored as well as dichotomously scored items, concentrating on the 1992 National... More

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  7. Students as Hypermedia Authors: Themes Emerging from a Qualitative Study

    Sandra V. Turner & Vito M. Dipinto

    Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 25, No. 2 (1992) pp. 187–99

    In this study, seventh-grade students used hypermedia software, a graphics scanner, and a videodisc player to create multimedia research reports for science. Topics addressed include skill... More

    pp. 187-99

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  8. A Microcomputer Beliefs Inventory for Middle School Students: Scale Development and Validation

    Iris M. Riggs & Larry G. Enochs

    Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 25, No. 3 (1993) pp. 383–90

    Describes the development and validation of the Microcomputer Beliefs Inventory (MBI) that was designed to measure the self-efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs of middle school students in... More

    pp. 383-90

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  9. Digital Data in the Grade 6 Classroom

    Joseph M. Kirman & Maria Unsworth

    Journal of Geography Vol. 91, No. 6 (1992) pp. 241–46

    Presents study results determining the abilities of sixth graders to work with digital data. Defines digital data as data that can be recorded, used, and stored as numbers. Explains that the... More

    pp. 241-46

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  10. Free to Adopters: Software for Spanish Students and Teachers

    Ronald G. McCrary

    Hispania Vol. 75, No. 3 (1992) pp. 757–65

    A list of computerized exercises, grade books, test generators and other software from eight publishers is presented. Information is given on generic software, other types of computer programs... More

    pp. 757-65

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  11. Instructional Assessments: Lever for Systemic Change in Science Education Classrooms

    Brian Gong

    Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 1, No. 3 (1992) pp. 157–76

    Describes a project that addressed the challenge of promoting systemic change in science education through the use of instructional assessments. Instructional assessments integrate performance... More

    pp. 157-76

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  12. A "Handy" Database Activity for the Middle School Classroom

    Christine A. Browning & Dwayne E. Channell

    Arithmetic Teacher Vol. 40, No. 4 (1992) pp. 235–38

    Describes an activity that introduces students to the use of database software to collect and interpret data. Asks middle school students to collect personal information regarding their dominant... More

    pp. 235-38

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  13. How Do Students Make Sense of Science?

    Marcia C. Linn & Nancy Butler Songer

    Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Vol. 39, No. 1 (1993) pp. 47–73

    Eighth graders' ideas about thermodynamics, and their understanding of thermodynamics principles, were assessed before and after they attended a one-semester course on thermodynamics. Results... More

    pp. 47-73

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  14. Computer Experience of Menominee Indian Students: Gender Differences in Coursework and Use of Software

    Jerilyn R. Grignon

    Journal of American Indian Education Vol. 32, No. 3 (1993) pp. 1–15

    Among 71 eighth and twelfth graders surveyed in Menominee Indian School District (Wisconsin), eighth-grade males and females had similar school experiences with computers, but twelfth-grade females... More

    pp. 1-15

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  15. Computers in Education: Some International Comparative Research Perspectives

    Willem J. Pelgrum & Tjeerd Plomp

    Studies in Educational Evaluation Vol. 19, No. 2 (1993) pp. 97–232

    Six articles analyze 1989 data from the Computers in Education Study of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), a cross-national elementary and secondary ... More

    pp. 97-232

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  16. California Adopts Multimedia Science Program

    Peter E. Kneedler

    T.H.E. Journal (Technological Horizons in Education Journal) Vol. 20, No. 7 (1993) pp. 73–76

    Describes the evolution of "Science 2000," a nontextbook program adopted by the California State Board of Education for seventh-grade science. Discusses ways the program can be integrated into the ... More

    pp. 73-76

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  17. MTV Unleashed: Sixth Graders Create Music Videos Based on Works of Art

    Bryan Berg & Dianne Turner

    TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 38, No. 3 (1993) pp. 28–31

    Describes a video project developed for sixth graders that combined their interest in MTV (Music Television) music videos with renowned works of art, original art work, popular music, and special... More

    pp. 28-31

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  18. Collaborative, Computer-Based Learning: Cognitive and Affective Outcomes

    Judi Repman

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 9, No. 2 (1993) pp. 149–63

    Discussion of collaborative learning focuses on a study of seventh-grade social studies students that was conducted to determine whether incorporating structure and training into collaborative,... More

    pp. 149-63

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  19. Effects of Cooperative, Competitive, and Individualistic Goals on Student Achievement Using Computer-Based Drill-and-Practice

    Christine M. Bahr & Herbert J. Rieth

    Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 11, No. 1 (1991) pp. 33–48

    Forty-six mildly handicapped junior high school students were paired and assigned to cooperative, competitive, individualistic, and no goal control conditions in a computer-assisted computational... More

    pp. 33-48

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  20. The Effects of Computer-Based Pretesting Strategies on Learning and Continuing Motivation

    David W. Dalton & David A. Goodrum

    Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 24, No. 2 (1991) pp. 204–13

    Fifth and sixth grade children were assigned to three pretesting conditions: a full-length pretest, an adaptive pretest that exited learners when nonmastery was indicated, and a no pretest control.... More

    pp. 204-13

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