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The integration of learning technologies into high school classrooms is being promoted and supported around the world. This journal article outlines a qualitative study of high school teachers' perceptions of learning technologies. Underlying the study was a theoretical background that highlighted the importance of appropriate perceptions to successful integration of learning technologies into classrooms. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This journal article discusses a study examining the perceptions of faculty and students on the topic of technology integration in the teaching of courses at a Midwestern College of Education. The purposes of this study are to collect baseline data to identify the current extent of technology integration, to inform the strategic planning process, and for accreditation purposes. The article from "The ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This pdf file is an article describing the advantages of using Classtalk technology in the classroom to enhance classroom communication. Classtalk technology cab facilitate the presentation of questions for small group work, collec the student answers and then display histograms showing how the class answered. This new communication technology can help instructors create a more interactive, student ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This pdf article discusses the need for teaching systems thinking and critical thinking skills. Systems thinking and systems dynamics are important for developing effective strategies to close the gap between the interdependent nature of our problems and our ability to understand them. This article calls for a clearer view of the nature of systems thinking and the education system into which it must ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This National Geographic news article from December 2001 outlines the eruptive progress of Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico. The article discusses the difficulties of evacuating locals during volcanic disasters because of their overall beliefs that the volcano is their "friend." Users can also link to other National Geographic news stories, special news series and the main National Geographic site. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Human geography, Geology
 
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This National Geographic news article from July 2002 describes world wide volcanic hazards. Due to the increasing population near dangerous volcanoes, the importance of volcanic monitoring and hazard prevention is essential. This article discusses the difficulty of educating residents about volcanic hazards and establishing programs to prevent disasters. The article also outlines several National ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Human geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This journal article published at the October 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference discusses strategies and mechanisms for electronic peer review. It outlines a peer-grading system for review of student assignments over the World-Wide Web called Peer Grader. The system allows authors and reviewers to communicate and authors to update their submissions. This system facilitates collaborative learning ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This pdf article in EDUCAUSE Review discusses the use of information technology (IT) to improve educational outcomes. The article outlines why technology does not always work to improve educational outcomes and provides suggestions of how use IT investments to improve educational outcomes. EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This electronic journal article from Education, Technology and Society, discusses the advantages of online assessment using a Web CT system. Cheating and increasing class sizes in courses have forced instructors to reconsider their approach to assessment. This article examines Massey University Information Systems departments explorations into WebCT and how it compares to facilities (potentially) ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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The use of instructional technology to learn and teach science is a natural approach for today's undergraduate. This online journal article discusses the advantages and outcomes of adding computers to a non-major laboratory to serve as the research laboratory notebook. The computers converted the course into a dynamic student- centered classroom. Cooperative teams became very active in doing inquiries, ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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