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Bamboo People—An Interdisciplinary Unit For High School, Mitzi Moore Aug 2011

Bamboo People—An Interdisciplinary Unit For High School, Mitzi Moore

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

A summer assignment asks students to read the book Bamboo People, by Mitali Perkins, and complete assignments in every class that are connected to the book. At the beginning of the school year, teachers use the assignments to extend the learning and help students understand the major themes of the book (child soldiers, landmines, literacy, and service to others). A video conference with the author is planned, as well as interactions with people familiar with modern-day Myanmar/Burma. The culminating activity is to bring all the assignments together in one place by publishing a blog post.


Global Environmental Problems, The Isa Way, Mitzi Moore, Kathleen Pedder Aug 2011

Global Environmental Problems, The Isa Way, Mitzi Moore, Kathleen Pedder

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

This unit asks freshmen to verbally advocate for an assigned policy option from an assigned roll, during a simulation in which they work in teams to influence a mock Presidential Advisory Panel on Environmental Issues. Learning the content (global environmental problems), researching, and collaborating to establish a position will take one month and be taught primarily through Biology and World Geography classes, with support from Math and Multimedia. They will also read Ishmael in English class, and extend their understanding of sustainability issues by taking a week-long field trip immediately following the simulation.


An Ethical Dilemma: Talking About Plagiarism And Academic Integrity In The Digital Age, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Kelly Sassi Jul 2011

An Ethical Dilemma: Talking About Plagiarism And Academic Integrity In The Digital Age, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Kelly Sassi

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

An open, in-depth discussion about academic dishonesty may help students (and teachers) develop ethical approaches to scholarship. Real classroom talk is closely examined and suggestions for teaching students how to avoid plagiarism in the digital age are offered.


Aisr Connections, Fall 2011 (2011-2012 Orientation Issue), Aisr Jul 2011

Aisr Connections, Fall 2011 (2011-2012 Orientation Issue), Aisr

The AC's Research Support Newsletter (Formerly AISR Connections)

Yearly publication of AISR Connections for 2011-2012.

Issue includes:

  • FACT Program Incorporates iPads
  • Classroom Technologies & Videoconferencing
  • Jefferson Digital Commons Posts Half Million Downloads

The mission of Academic & Instructional Support & Resources (AISR) is to strengthen the educational, research and clinical activities of the Jefferson community by providing knowledge-based information, developing and managing instructional technologies and content, supporting and managing campus classroom technologies, and providing leadership in scholarly communication and publishing.


A Study Of K-12 Music Educators' Attitudes Toward Technology-Assisted Assessment Tools, Lance D. Nielsen Jun 2011

A Study Of K-12 Music Educators' Attitudes Toward Technology-Assisted Assessment Tools, Lance D. Nielsen

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

The purpose of this study was to examine K-12 music educators’ attitudes regarding the use of technology in the assessment of music learning. There is a considerable range of musical behaviors with different levels of complexity that can be assessed (Boyle & Radocy, 1987). A variety of software and web-based assessment tools are available for music educators. However, it is unclear how many teachers are taking advantage of incorporating these technological assessment tools into their instructional practice. This study provided current data about the demographics of teachers using technology to assess musical growth and the variables that might motivate a music ...


How Do Millennial Engineering And Technology Students Experience Learning Through Traditional Teaching Methods Employed In The University Setting?, Elizabeth A. Howard May 2011

How Do Millennial Engineering And Technology Students Experience Learning Through Traditional Teaching Methods Employed In The University Setting?, Elizabeth A. Howard

Department of Computer Graphics Technology Degree Theses

The purpose of the study was to document and analyze how Millennial engineering and technology students experience learning in large lecture classrooms. To help achieve this purpose, perceptions Millennials have toward traditional teaching methods employed in large lecture classes were analyzed and discussed. Additionally, this study documented how Millennials experienced technology within large lecture classrooms. A learning model depicting how Millennials experience learning within the large lecture classroom was created based on the results of this study. This model employed three separate tools utilized within the large lecture classroom. These tools: Lecture, Technology, and Homework, work together to synthesize learning ...


Examining Student Achievement And Motivation Using Internet-Based Inquiry In The Classroom, Julie M. Lokie May 2011

Examining Student Achievement And Motivation Using Internet-Based Inquiry In The Classroom, Julie M. Lokie

Public Access Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of the pilot study was to compare middle school Family and Consumer Science student achievement and motivation in a classroom using Internet based inquiry to the achievement and motivation of students without the use of Internet based inquiry. The control group had 37 students and the experimental group had 21 students participate in the study. Each group was taught a two-week lesson on child growth and development. The control group was taught with a conventional, teacher-directed, method using textbooks and worksheets. The experimental group was taught with computers and an Internet based inquiry method. Students in each group ...


Narrative Education: Bridging Technology And Story Telling To Empower Teachers And Students, Joan Walker Apr 2011

Narrative Education: Bridging Technology And Story Telling To Empower Teachers And Students, Joan Walker

Cornerstone 2 Reports : Community Outreach and Empowerment Through Service Learning and Volunteerism

No abstract provided.


The Educational Technology Front In 2011, Jo Meyertons Apr 2011

The Educational Technology Front In 2011, Jo Meyertons

Faculty & Staff Publications

Today's K-20 educators are more adept at using technology resources than at any time in the past. Simultaneously, educators are ever more wary about technology resources because of the risk that the technology may fail at some critical moment in class, the risk that privacy issues may cause problems for their students, and the risk of unintended consequences for teachers who experiment with new technologies. For example, asking students to use some of the many new free or low-cost applications means that educators must be aware of advertisements for products that may be misleading, and malware that may compromise ...


The George-Anne Mar 2011

The George-Anne

The George-Anne

No abstract provided.


Avatars, Blabberize, And Cell Phones: Abc's Of The Digital Age [Paper], Kay S. Gandy, Rebecca Stobaugh Mar 2011

Avatars, Blabberize, And Cell Phones: Abc's Of The Digital Age [Paper], Kay S. Gandy, Rebecca Stobaugh

School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications & Presentations

The Digital Age is revolutionizing education. Educators need to be well-trained on the variety of technology tools available. Technology tools captivate the interest of students and encourage high-levels of engagement. Often, the daily lives of students are rich in technology, while teachers lack the knowledge or skills to integrate technology into the curriculum. Two university teacher education professors will share innovative technology tools to enhance instruction. The tools were modeled in education courses for preservice teachers and transferred into K-12 classrooms. Technology tools included: Skype, PhotoPeach, Prezi, Blabberize, Xtranormal, Poll Everywhere (voting with cellphones), Tagxedo, GPS, and GIS. For example ...


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Jan 2011

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Georgia Southern Named Top University for Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math


Making Youtube And Facebook Videos: Gender Differences In Online Video Creation Among First-Year Undergraduate Students Attending A Highly Selective Research University, Anu Vedantham Jan 2011

Making Youtube And Facebook Videos: Gender Differences In Online Video Creation Among First-Year Undergraduate Students Attending A Highly Selective Research University, Anu Vedantham

Scholarship at Penn Libraries

Online video creation for YouTube and Facebook is a newly popular activity for college students. Women have explored social networking technologies at about the same level as men, but have expressed less interest in computer programming and multimedia design. Online video creation includes aspects of both social networking and programming / multimedia design and provides an interesting forum for examining gender-related differences. This mixed methods study uses questionnaire data from 31% of the population of first year students attending a highly selective research university. The study explores how online video creation varies by gender after incorporating theoretical concepts of confidence, self-efficacy ...


Transmedia Publishing, Jonathan Cohen, Laura Smolkin, Glen L. Bull Jan 2011

Transmedia Publishing, Jonathan Cohen, Laura Smolkin, Glen L. Bull

Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison Jan 2011

Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Complexity Of Technology Acceptance By Higher Education Students, Sue Bennett, Karl A. Maton, Lisa Carrington Jan 2011

Understanding The Complexity Of Technology Acceptance By Higher Education Students, Sue Bennett, Karl A. Maton, Lisa Carrington

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

It is often claimed that all young people are highly adept with the digital technologies that infuse their lives, and that the way they think and behave has created a new gap between them and their teachers. It is suggested that to bridge this gap and ensure that young people are fully engaged, educators must incorporate digital technology more effectively into teaching and learning. This is problematic, however, because technology has had limited impact on education and has failed to be widely adopted as a learning support across many aspects of school and university education. More needs to be known ...


Theorising Knowledge Practices: A Missing Piece Of The Educational Technology Puzzle, Sarah Howard, Karl A. Maton Jan 2011

Theorising Knowledge Practices: A Missing Piece Of The Educational Technology Puzzle, Sarah Howard, Karl A. Maton

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Different Methods For Ethical Analysis In Health Technology Assessment: An Empirical Study, Samuli Saarni, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Bjorn Hofmann, Gert-Jan Van Der Wilt Jan 2011

Different Methods For Ethical Analysis In Health Technology Assessment: An Empirical Study, Samuli Saarni, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Bjorn Hofmann, Gert-Jan Van Der Wilt

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Objectives: Ethical analysis can highlight important ethical issues related to implementing a technology, values inherent in the technology itself, and value-decisions underlying the health technology assessment (HTA) process. Ethical analysis is a well-acknowledged part of HTA, yet seldom included in practice. One reason for this is lack of knowledge about the properties and differences between the methods available. This study compares different methods for ethical analysis within HTA.

Methods: Ethical issues related to bariatric (obesity) surgery were independently evaluated using axiological, casuist, principlist, and EUnetHTA models for ethical analysis within HTA. The methods and results are presented and compared.

Results ...


The Appeal To Nature Implicit In Certain Restrictions On Public Funding For Assisted Reproductive Technology, Drew Carter, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer Jan 2011

The Appeal To Nature Implicit In Certain Restrictions On Public Funding For Assisted Reproductive Technology, Drew Carter, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Certain restrictions on public funding for assisted reproductive technology (ART) are articulated and defended by recourse to a distinction between medical infertility and social infertility. We propose that underlying the prioritization of medical infertility is a vision of medicine whose proper role is to restore but not to improve upon nature. We go on to mark moral responses that speak of investments many continue to make in nature as properly an object of reverence and gratitude and therein (sometimes) a source of moral guidance. We draw on the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein in arguing for the plausibility of an appeal ...


Making Youtube And Facebook Videos: Gender Differences In Online Video Creation Among First-Year Undergraduate Students Attending A Highly Selective Research University, Anu Vedantham Jan 2011

Making Youtube And Facebook Videos: Gender Differences In Online Video Creation Among First-Year Undergraduate Students Attending A Highly Selective Research University, Anu Vedantham

Scholarship at Penn Libraries

Online video creation for YouTube and Facebook is a newly popular activity for college students. Women have explored social networking technologies at about the same level as men, but have expressed less interest in computer programming and multimedia design. Online video creation includes aspects of both social networking and programming / multimedia design and provides an interesting forum for examining gender-related differences. This mixed methods study uses questionnaire data from 31% of the population of first year students attending a highly selective research university. The study explores how online video creation varies by gender after incorporating theoretical concepts of confidence, self-efficacy ...


Technology Enhanced Learning: Students' Views, Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp Jan 2011

Technology Enhanced Learning: Students' Views, Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp

Conference Papers

User feedback is very important in all areas of computer science especially in the development of computer applications. Hence, student feedback on the use of technology enhanced learning in higher education in Ireland is relevant to the quality of the learning resources to be created by learning designers and academics in the future. The book “Student Reactions to Learning with Technologies: Perceptions and Outcomes” (Moyle & Wijngaards, 2012) was published by IGI Global in October 2011. This book includes contributions from various authors who are interested in students’ feedback regarding how technology has impacted on their educational experience. This book provides feedback from students located in different countries. Chapter 10: “Students’ views of E-Learning: The impact of technologies on learning in higher education in Ireland ” (O'Donnell & Sharp, 2012) provides feedback from three hundred and twenty students to inform learning designers and academics about students’ thoughts and opinions on the impact of technologies on learning in higher education in Ireland. This research was conducted in both Trinity College Dublin and the Technological University Dublin. The responses received from the students who kindly participated in this study were analyzed and the findings are presented in this chapter. Analysis of the responses received from these students indicates that students are of the opinion that the use of technologies in higher education can beneficially transform learning; however, technologies will never replace lecturers.


Learning Mathematics With Technology: The Influence Of Virtual Manipulatives On Different Achievement Groups, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, J. M. Suh Jan 2011

Learning Mathematics With Technology: The Influence Of Virtual Manipulatives On Different Achievement Groups, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, J. M. Suh

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This study examined the influence of virtual manipulatives on different achievement groups during a teaching experiment in four fifth-grade classrooms. During a two-week unit focusing on two rational number concepts (fraction equivalence and fraction addition with unlike denominators) one low achieving, two average achieving, and one high achieving group participated in two instructional treatments (three groups used virtual manipulatives and one group used physical manipulatives). Data sources included pre- and post-tests of students’ mathematical content knowledge and videotapes of classroom sessions. Results of paired samples t-tests examining the three groups using virtual manipulatives indicated a statistically significant overall gain following ...


Mathematics In The Age Of Technology: There Is A Place For Technology In The Mathematics Classroom, Helen Crompton Jan 2011

Mathematics In The Age Of Technology: There Is A Place For Technology In The Mathematics Classroom, Helen Crompton

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

In today’s world of ubiquitous computing there are a number of technologies available to K-12 educators for teaching and learning mathematics. However, Koehler and Mishra (2008) have described how teaching and learning with such technologies presents a “wicked problem,” as it can involve a number of variables, independent of each other and contextually bound, that need to be brought together. This article highlights the advantages technology offers for mathematics education and looks at some of the reasons behind the poor uptake, such as teacher beliefs and lack of training. A number of solutions are offered to address these issues ...