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Taking Education to the Cloud

“Why would anyone want to compute in a cloud?” That was my first reaction to hearing the phrase, cloud computing. Clouds are ethereal, temporary, ever-changing. Hardly sounds like a good environment for...
Author: Chuck McGill
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Communication: Merging Technology and Visual Imagery with Problem Solving

Communication: Merging Technology and Visual Imagery with Problem Solving

Common Core Standards and 21st century skills, with their emphasis on communication through listening and speaking, are a good fit for middle grades students who thrive on interaction. Case in point: my sixth...
Author: Nancy Ruppert
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Power Up

Technology has made nearly everything in modern life more efficient, accessible, richer, and faster, yet students are frequently asked to check their smart phones, laptops, and other devices at the door when they...
Author: Bob Wise
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Strengthening Teams Through Technology

Today’s middle school teams use a wide range of technology tools to achieve six important goals: to develop their teacher team; to design effective workflows; to establish a strong team culture; to involve...
Author: Penny A. Bishop & John M. Downes
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Getting ConnectED

There was a time when the nation thought two-lane roads would meet all of its transportation needs, but when demand exceeded capacity, the federal government acted to expand to interstate highways and ease congestion....
Author: Bob Wise
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Parent Perceptions and Recommendations about Homework Involving Wikis and Blogs

Middle grades parents share their views of online homework assignments.

Homework is an important way for teachers to develop relationships with their students' parents and other caregivers. The learning activities teachers assign for homework provide parents a window into the content and...
Author: Christine A. Portier, Shelley Stagg Peterson, Zelia Capitao-Tavares, & Kamla Rambaran
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Developing the Internet-Savviness (IS) Scale: Investigating the Relationships Between Internet Use and Academically Talented Middle School Youth

This study investigated the development and validation of a 32-item scale that measures Internet-Savviness (IS). Relationships between this multidimensional construct and other primary variables of interest including...
Author: Roger W. Geyer
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Should Middle School Students with Learning Problems Copy and Paste Notes from the Internet? Mixed-Methods Evidence of Study Barriers

In the experimental phase of this mixed-methods study, 49 middle school students receiving special education services took notes from the Internet under either a written notes or a copy-and-paste notes condition....
Author: L. Brent Igo, Roger A. Brunning, Paul J. Riccomini
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Gardens, Geometry, and WebQuests

Are you looking for an effective way to educate this generation of youth who thrive on technology? Try WebQuests! WebQuests are online learning tools linking students to content and resources that are interactive and...
Author: Anna Mae Flynn, Melanie W. Greene
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Examining Response to a One-to-One Computer Initiative: Student and Teacher Voices

The impact of a one-to-one computing initiative at a Midwestern urban middle school was examined through phenomenological research techniques focusing on the voices of eighth grade students and their teachers....
Author: Mark G. Storz, Amy R. Hoffman
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