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Technology academies: A professional development model for technology integration leaders

Research
The authors describe the Maryland Technology Academy Leadership Program and present findings on the program’s effects from an independent evaluator. The program was launched in summer 1999 to build...

Technology and Education Change: Focus on Student Learning

Research
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This study examined technology implementation practices associated with student learning gains. Interviews and observations were conducted with staff at schools where teachers using reading or...

Technology and Student Learning: Toward a Learner-Centered Teaching Model

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This article ways teachers can differentiate instruction and meet learner needs to (a) emphasize a student’s specific abilities and needs; (b) provide active learning environments; and (c) integrate...

Technology in Schools. Suggestions, Tools and Guidelines for Assessing Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education

Article
This guide was written by the National Forum on Education Statistics under NCES's Cooperative Education Statistics System. Directed toward state and local education agencies, it describes how to...

Technology planning: A roadmap to successful technology integration in schools

Research
The author presents findings from a study that examined the technology planning process in a private K–12 school to investigate why, despite extensive investments in technology, schools are not...

Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

Video
Watch Temple Grandin talk about autism, thinking in pictures, and diverse learners.

The ABCs of Accessibility and Accommodations in State Assessments

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In this information-packed webinar, Martha Thurlow, director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes, discusses challenges and solutions in Technology-based Approaches to Accessibility and...

The Effect of Assistive Technology on Educational Costs: Two Case Studies

Article
This paper looks in detail at the costs associated with the education of two children who have used assistive technologies developed at Boston College, and compares them with the educational costs...

The Effectiveness of electronic text and pictorial graphic organizers to improve comprehension related to functional skills

Research
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The study examined the effectiveness of a computer-based instructional program in teaching students with intellectual disabilities how to use a pictorial graphic organizer as a visual prompt to...

The Impact of Digital tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

Article
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The results of a survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers found that digital technologies had the potential to shape student writing in myriad ways. The...

The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: How Today’s Students are Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Learning

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This report focuses on three current educational technology trends mobile learning, online and blended learning and e-textbooks. It discusses the potential of these trends to enable, engage, and...

The Power of Simple Words

Video
Standards: Writing
This short animated video from TEDEducation highlights the importance of clear, concise communication when writing for various audiences.

The Unique Challenges Facing the IT Professional in K-12 Education

Article
Many studies have been undertaken regarding the challenges of the information technology professional in the corporate world, but none address the special concerns of K-12 educational institutions....

The effectiveness of a highly explicit, teacher-directed strategy instruction routine: Changing the writing performance of students with learning disabilities

Research
Standards: Writing
Using a highly explicit and teacher-directed instructional strategy, this study examined the impact of three planning strategies (goal setting, brainstorming, and organizing) on writing outcomes for...

The effects of adjunct questions and feedback on improving the reading comprehension skills of learning-disabled adolescents

Research
Standards: Literature • Informational Text
The study examined the effect of various questioning strategies on improving students’ reading comprehension. The participants of the intervention condition were randomly assigned into four groups:...

The effects of instruction using semantic mapping on vocabulary and comprehension

Research
Standards: Foundational Skills • Language
The study compared the effectiveness of semantic mapping and context clues on students’ vocabulary and comprehension. In the semantic mapping group, the students learned new words using related known...

The effects of strategic morphological analysis instruction on the vocabulary performance of secondary students with and without disabilities

Research
This study tested the effects of an intervention which taught high school students with and without learning disabilities, in general education English classrooms, to predict word meaning using a...

The effects of strategy instruction on the comprehension performance of at-risk students

Research
Standards: Literature
The study examined the effects of two interventions on improving student reading comprehension. The first intervention was strategy instruction. In this condition, students were taught how to...

The learning-to-learn strategies of adolescent students with disabilities: Highlighting, notetaking, planning, and writing expository texts

Research
Standards: Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects • Literacy in History/Social Studies • Writing
The study examined the learning-to-learn strategies of students with and without disabilities as they highlighted, took notes, planned, and wrote expository texts in social studies and science....

The process writing approach: A meta-analysis

Research
Standards: Writing
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to determine if process-writing instruction improves the quality of students’ writing and their motivation to write. The meta-analysis focused on studies with...