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Effects of Laptop Computers on Elementary Student Achievement and Attitude

The effects of laptop computers on elementary student attitude achievement were explored. An attitudinal questionnaire was used to gain an insight on how students viewed learning and technology. The overall effect of using laptops improved student outlook on computer importance, computer enjoyment, study habits and creativity as well as how much they enjoyed school. Males resulted in higher computer enjoyment and overall attitudes and dispositions towards school. For females, the effect of using laptops indicated they held beliefs higher than males in computer importance, study habits, ...
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A Federal Higher Education iPad Mobile Learning Initiative: Triangulation of Data to Determine Early Effectiveness - Springer

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ERIC - Collaboration, Community and Project-Based Learning--Does It Still Work Online?, International Journal of Instructional Media, 2005-Mar-22

A virtual community is defined as "an area of cyberspace that connects users and enables them to interact with each other in a variety of ways and the problem with defining virtual communities is that they come in many shapes and sizes." A virtual community allows teachers, administrators, parents and students not only access to information, but it also allows them to serve as content providers. They can read articles written by others in the education community and submit their own articles. They can also join conferences for discussing issues related to education. In this article, the author discusses the viability of virtual communities in education. Establishing a caring, cooperative learning environment is essential to fostering intrinsic motivation. When children feel safe, the need for extrinsic rewards is eliminated. By being encouraged to take risks, be independent thinkers, and be responsible, a classroom community can be developed in which students interact successfully.
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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads | science and math | Scoop.it
Giving children ample opportunities to develop sound investigative skills at an early age is essential to nurturing their ability to think critically and scientifically as they get older.

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The Self-Regulated Learner Advantage:Learning Science on the Internet | Hargis | Electronic Journal of Science Education

The Self-Regulated Learner Advantage:Learning Science on the Internet
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