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2008-09-07 03:00:21

By Edmonds, Christopher T Edmonds, Thomas P ABSTRACT: To investigate whether student response system (SRS) technology increases student exam performance, we conduct a quasi- experiment using six introductory managerial accounting courses. Three courses were taught using SRS technology and three were taught without using SRS technology. The students in the SRS courses performed on average 3.15 percentage points better than students in the non-SRS courses after controlling for age, gender,...

2008-09-02 18:00:24

ETA/Cuisenaire announces a special deal on VersaTiles(R), its exclusive self-correcting, independent student practice system designed to build essential skills and improve test scores in math, science and reading. At a time when classroom spending is tight, educators now have the chance to stretch their budgets with this special offer from the premier publisher of hands-on educational materials. From now through Nov. 30, 2008, educators will receive five free additional VersaTiles answer...

2008-09-02 09:00:32

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column about supporting schools by supporting levies. But that is not the only way adults need to support education. Whether you are a parent, stepparent, significant other of a parent, grandparent or other relative -- by supporting your schools, you support children. Education is increasingly important in our society. No longer can someone find a job that supports not only themselves but a family without an education. By education I mean education in its...

2008-09-02 03:00:28

By Dallimore, Elise J Hertenstein, Julie H; Platt, Marjorie B Abstract. This research project examines students' reactions to in-class discussion as an instructional technique by investigating the effect of participation practices on communication-based skill development. The findings provide evidence that active preparation and participation in class discussion can be linked to students' reports of improved oral and written communication skills. Conclusions suggest that discussion can be a...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Thiry, Heather Laursen, Sandra L; Hunter, Anne-Barrie ABSTRACT Involvement of scientists in education is essential to strengthen quality and access to US science education at the K-12 and higher levels. Yet little research evidence exists to help practitioners understand scientists' education and outreach interests, beliefs, and motivations, and the barriers that must be addressed to involve them effectively. The ReSciPE Project (Resources for Scientists in Partnership with Education)...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

Alex Aiken, a director of comms at Westminster City Council Congratulations are due to the students basking in their A-level achievements today, but those communicating the education agenda need to do some serious remedial work. Over the past few years the education system has rarely been out of the news - for the wrong reasons. From claims of massaged exam results to SAT incompetence and academy school controversy, education has received a bad press. There is no single point of focus...

2008-08-05 15:00:22

TEACHERS will be given the chance to brush up on the latest techniques for improving children's literacy at a conference in the Capital later this week. Among the things discussed at the Narrative and Interactive Learning Environments event on Thursday will be emerging art forms such as computer games and digital comics. Working with new media such as games, films or graphic novels is seen as a good way of engaging otherwise disinterested pupils. The conference is being organised by...

2008-07-04 03:00:21

By Lardner, Emily Malnarich, Gillies Why the Pedagogy of Intentional Integration Matters Everyone is entitled to an education of quality. -Greater Expectations, AAC&U Report, 2002 Each January, the Washington Center at The Evergreen State College has preliminary talks with campus teams that have been accepted for our National Summer Institute on Learning Communities in June. We look forward to these conversations, because from them we discover a lot about learning communities on...

2008-07-02 06:00:00

By Heitzmann, Ray The author argues that case study instruction should be a central component to teacher preparation programs. It is a pedagogy that offers many opportunities and strategies for perspective teachers to gain insight into events that occur within the school and classroom. This paper describes the significance and research findings that support case study methodology and its advantages for future educators. The author offers strategies to incorporate this teaching method into a...

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Conderman, Greg Bresnahan, Val With a focus on concepts and principles, teachers can lead students in diverse classrooms in the efficient and broad acquisition of knowledge. Imagine a classroom co-taught by a general educator and special educator that includes 11 students with individualized education programs (IEPs), two students with autism, five students from low socioeconomic levels, two students whose parents do not speak English, and five high achievers from enriched backgrounds....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.