Graduate Research Papers

 

This collection contains Graduate Research Papers written by students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education.

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Submissions from 2018

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Shift into ctrl: Integrating digital citizenship into high school freshman transition curriculum, Ellen Fairfield Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Blended learning and second language acquisition in the classroom, Victoria R. Hamilton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Blended learning in credit recovery, Robin Kuhn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring the Effects of Web-Based Parenting Support on Access to Information and Resources for Rural Families, Anne Plagge Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of a station-rotation model of blended learning on student engagement, Melinda Tremmel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2017

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Fluency and instruction in the elementary grades, Stacey Bakken Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Ultrasound simulators: determining the simulator's role in diagnostic medical sonography programs, Lisa Bindert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Going 1:1 across the district, Kim Carlson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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TPACK learning activity types for secondary computer science courses, Rebecca Carton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using Google tools to enhance secondary writing instruction, Sarah Ebener Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The power of professional learning communities, Amanda Eller Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of blended learning on K-12th grade students, Laura Hesse Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Impact of family engagement on child outcomes in preschool, Kathryn S. Ingham Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using technology to enhance and enrich music instruction, Megan L. Kannenberg Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teacher librarians and technology leadership, Jennifer Kizer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using digital tools to support writing in the ELL classroom, Katrina Lint Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Play-based early childhood classrooms and the effect on pre-kindergarten social and academic achievement, Amy McGinn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary development with instructional coaching support, Jessica L. Swaab Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Infant and toddler care, Maggie Trecker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology and young children, Jamie Vircks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2016

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The effects of digital storytelling on student motivation and student engagement, Robyn Bredvick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Supporting reading curriculum without restricting access to library materials: Resources for teacher librarians, Tricia Carty Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring effective classroom management techniques in a 1:1 classroom setting, Kenton Engels Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Make it so: Employing a multi-player starship bridge simulator in a military-based leadership course, Robert Green Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades, Mary Heeringa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians, Kerry LeWarne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library, Tracie Marshall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The need for a teacher librarian to take a leadership role in the implementation of supplemental reading program initiatives to achieve desired student outcomes, Mindy M. Reimer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2015

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The 21st century school teacher librarian: Trends in the Iowa school library survey data over the last decade, Emily Baltes Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 1930s: The Great Depression and beyond ; an annotated bibliography, Tydra Corbin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of school library circulation policy change: A case study, Kristen Downes Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Middle school leisure reading selection: Influences during selection and implications for school library programs, Jessica A. Elliot Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An annotated bibliography of materials recommended for middle school classrooms regarding the multiple perspectives on the causes of the American Civil War, Emma Folland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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ELA teacher perceptions of the school librarian's role in standards implementation, Franny Frey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Genrifying the school library's fiction collection, Andrea Hora Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Poverty and homelessness : A content analysis of children's nonfiction literature, Christine Newell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians & literacy coaches: Their roles in reading support, Nicole N. Ruthaivilavan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student achievement in the area of inquiry learning with the implementation of 1:1 iPads, Denise Shekleton Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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The effectiveness of flipped classroom learning in higher education : a literature review from 2009 to 2014, Samir Taha Amin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influencing incoming fourth graders' reading habits through a summer literature circle: A case study, Brandy E. Bingman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Affordances of flipped learning and its effects on student engagement and achievement, Jarod Bormann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of on-line math games and e-books use on elementary student achievement, Mel Carnahan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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To complete or not complete : Student persistence in post-secondary education online courses, Amy Christian Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Digital storytelling : the impact on student engagement, motivation and academic learning, Mindy Foelske Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of the effects of computer-based reading programs on middle school students, Ann Hansen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrating iPads into the elementary physical education curriculum, Tyler M. Hellmann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The collaborative relationship between teacher librarians and public librarians, Jennifer J. Keltner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of interactive videoconferencing on elementary literacy : collaborative learning environment, Heather A. Klenke Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of Web 2.0 pedagogy on student engagement, collaboration, and achievement, Kelsey Lage Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of blogging on K-12 student learning: engagement, self-expression, and higher-order thinking, Brian McGurk Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Determining the benefits and designing an externship program for medical office students at Marshalltown Community College, Kristin Murphy Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of game-based learning on middle school students' academic achievement, Marija-Lisa Musselman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Resource to support teaching local history in Baxter, Iowa, Greg Pickett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective implementation of 1:1 computing : benefits and teacher readiness, Kirstin Thompson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Video modeling : play skills for students with autism spectrum disorder via peers, Ashley Ulin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effectiveness of blended learning on student engagement, Tyler Youngers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2013

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Reader's workshop: A new approach to integrating literacy, Ashlea M. Ahrenholtz Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Improving multiplication fact recall; Interventions that lead to proficiency with mathematical facts, Brandon J. Bauer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What are the effects of integrating technology into student literacy?, Lauren A. Bitetto Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teacher perceptions of graphic novels, Katherine Block Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary instruction : becoming word conscious to support reading comprehension, Amy Evelyn Bries Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using TPACK to promote effective language teaching in an ESL/EFL classroom, Wilson M. R. Bugueño Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using readers theaters to help students develop reading fluency, Adrianna D. Cavanaugh Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of explicit writing instruction, Christine M. Clark Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Comparison of student achievement, understanding, enjoyment, and motivation in mathematics units for high-achieving fifth graders with and without creative problem solving games, Kalyn Jon Cody Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Latinos in young adult fiction, Jennifer Cole Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A training guide and reference handbook for elementary school library secretaries in the Iowa City Community School District, Lisa Collier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology, toddlers and vocabulary development, Gwendolyn Dayton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective comprehension strategies in the elementary classroom, Melissa Ann Determan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The uniqueness of the English language learner : Research based strategies for English language learners, Carolyn Lindgren Dietz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using the instructional coaching model to implement positive behavior supports in early childhood special education programs, Heather Donoho Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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College freshmen dispositional readiness: Examining the perceptions, Jennifer Dovre Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Literature circles and technology : a study of students' attitudes, Laura Ann Edwards Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effect of student choice on acquisition of alphabet knowledge, Lindsey L. Fonkert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of STEM inquiry practices on English language acquisition in a first grade classroom in Thailand, Rebecca J. Fuhrman-Petersen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Transition to kindergarten : a project for the Grinnell-Newburg School District, Donna Godar Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of peer-conferencing on writing revisions in a second grade classroom, Emily C. Guetzlaff Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Books, blogging, and boredom : the impact of one-to-one computing on student engagement and literacy, Amanda M. Hudson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Iowa core technology integration: A resource for kindergarten through second grade teachers, Shalyn Huerter Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Investigating the use of an interactive whiteboard to teach literacy in the early childhood classroom, Laci A. Hummel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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How elementary students can apply self-guided learning strategies in the classroom, Nicole Ivers Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Gifted student achievement and motivation levels related to participation in gifted programming, Stacey M. Jambura Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A comparison of print and e-book texts with 4th grade students to evaluate comprehension and motivation, Sarah Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Portrayal of agriculture in children's literature: Contemporary stories in picture books, traditional tales, and nonfiction, Kathryn S. Koller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A professional development program for balanced literacy, Sheila Charlene McCullough Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How educators and parents can collaborate to improve student reading fluency, Jackie M. McDermott Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated bibliography of materials recommended for junior high classrooms regarding resistance during the Holocaust, Katharine Mulfinger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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101 books for youth that feature hunters & hunting, Leann Seddon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrated curriculum in the elementary classroom, Katherine Decker Simpson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Scheduled library visits and reading achievement, David Stanfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Improving 21st century literacy skills and student engagement by integrating digital storytelling across the curriculum, Sandra J. Steinfadt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A need for motivation : increasing engagement to bolster success, Libbie M. Willert Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Facilitating transfer for adult learners through cross-cultural e-learning, Min Zhang Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2012

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Understanding and meeting the needs of the millennials in the classroom: A literature review, Amanda Alexander Open Access Graduate Research Paper