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Computers in the Schools

1997 Volume 13, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Spreadsheets as Generators of New Meanings in Middle School Algebra

    Sergei Abramovich & Wanda Nabors

    Describes how using spreadsheets helped seventh grade algebra students develop problem-solving skills. Topics include the functional dualism of the spreadsheet as a text, uniting enactive and... More

    pp. 13-25

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  2. Preventing Impulsivity in the Classroom: How Computers Can Help Teachers

    Xavier Bornas

    Illustrates how computers can assist teachers in preventing impulsivity and foster the cognitive and metacognitive development of students. Discusses theoretical aspects of impulsivity and learning... More

    pp. 27-40

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  3. Computer Programming: A Medium for Teaching Problem Solving

    Patrick J. Casey

    Argues that including computer programming in the curriculum as a medium for instruction is a feasible alternative for teaching problem solving. Discusses the nature of problem solving; the problem... More

    pp. 41-51

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  4. How Does Using Technology Affect Student Attitudes about Teachers?

    David W. Forman

    Describes how a version of the Tuckman Teacher Feedback Form (TTFF) was used to measure teachers'"personality" factors as perceived by students. The instrument included 28 sets of bipolar... More

    pp. 53-60

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  5. Tailor-Made Instructional Materials Using Computer Multimedia Technology

    Louise Hay

    Describes a grant-funded project that used technology to adapt the same instructional materials for 240 fourth-grade students by using captioned video scripts at different reading levels to provide... More

    pp. 61-68

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  6. The Road Ahead: Pre-Service Educators' Ideas for Using Technology in K-6 Classrooms

    Karen Hoelscher

    Describes a new model of elementary teacher training at Western Washington University. Guided by college and public school faculty and students' preservice teachers learn how to use technology.... More

    pp. 69-75

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  7. Multicultural Mathematics and Technology: The Hispanic Math Project

    Benjamin Kinard & Gary G. Bitter

    Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Hispanic Math Project is a stand-alone tutorial program that teaches measurement lessons with a theme-based presentation format. The interactive... More

    pp. 77-88

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  8. Audience, Elegance, and Learning via the Internet

    Stephen Lafer

    Discusses the need for educational environments that allow for authentic learning. Shows how the Internet enables practice in which students are able to manipulate concepts for the sake of getting ... More

    pp. 89-97

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  9. The Visual Arts and Information Technology in the Classroom

    Avril M. Loveless

    Examines the educational effectiveness of information technology in K-12 visual arts within the framework of medium, culture, and teacher role. Notes that a philosophical understanding of the... More

    pp. 99-108

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  10. So Much Success...from a First-Grade Database Project!

    Jacqueline K. Peck & Sharon V. Hughes

    Describes a project in which an inquiry approach to learning and teaching in an urban first-grade classroom resulted in a student-created database. Illustrates how computer integration in reading... More

    pp. 109-16

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  11. Integrating Technology in a Geometry Classroom: Issues for Teaching

    Patricia A. Pokay & Carla Tayeh

    Based on a college-level geometry course, presents practical suggestions for integrating exploratory computer applications into the mathematics classroom. Reveals that students need more... More

    pp. 117-23

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  12. The Computer as a Scientific Tool: Integrating Spreadsheets into the Elementary Science Curriculum

    Karen Smith-Gratto & Marcy A. Blackburn

    Describes the "ABCD" model for integrating spreadsheets into elementary science instruction, which consists of four steps: analyzing the software and curriculum; brainstorming connections between... More

    pp. 125-31

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  13. Technology: Integrated into, Not Added onto, the Curriculum Experiences in Pre-Service Teacher Education

    Elizabeth M. Willis

    Describes teacher education courses that can serve as models for integrating technology into preservice education. Stresses the importance of learning about technology with technology, an approach ... More

    pp. 141-53

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  14. Exploiting Technology in the Mathematics Classroom

    Peter W. Wright

    Illustrates the diverse ways in which the computer spreadsheet can be used by both teachers and students as a problem-solving tool in high school mathematics, and provides detailed examples of... More

    pp. 155-69

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  15. The Dance of Chance: Integrating Technology in Classrooms

    Karin M. Wiburg

    Describes a two-year university/public school grant-funded collaborative research project designed to help teachers learn to use multimedia and telecommunications in the classroom and to develop... More

    pp. 171-84

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