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Computers in the Schools

Jan 11, 2006 Volume 22, Number 3

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Information Technology, Type II Classroom Integration, and the Limited Infrastructure in Schools

    Cleborne D. Maddux & Johnson D. Lamont

    In this second special issue on Type II applications of information technology in education, the focus is on classroom integration. This editorial explores some possible explanations for the fact... More

    pp. 1-5

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  2. Early Algebra with Graphics Software as a Type II Application of Technology

    Sergei Abramovich

    This paper describes the use of Kid Pix-graphics software for creative activities of young children--in the context of early algebra as determined by the mathematics core curriculum of New York... More

    pp. 21-33

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  3. The Technology Integration Assessment Instrument: Understanding Planned Use of Technology by Classroom Teachers

    Jody S. Britten & Jerrel C. Cassady

    Cognizant of the difficulty teachers face in attempting to integrate computers into instructional settings, the authors propose a new technology integration assessment strategy that can guide... More

    pp. 49-61

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  4. Transforming Student Learning by Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for Type II Technology Integration

    Karen Dutt-Doner, Susan M. Allen & Daniel Corcoran

    Integrating Type II technology applications into the school is problematic. One method of facilitating this is through pre-service teacher preparation. Pre-service teachers have "grown up digital,"... More

    pp. 63-75

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  5. Scientists in Their Own Classroom: The Use of Type II Technology in the Science Classroom

    Kathleen M. Gabric, Christina Z. Hovance, Sharon L. Comstock & Delwyn L. Harnisch

    This paper represents and contextualizes the use of advanced technologies in a high school biology classroom to enhance inquiry in traditional science curriculum by drawing upon two years' worth of... More

    pp. 77-91

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  6. Handheld, Wireless Computers: Can They Improve Learning and Instruction?

    Mahnaz Moallem, Hengameh Kermani & Sue-Jen Chen

    Reports show that handheld, wireless computers, once used by business professionals to keep track of appointments, contacts, e-mail, and the Internet, have found their way into classrooms and... More

    pp. 93-106

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  7. An Assistive Technology Toolkit: Type II Applications for Students with Mild Disabilities

    Kathleen Puckett

    This article describes possibilities for technology use among students with mild disabilities. It considers characteristics of assistive technology from the standpoint of strategies associated with... More

    pp. 107-117

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  8. Across the Curriculum with Handheld Computers

    Candace Figg & Jenny Burson

    Using computer technology to support authentic learning activities produces effective learning environments when two situations occur-the teacher understands how technology tools can be used in... More

    pp. 131-144

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  9. The Effect of a Hypermedia Learning Environment on Middle School Students' Motivation, Attitude, and Science Knowledge

    Min Liu

    This study examined the effect of a hypermedia-enhanced problem-based learning environment in astronomy on sixth-graders' science knowledge, attitude toward learning science, and motivation toward ... More

    pp. 159-171

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  10. Implementing Handheld Computers as Tools for First-Grade Writers

    Wilma D. Kuhlman, Kathy Everts Danielson, Elizabeth J. Campbell & Neal W. Topp

    All humans use objects in their environment as tools for actions. Some tools are more useful than others for certain people and populations. This paper describes how different first-graders used... More

    pp. 173-185

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