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Journal of Computing in Childhood Education

1992 Volume 3, Number 3

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Microcomputer Learning with a Tutorial Program--Manipulating Group Size and Exposure Time

    Lois J. Baron & Phillip C. Abramai

    Investigated the effects of group size and exposure time in the use of a commercially prepared tutorial program or drill-and-practice software by 168 fifth and sixth graders. Found that exposure... More

    pp. 231-45

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  2. Children, Chunking, and Computing

    Craig Graci

    Educational microworlds are defined and their potential for developing learners' thought processes is hypothesized to be more realizable than has previously been thought. A structured programing... More

    pp. 247-58

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  3. The Use of Digitized Images in Developing Software for Young Children

    June L. Wright

    Parents and children interacted with computer-based representations of a park, one with animated picture graphics and one with digitized full motion video. Children who interacted with the... More

    pp. 259-84

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  4. A Microcomputer Learning Center in Head Start: A Pilot Study

    James L. Fitch & Juanita L. Sims

    A model computer learning center with hardware, software, training, and support components was established to serve as an integral part of the instructional process in Head Start classrooms. The... More

    pp. 285-94

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  5. Telecommunications Promotes Summer Reading and Writing: A Pilot Project Report

    Barbara Erickson

    Forty innercity fourth graders were supplied with equipment, to be used at home during the summer, that accessed four types of videotex reading and writing programs on a telecommunications network.... More

    pp. 295-302

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  6. Knowledge Representation and Cognitive Outcomes of Teaching Logo to Children

    J David Williamson & Dean W. Ginther

    An experimental group of fourth and fifth graders received training in Logo computer programming. This group and a control group that did not receive training completed a posttest that involved... More

    pp. 303-22

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  7. Expert Systems and Weather Forecasting in the 4th and 5th Grade

    James J. Kirkwood & Randy H. Gimblett

    Fourth and fifth graders built weather measuring instruments, entered data into a computer program that forecasted weather, and compared the resultant forecast with actual weather. As a result of... More

    pp. 323-33

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  8. Young Learners' Reactions to Problem Solving Contrasted by Distinctly Divergent Computer Interfaces

    David W. Brown & Shanon D. Schneider

    Investigated elementary school students' responses to two user-computer interfaces while the students solved basic arithmetic problems. Interfaces involved users' direct manipulation of images or... More

    pp. 335-47

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  9. The Effects of Drill-and-Practice Computer Instruction on Learning Basic Mathematics Facts

    Nancy Harrison & Evelyn M. Van Devender

    Assessed the achievement in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of 93 fourth graders before and after they received either computer or traditional classroom drill-and-practice... More

    pp. 349-56

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  10. Children and Computers Abstracts

    Dianne Rothenberg

    Abstracts of reports of eight research studies on computer uses in children's education are presented. Topics covered include (1) LOGO computer language; (2) computer graphics for art instruction; ... More

    pp. 357-60

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