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Journal of Computing in Childhood Education

1994 Volume 5, Number 3

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Computers and Preschool Children's Play: Are They Compatible?

    Michael L. Henniger

    Analyzes seven characteristics of childhood play and describes way in which current computer technology for young children either allows for, or detracts from, creative play experiences. Argues... More

    pp. 231-39

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  2. Electronic Impersonations: Changing the Context of Teacher-Student Interaction

    Judith B. Harris

    Reports results from "Characters Online" a telecommunications in education project. Participating college students impersonated characters in children's books in electronic mail communications over... More

    pp. 241-55

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  3. Usability and Children's Software: A User-Centered Design Methodology

    Jenifer Wals Robertson

    Addresses usability issues pertaining to the purpose of educational software, followed by suggestions for ways in which educational software can meet the language, physical, social, and cognitive... More

    pp. 257-71

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  4. Multimedia Constructions of Children: An Exploratory Study

    Peter Gouzouasis

    Describes a study of the multimedia constructions of children 8-10 years of age, composed of both acoustic and visual elements. Suggested that arts provide a great deal of interest to children in... More

    pp. 273-84

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  5. Children's Independent Exploration of a Natural Phenomenon by Using a Pictorial Computer-Based Simulation

    Marjatta Kangassalo

    Examines children's understanding of the variation of sunlight and heat of the sun as experienced on the earth related to the positions of the earth and the sun in space, while using a pictorial... More

    pp. 285-97

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  6. An Investigation into the Use of a Concept Keyboard as a Computer-Related Device to Improve the Structure of Young Children's Writing

    Martin Wild & Jenny Ing

    Describes an ongoing research study investigating the value of using the concept keyboard as a device to assist children in creating functional texts. Suggests that the use of the conceptual... More

    pp. 299-309

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  7. Motivating At-Risk Students Using a Literature Based Writing Unit with Computers

    Diana Scott

    Explores the development of a literature-based writing unit with computers for at-risk students through the creation of a Literacy Club. Suggests that current technology can provide the incentive... More

    pp. 311-17

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  8. Comparison of Spontaneous and Word Processed Compositions in Elementary. Classrooms: A Three-Year Study

    Edward L. Shaw

    Investigates the ability of third-grade students to generate essays either by hand or with a word processing program. Indicates that the length and quality of the handwritten essays were superior... More

    pp. 319-27

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  9. The Role of Computers in Functional Language: A Tale of Two Writers

    Judith F. Kent & Jennie Rakestraw

    Explores the role of computer-assisted activities in functional language learning. Suggests that computers appear to be a valuable tool for facilitating language use within the classroom. When used... More

    pp. 329-37

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  10. Computers in Preschool Education: An Interactive Environment

    T A. Mikropoulos

    Explores the use of Information Technology in preschool education as a tool for the understanding of ideas which are familiar to children in a naive way. Suggests that computer programs can provide... More

    pp. 339-51

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  11. A Teaching Methodology for the Hearing Impaired Using Hypermedia and Computer Animation


    Examines the possibilities and advantages of computers in teaching hearing-impaired children. A method of using computers to improve the spoken and written communication skills of the hearing... More

    pp. 353-69

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  12. Resources of CAI Software Packages for Geography Education in Elementary Schools

    Ronghua Ouyang & Ruth Shirey

    Provides an annotated bibliography of up-to-date information on computer technology for geographic education in elementary schools. Suggests that, if teachers are made aware of the available... More

    pp. 371-94

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