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Journal of Computing in Childhood Education

1997 Volume 8, Number 4

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Children's Views of Technology: The Role of Age, Gender, and School Setting

    Barbara B. Levin & Sean M. Barry

    Used children's drawings and interviews to examine the impact of age, gender, and school setting on elementary children's thinking about computers. Found that younger children drew computers much... More

    pp. 267-90

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  2. A Computing Experience to Motivate Children to Complex Performances

    Jane Howland, Jim Laffey & Linda M. Espinosa

    Investigated second graders' ability and motivation to create and manipulate simulations using KidSim software. Found that using KidSim was a motivating experience and the students were able to... More

    pp. 291-311

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  3. Introducing Interactive Multimedia to Young Children: A Case Study of How Two-Year-Olds Interact with the Technology

    Margie Jones & Min Liu

    Studied how toddlers respond to interactive multimedia. Found that 2- to 3-year olds can engage in computer interactions, but that purposeful and meaningful interactions may not begin until... More

    pp. 313-43

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  4. A Comparison of the Critical Thinking Skills and Spatial Ability of Fifth Grade Children Using Simulation Software or Logo

    Ellen Storey Vasu & Doris Kennedy Tyler

    Examined the effects of using Logo or problem-solving oriented simulation software on the spatial and critical thinking skills of fifth graders. Found that the Logo group had a significant pretest-... More

    pp. 345-63

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