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Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual

2003 Volume 2003, Number 1

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Number of articles: 18

  1. An Analysis of the Influence of Gender, Grade Level, and Teacher on the Selection of Mathematics Software by Intermediate Students

    Donna Ferguson-Pabst, Kay Persichitte, Linda Lohr & Betsy Pearman, University of Northern Colorado, United States

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between gender, grade level, teachers, and the selection of mathematics software as measured by the type of mathematics software... More

    pp. 5-27

  2. Malay Digital Folklore: Using Multimedia to Educate Children Through Storytelling

    Mohd Izani Zainal Abidin & Aishah Abd. Razak, Multimedia University, Malaysia

    In the early centuries of human evolution, the information to express cultures, social contents, ideas, values, and the society itself were primarily developed by means of expression. This... More

    pp. 29-44

  3. Using Electronic Mail for English Language Teaching and Learning in Primary Education in Greece: Potential and Constraints

    Ntinou Loukia, University of Thessaly, Greece

    This article discusses the way online communications, and more precisely e-mail, can be used for English language teaching in a Primary Education classroom in Greece. The first part: (a) briefly... More

    pp. 45-67

  4. Teaching Tessellations to Preservice Teachers Using TesselMania! Deluxe: A Vygotskian Approach

    Robin A. Ward, University of Arizona, United States

    In the winter of 2000, a class of K-8 preservice teachers were introduced to TesselMania! Deluxe, a software product that visually and manually engages students in the study of transformations but,... More

    pp. 69-78

  5. Impact of Technology on the Academic Self-Efficacy and Career Selection of African American Students

    Kevin Clark, George Mason University, United States

    With the continuing debate of the use and impact of technology on young children, this article examines the impact on technology on the academic self-efficacy and career intentions of African... More

    pp. 79-89

  6. A Meta-Analytic Comparison of the Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Elementary Students’ Academic Achievement

    Edwin P. Christmann & John L. Badgett, Slippery Rock University, United States

    This meta-analysis compared the academic achievement of elementary students who received either traditional instruction or traditional instruction supplemented with CAI. From the 68 effect sizes,... More

    pp. 91-104

  7. Children’s E-Book Technology: Devices, Books, and Book Builder

    Norshuhada Shiratuddin, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia; Monica Landoni, University of Strathclyde

    This article describes a study of children's electronic books (e-books) technology. In particular, the focus is on devices used to access children's e-books, current available e-books and an e-book... More

    pp. 105-138

  8. The Effects of Incorporating a Word Processor Into a Year Three Writing Program

    Natalie Beck & Tony Fetherston, Edith Cowan University, Australia

    Writing, an essential part of every young child's school life, is a complex affair involving cognitive, affective, and psychomotor elements. Most children learn to write, with varying degrees of... More

    pp. 139-161

  9. Teaching Probabilities and Statistics to Preschool Children

    Jenny Pange, University of Ioannina, Greece

    This study considers the teaching of probabilities and statistics to a group of preschool children using traditional classroom activities and Internet games. It was clear from this study that... More

    pp. 163-172

  10. Teacher-Directed Software Design: The Development of Learning Objects for Students with Special Needs in the Elementary Classroom

    Abbie Brown, California State University, Fullerton, United States; Darcy Miller, Washington State University, United States; LeAnne Robinson, Western Washington University, United States

    Working with special education teachers in elementary settings student instructional designers created three instructional tools based on the concept of "Learning Objects." Graduate and... More

    pp. 173-186

  11. Early Childhood Teachers’ Attitudes towards Computer and Information Technology: The Case of Greece

    Melpomeni Tsitouridou & Konstantinos Vryzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    The purpose of this research was to investigate the attitudes of early childhood teachers towards computers and Information Technology (IT). The study examined whether or not attitudes are... More

    pp. 187-207

  12. Accessibility of School Districts’ Web Sites: A Descriptive Study

    Marty Bray, Claudia Flowers & Patricia Gibson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

    Many school districts (SDs) use the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) to disseminate a wide variety of information about things such as district events, policies, and a wide variety of student... More

    pp. 209-221

  13. Technology Driven Group Investigations for Gifted Elementary Students

    Marianne K. Dove, Youngstown State University, United States; Joyce A. Zitkovich, Boardman Local Schools, United States

    The purpose of this study is to examine an instructional design for teaching science to gifted elementary students that integrates a gifted education teaching model (Group Investigations) with... More

    pp. 223-241

  14. Kindergarteners Can Do It—So Can You: A Case Study of a Constructionist Technology-Rich First Year Seminar for Undergraduate College Students

    Sally Beisser & Catherine Gillespie, Drake University, United States

    Constructionism is a theory of learning proposed by Seymour Papert of MIT. Co-instructors for a first year seminar for undergraduate students provided education students with a one-semester... More

    pp. 243-260

  15. Preparing Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children in Classrooms

    Joyce Pittman, The University of Cincinnati, United States

    The national focus on excellence in education is commendable, Leave No Child Behind and the possibilities for classrooms of tomorrow. The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for... More

    pp. 261-287

  16. Evaluating the Educational Impact of a Tutoring Hypermedia for Children

    Maria F. Costabile, Antonella De Angeli, Teresa Roselli, Rosa Lanzilotti & Paola Plantamura, Università di Bari, Italy

    Several hypermedia environments have been developed in the last few years with the intention of promoting the acquisition of knowledge on a wide range of topics and developing problem-solving... More

    pp. 289-308

  17. Beyond the Boundaries of the Sacred Garden: Children1 and the Internet

    Marian Quigley & Kathy Blashki, Monash University

    Concern about children and the Internet is the latest in a ritual cycle of moral panics surrounding new technologies. Such panics often focus on children and are related to adult anxieties... More

    pp. 309-316

  18. Are We All Technically Prepared?—Teachers’ Perspective on the Causes of Comfort or Discomfort in Using Computers at Elementary Grade Teaching

    Smita Guha, Temple University, United States

    This study investigated elementary grade teachers' personal experience with instructional computing in classroom instruction and depicts the causes of comfort or discomfort among teachers in using ... More

    pp. 317-349