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Pencil and Paper Versus Word Processing: A Comparative Study of Creative Writing in the Elementary School
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 29, No. 2 (1996) pp. 159–66
A comparison of compositions written by 19 sixth graders using pencil and paper with those written by 19 sixth graders using word processors found that though the quality of writing, accuracy of grammar, and reading ease did not differ between the...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 11, No. 4 (1995) pp. 15–25
Describes a study of elementary school students grades three though six that compared two methods of keyboarding instruction, one that used a tutorial computer program and one that involved the teacher and lesson plans. Results indicate the more...
The Influence of Student Computer-Ownership and In-Home Use on Achievement in an Elementary School Computer Programming Curriculum
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 8, No. 4 (1992) pp. 407–21
Describes a study that was conducted to investigate the influence of home computer ownership and use on the achievement of second- and fifth-grade students in a programing curriculum. The use of LOGO and BASIC programing curricula is discussed, and...