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  1. Wordprocessors, Spelling Checkers, and Drill and Practice Programs: Effective Tools for Spelling Instruction?

    Patricia A. McClurg & Nancy Kasakow

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 5, No. 2 (1989) pp. 187–98

    Describes study that examined the effects of combining word processors, spelling checkers, and spelling drill and practice programs to individualize spelling instruction for fifth- and sixth-grade ... More

    pp. 187-98

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  2. Practicing Math Facts on the Computer

    Janice M. Schnorr

    Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 12, No. 1 (1989) pp. 65–69

    This article reviews briefly some of the research related to the development of automaticity for recall of basic math facts, reports on a research project with six fourth- and fifth-grade students,... More

    pp. 65-69

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  3. West Virginia Department of Education Governor's Summer Youth Enhancement Program

    Charles McDaniel & Alta Davis


    The West Virginia Department of Education created and implemented a computer-assisted summer remediation program for Job Training Partnership Act-eligible students who were academically deficient. ... More

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  4. Review of CAI Materials

    Ronald G. McCrary


    A discussion of computer software and courseware for second-language instruction outlines considerations for selecting software of various kinds and presents a list of selected computer programs.... More

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  5. An Integrated Learning Experience

    Jackie Armstrong & Kristina Landi

    School Arts Vol. 89, No. 6 (1990) pp. 38–39

    Describes a fifth grade social studies unit on ancient civilizations that includes a comprehensive history of ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece and integrates studio art, art history, library science... More

    pp. 38-39

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  6. The Effects of CAI and Time Delay: A Systematic Program for Teaching Spelling

    Patricia G. Kinney

    Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 9, No. 2 (1988) pp. 61–72

    The study describes a computer-assisted instruction program that implemented a constant time delay procedure to teach the spelling of 15 state names to a sixth grader with a history of spelling... More

    pp. 61-72

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  7. A Social Studies Computer Simulation: Alternative Treatments with Grade Five Students

    Irma Penn

    History and Social Science Teacher Vol. 24, No. 1 (1988) pp. 35–38

    Studies effectiveness of using computer simulation in a fifth grade social studies class. Concludes that a computer simulation can be used as an adjunct to teaching and that one computer may be... More

    pp. 35-38

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  8. A Developomental Study of Children's Computer-Aptitude and Knowledge about Computer Technology

    Barbara Burns & Elizabeth Ferguson

    Early Child Development and Care Vol. 32, No. 1 (1988) pp. 7–22

    A new test of young children's computer aptitude and knowledge about computer technologies was given to kindergarten children and third-grade students. Results are reported. Implications of the... More

    pp. 7-22

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  9. Evaluation of Student Reading and Mathematics. WICAT Computer Managed Instructional Program, Salina Elementary School. November 1985 through June 1988. Bulletin No. 1345

    Donald P. Mys & James Petrie


    The World Institute of Computer Assisted Teaching (WICAT) system was installed in November 1985 at the Salina and Fordson Schools in Dearborn, Michigan, and selected students in grades two, three, ... More

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  10. Children Learning Logo: A Collaborative, Qualitative Study in First Grade

    Judith A. Kull

    Journal of Research in Childhood Education Vol. 3, No. 1 (1988) pp. 55–75

    Twenty-three children in each of 2 first-grade classrooms were observed as they worked in pairs with the computer language Logo in a learning-by-discovery context. Describes children's behaviors... More

    pp. 55-75

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  11. Big Books from Little Voices: Reaching High Risk Beginning Readers

    Phyllis Trachtenburg & Ann Ferruggia

    Reading Teacher Vol. 42, No. 4 (1989) pp. 284–89

    Discusses how interactive, whole class techniques (using a student-generated Big Book adaptation of "Corduroy") improved the reading skills of high risk first grade readers. Describes several... More

    pp. 284-89

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  12. Microcomputer Applications in Education--A Report-in-Brief about Current Issues and Approaches in the Federal Republic of Germany

    Karl Frey

    Education and Computing Vol. 4, No. 1 (1988) pp. 13–19

    Summarizes the current status of the use of microcomputers in elementary and secondary schools in the Federal Republic of Germany. Curriculum development and research about computer science are... More

    pp. 13-19

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  13. Teaching Keyboarding Skills to Elementary School Students in Supervised and Unsupervised Environments

    Vincent P. Mikkelsen & Gail Gerlach


    This study tested the effectiveness of a typing tutorial in teaching keyboarding skills to middle- and upper-grade elementary school students in both supervised and unsupervised environments.... More

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  14. The Preparation for the Equivalence Examinations, First and Second Levels in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil: Traditional Means and Educational Media

    Bernardete A. Gatti

    Studies in Educational Evaluation Vol. 14, No. 2 (1988) pp. 167–73

    Yearly in Sao Paulo (Brazil), official external examinations allow students outside the regular school system to obtain a certificate of education equivalent to grade 8 or 11. A television program ... More

    pp. 167-73

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  15. Kindergartners and Computers: A Case Study of Six Children

    Celia Genishi

    Elementary School Journal Vol. 89, No. 2 (1988) pp. 185–201

    This microethnographic study describes aspects of the computer curriculum of a class of kindergartners in a public elementary school. Descriptions provide a basis for a consideration of the... More

    pp. 185-201

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  16. Computers, Concrete Materials and Teaching Fractions

    Stanley Ball

    School Science and Mathematics Vol. 88, No. 6 (1988) pp. 470–75

    Examined is the effectiveness of a computer software package designed to be consistent with a fraction strip chart model. The materials are described; they were used with three fourth-grade classes... More

    pp. 470-75

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  17. Software Reviews

    Anne Miller & Cathy Radziemski

    School Science and Mathematics Vol. 88, No. 6 (1988) pp. 528–30

    Three pieces of computer software are described and reviewed: HyperCard, to build and use varied applications; Iggy's Gnees, for problem solving with shapes in grades kindergarten-two; and Algebra ... More

    pp. 528-30

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  18. Simulation Software vs. Expository Text: A Comparison of Retention across Two Instructional Tools

    Charles K. Kinzer

    Reading Research and Instruction Vol. 28, No. 2 (1989) pp. 41–49

    Compares retention of popular science material by fifth grade students using either computer simulation software or expository text as the instructional tool. Finds a statistically significant... More

    pp. 41-49

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  19. Using Computers to Facilitate Visual Thinking: An Analogy between Visual and Verbal Processing

    Landra L. Rezabek & Tillman J. Ragan

    Reading Psychology Vol. 9, No. 4 (1988) pp. 455–67

    Explains how computers can offer learners powerful assistance in their acquisition of certain visual thinking skills. Describes the limitations and potential of using computers as tools for visual ... More

    pp. 455-67

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  20. Computing across the Curriculum

    Jim Ferguson

    Social Studies Vol. 80, No. 2 (1989) pp. 69–72

    Describes a project undertaken by a fourth grade class (Columbus, Indiana) to develop a computer game about Indiana history. Advocates using computing across the curriculum in a manner similar to... More

    pp. 69-72

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