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  1. Intrinsic Orientation Profiles and Learning Mathematics in CAI Settings

    Zemira R. Mevarech

    Journal of Educational Research Vol. 81, No. 4 (1988) pp. 228–32

    Investigation into fourth- through sixth-grade students' (N=257) motivational differences regarding computer-assisted mathematics instruction revealed that intrinsically-motivated students... More

    pp. 228-32

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  2. How Do Young Children Interpret Computer-Generated Pictures?

    Jeffry A. Hurt & Robert F. Kirk

    Computers in the Schools Vol. 5, No. 1 (1988) pp. 99–111

    Describes study conducted to assess the ability of first grade students to interpret and use computer-generated pictures. Differences in physical attributes between computer-generated and... More

    pp. 99-111

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  3. Variables--An Obstacle to Children Learning Computer Programming. Technical Report No. 8

    Rafi Nachmias


    The difficulties that younger students experience in understanding concepts related to the use of variables in computer programming are examined through descriptions of two studies: (1) detailed... More

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  4. Computers in Elementary Education

    Marianne Teague

    Education and Computing Vol. 3, No. 3 (1987) pp. 179–195

    Three articles discuss various aspects of computers in elementary education: (1) the use of electronic information services with elementary students in Maryland; (2) the introduction of computers... More

    pp. 179-195

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  5. Children, Schools and Information Technologies

    Jules M. Zimmer

    Education and Computing Vol. 3, No. 3 (1987) pp. 281–86

    Discussion implications of new information technologies for elementary school children highlights compatibility of formats and content; children's capacities; how technology shapes responses; the... More

    pp. 281-86

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  6. Microcomputers in Education

    Barbara Kochan

    Education and Computing Vol. 3, No. 3 (1987) pp. 219–37

    Three articles focusing on microcomputers in education discuss (1) a study that investigated children's spelling mistakes and used microcomputers to help improve their spelling; (2) use of... More

    pp. 219-37

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  7. Boys, Girls, and a Scarcity of Microcomputers: "They Get on It Before We Can Get to It"

    Carol C. Reece


    The main purposes of this survey were to: (1) assess the perceptions and attitudes of students about whether boys or girls spend more time working with computers; (2) explore whether individual... More

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  8. The Effects of Writing on Reading Abilities: A Comparison of First Grade Writing Programs with and without Computer Technology

    Jean Elizabeth Whitmer & Margaret Miller


    The IBM Writing to Read program for children in kindergarten and first grade uses computers with voice output and IBM selectric typewriters to encourage writing and hence reading development. A... More

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  9. Use of Self-Questioning with a Computer-Mediated Text System and Measures of Reading Performance

    S Kim MacGregor

    Journal of Reading Behavior Vol. 20, No. 2 (1988) pp. 131–48

    Reports a study in which a computerized-text system (CTS) was developed to facilitate students' question-asking during reading. Results suggest that third grade students' use of a CTS to read text ... More

    pp. 131-48

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  10. Computer Use and Success in the First Year of Law School

    David J. Maume & Ronald W. Staudt

    Journal of Legal Education Vol. 37, No. 3 (1987) pp. 388–98

    A study investigating the value of computer use integrated into first-year instruction in legal methods, legal writing, and torts found that the actual amount of computer use was positively and... More

    pp. 388-98

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  11. Problem Solving, Metacognition and Composition: The Effects of Interactive Software for First-Grade Children

    Richard Lehrer & Lynn Randle

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 3, No. 4 (1987) pp. 409–27

    An experimental study compared the instructional effectiveness of Logo programming, commercially available software designed to aid composition and problem solving, and traditional teaching methods... More

    pp. 409-27

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  12. Online: Write Your Own Adventure

    Judith M. Newman

    Language Arts Vol. 65, No. 3 (1988) pp. 329–37

    Describes a project wherein fifth-grade students in Australia wrote an adventure/game using "Story Tree," computer software for writing and reading "interactive" fiction. Notes the project was... More

    pp. 329-37

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  13. Process Variables in Writing Instruction Using Word Processing, Word Processing with Voice Synthesis, and No Word Processing in Second Grade

    Ruth Justine Kurth


    A study at a small southwestern suburban school examined specific process variables which occurred as children were taught composition skills using word processing, word processing with voice... More

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  14. Integers as Transformations

    Patrick W. Thompson & Tommy Dreyfus

    Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (1988) pp. 115–33

    Investigates whether elementary school students can construct operations of thought for integers and integer addition crucial for understanding elementary algebra. Two sixth graders were taught... More

    pp. 115-33

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  15. Young Children's Comprehension and Recall of Computer Screen Displayed Text

    Linda B. Gambrell

    Journal of Research in Reading Vol. 10, No. 2 (1987) pp. 156–63

    Describes a study of third- and sixth-grade students indicating no differences in comprehension between story reading on a page and on a computer screen, and that students were more interested in... More

    pp. 156-63

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  16. The Effects of "Instant" Logo Computing Language on the Cognitive Development of Very Young Children

    Richard D. Howell

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 3, No. 2 (1987) pp. 249–60

    Describes study that investigated whether the use of LOGO accelerates cognitive development of five- and seven-year-old kindergarten students as measured by Piagetian-based tests of conservation of... More

    pp. 249-60

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  17. Simulated Travel and Place Location Learning in a Computer Adventure Game

    Alfred S. Forsyth & David F. Lancy

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 3, No. 3 (1987) pp. 377–94

    Compares the use of four different versions of a map by fourth and fifth grade students with a computerized adventure game which simulated an environmental exploration. Variables examined included ... More

    pp. 377-94

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  18. Incorporating Computer Literacy into a Mathematics Course for Preservice Elementary Teachers

    Jacqueline M. Dewar

    Mathematics and Computer Education Vol. 20, No. 3 (1986) pp. 155–57

    Teaching computer literacy to preservice teachers is advocated. How such a component was added to a mathematics course for preservice elementary teachers at Loyola Marymount University in Los... More

    pp. 155-57

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  19. Electrifying Art in Edgefield Elementary Schools

    Martha B. McClain

    Art Education Vol. 39, No. 4 (1987) pp. 5–6

    This article describes how students at an elementary school in South Carolina use computers to create art. Includes samples of their computer graphics. (JDH) More

    pp. 5-6

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  20. A Comparison of Writing Instruction Using Word Processing, Word Processing with Voice Synthesis, and No Word Processing in Kindergarten and First Grade

    Ruth J. Kurth & Lila M. Kurth


    A study was conducted in which word processing and voice synthesis were used to teach beginning writing skills to kindergarten and first grade students. Subjects, 46 children from two elementary... More

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