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  1. Microcomputer Simulations in the Classroom

    James B. Schick

    History Microcomputer Review Vol. 1, No. 1 (1985) pp. 3–6

    Discusses the nature of current college history students and explains why microcomputer simulations aid their learning of history. Concludes that students vary in their view of simulations, and... More

    pp. 3-6

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  2. History Microcomputer Games: Update 2

    James E. Sargent

    History Microcomputer Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (1985) pp. 44–52

    Provides full narrative reviews of B-1 Nuclear Bomber (Avalon, 1982); American History Adventure (Social Science Microcomputer Review Software, 1985); Government Simulations (Prentice-Hall, 1985); ... More

    pp. 44-52

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  3. Teaching Historical Research Methods with Data Base Software

    Richard W. Slatta

    History Microcomputer Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (1985) pp. 28–35

    Provides a sample course outline and discussion of database use in college history instruction. Based on the use of DBASE II, this article includes a two-page listing of books and articles written ... More

    pp. 28-35

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  4. Microcomputers: A Beginning

    James B. M. Schick

    History Microcomputer Review Vol. 2, No. 1 (1986) pp. 19–25

    This article gives practical advice to history teachers contemplating the use of computers in their classrooms. Provides eight reasons not to adopt microcomputers, but goes on to advocate their use... More

    pp. 19-25

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  5. Computers and Database Management in the History Curriculum

    Marcia E. Johnson

    History and Social Science Teacher Vol. 22, No. 3 (1987) pp. 149–51

    Reports on research concerning the use of computers in the history classroom. Examines several problem areas including lack of teaching resources, time management, software, and physical... More

    pp. 149-51

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  6. Resources for Computing in the Social Studies

    Charles S. White

    Social Studies Vol. 78, No. 1 (1987) pp. 54–56

    Offers a selective list of resources, guides, directories, software, and software vendors for social studies teachers. (RKM) More

    pp. 54-56

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  7. Social Studies and Emerging Paradigms: Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness Education

    Joseph A. Braun

    Social Studies Vol. 78, No. 1 (1987) pp. 44–46

    Asks three questions: (1) Are machines capable of thinking as people do? (2) How is the thinking of computers similar and different from human thinking? and (3) What exactly is thinking? Examines... More

    pp. 44-46

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  8. Developing Appropriate Designs for Instructional Computer Programs in the Social Studies

    George Flouris

    Social Studies Vol. 78, No. 1 (1987) pp. 17–22

    Reviews the characteristics of existing social studies software. States that instructional software must address one or more of the established goals of social studies and follow valid principles... More

    pp. 17-22

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  9. Thinking Skills, Social Studies, and Computers

    James G. Lengel

    Social Studies Vol. 78, No. 1 (1987) pp. 13–16

    Describes some ways computers can help students develop thinking skills in the social studies. Emphasizes the use of data bases, simulations, and tutorials to teach thinking skills. Questions... More

    pp. 13-16

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  10. SCAN: Setting Up a National Database in Global/International Education

    Betsy Davison

    Social Studies Vol. 78, No. 1 (1987) pp. 42–43

    Describes a new national electronic database to help social studies teachers locate up-to-date materials in global/international education. Called SCAN (System for Communication and Networking),... More

    pp. 42-43

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  11. How to Design and Use a Culture Area Database with PFS:FILE and PFS:REPORT

    Edwin G. Bilof

    Social Studies Vol. 78, No. 1 (1987) pp. 35–41

    Argues that social studies teachers are information managers and that computers can help with this task. Demonstrates how an area database can be created using the PFS:FILE and PFS:REPORT programs.... More

    pp. 35-41

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  12. Doing Research Electronically in Social Studies Classrooms

    Mollie L. Cohen

    Social Studies Vol. 78, No. 1 (1987) pp. 26–29

    Describes how students can improve research work by using an electronic information service. Tells what equipment is necessary, how to subscribe, what services are available, and potential costs.... More

    pp. 26-29

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  13. Computers and Social Studies: Trends and Directions

    Howard Budin

    Social Studies Vol. 78, No. 1 (1987) pp. 7–12

    Examines possible and desirable directions for computer use in the social studies and identifies what software is presently being used. Investigates how closely the aims of social studies match... More

    pp. 7-12

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  14. The Clio Project: A Program of Computer-Based Instruction in the Western History Survey

    Jeffrey L. Newton & David S. Thomas

    History Teacher Vol. 19, No. 2 (1986) pp. 181–99

    Reviews stages of development, testing, and implementation of CLIO, a series of computer-based tutorials used at Rhode Island College. Topics include a brief history, technical evaluation of the... More

    pp. 181-99

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  15. The Computer, the Regents and You: A Computer Authoring System for Developing Social Studies Multiple-Choice Questions

    Edward Burns & Linda Biemer

    Social Studies Review Vol. 23, No. 1 (1986) pp. 17–19

    Describes a computer program which will randomly select questions and change the arrangement of answers each time the program is run, providing realistic practice for standardized test-taking. A... More

    pp. 17-19

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  16. Where Can Social Studies Computing Materials Be Found?

    Allen Glenn & Don Rawitsch

    Social Studies Review Vol. 25, No. 3 (1986) pp. 89–93

    Lists names and addresses of companies producing software directories, software catalogs, and professional computing journals. Suggests four considerations in ordering software. (JDH) More

    pp. 89-93

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  17. Computer Simulations

    Catherine E. Carroll

    Social Studies Review Vol. 25, No. 3 (1986) pp. 57–59

    Reviews the benefits of computer simulation in social studies. Provides a lesson plan for using Lincoln's Decision, a simulation by Educational Activities. (JDH) More

    pp. 57-59

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  18. If Not Now, When? The Rationale for Technology in the History/Social Science Classroom

    Saul Rockman

    Social Studies Review Vol. 25, No. 3 (1986) pp. 30–34

    Provides two scenarios of teachers' use of computer assisted instruction (CAI) and educational television (ETV). Identifies reasons why ETV and CAI are more viable today than ever before, and... More

    pp. 30-34

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  19. Three Messages Regarding Technology

    John Cradler

    Social Studies Review Vol. 25, No. 3 (1986) pp. 8–29

    Summarizes the rationale, development, and products of the History/Social Science Technology in Curriculum Project which is designed to take the guesswork out of selecting educational technology... More

    pp. 8-29

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  20. Electronic Spreadsheets

    Sister Martha Rolley

    Social Studies Review Vol. 25, No. 3 (1986) pp. 52–56

    Shows how to use electronic spreadsheets and databases as a part of social studies instruction aimed at analyzing issues and trends in data. Provides a lesson plan which has students use a database... More

    pp. 52-56

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