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  1. A Descriptive Study Comparing Preschool and Kindergarten LOGO Interaction

    Elizabeth Strand

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    Aware of some educators' concerns that computers isolate children and are too abstract for chilren under the age of eight, two studies investigated young children's use of LOGO and their... More

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  2. The Effect of Logo on Young Children

    Lloyd P. Rieber

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    This study was conducted to determine whether young children, given the experience of Logo programming, would acquire problem-solving skills and be able to transfer those skills to other areas. The... More

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  3. Parent Attitudes Toward Computer Use by Young Children

    Patricia Healy & Gary L. Schilmoeller

    Research in Rural Education Vol. 2, No. 4 (1985) pp. 135–40

    A mailed questionnaire completed by 86 parents of preschool and kindergarten children showed overall positive attitudes toward computers and computer use by young children with more positive... More

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  4. Effectiveness of Computer-Based Education in Elementary Schools

    James A. Kulik

    Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 1, No. 1 (1985) pp. 59–74

    This metaanalysis of 32 comparative studies shows that computer-based education has generally had positive effects on the achievement of elementary school pupils. However, these effects are... More

    pp. 59-74

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  5. Initial Learning and Transfer Effects of Microcomputer Drills on LD Students' Multiplication Skills

    Berttram Chiang

    Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 9, No. 2 (1986) pp. 118–23

    Three male and three female fourth grade learning disabled students received microcomputer assisted instruction in multiplication. Results indicated that about 12 days' computer drill yielded mean ... More

    pp. 118-23

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  6. Developmental Computer Awareness: Responses of Head Start and Kindergarten Children

    Harlene Galen

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    Kindergarten experimental group subjects and Head Start children received classroom instruction about and "hands-on" experiences with computers, while a kindergarten control group received the ... More

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  7. Students' Perceptions of Interest in Using Computers: Boys, Girls or Both?

    Karen Swoope & Carole Schulte Johnson

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    Two studies were conducted of students in grades 1-12 in Washington state to determine how children at various grade levels perceived males' and females' interest in using computers. A 46-item... More

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  8. Is Second Generation Software Any Better?

    Sherry Trimble

    NASSP Bulletin Vol. 70, No. 489 (1986) pp. 32–35

    Today's educational software has transcended original drill and practice functions to provide enjoyable learning experiences through simulation, tutorial, and special education programs that... More

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  9. Keyboarding in a Self-Contained Fourth-Fifth Grade Classroom

    Carol S. Hall

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    Keyboarding was taught to a group of 26 fourth- and fifth-grade students in a self-contained classroom by an elementary classroom teacher using an Apple IIe microcomputer and two software programs:... More

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  10. A Field Study of the Use of Cognitive-Developmental Principles in Microcomputer Design for Young Children

    Sonja C. Grover

    Journal of Educational Research Vol. 79, No. 6 (1986) pp. 325–32

    This research examined whether software for preschool and kindergarten children, which was designed in accordance with certain cognitive-developmental principles, would result in better learning... More

    pp. 325-32

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  11. Computer-Assisted Instuctional Methods: A Factorial Study within Mathematics Disadvantaged Classrooms

    Zemira R. Mevarech

    Journal of Economic Education Vol. 54, No. 1 (1985) pp. 22–27

    This study reported the contribution of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) employed in traditional and individualized classrooms to cognitive and personal growth of third-grade disadvantaged... More

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  12. Foreign Languages--Middle School. Exploratory Foreign Language. Second Edition

    Dora F. Kennedy

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    This curriculum guide outlines Prince George's County (MD) schools' seventh and eighth grade program of exploratory foreign language. Topics presented include: administrative and instructional... More

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  13. Computer Literacy and Staff Development

    Jennifer Better & Marilyn Miller

    Teacher Education Quarterly Vol. 10, No. 4 (1983) pp. 31–41

    Since 1981, the Cupertino Union (California) School District has emphasized computer literacy for all elementary school children. A staff development program that trains teachers, aides,... More

    pp. 31-41

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  14. Learning to Love Your Computer: A Fourth Grade Study in the Use of Computers and Their Economic Impact on the World Today

    Barbara McKeever

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    An award-winning fourth-grade unit combines computer and economics education by examining the impact of computer usage on various segments of the economy. Students spent one semester becoming... More

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  15. A Computer Application for Severely Handicapped Children

    Cliff Huenergard & Greg Albertson

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    A severely physically disabled (quadriplegic) third grade student with high average intellectual abilities was fitted with a computer system adapted for maximum student independence. A scanner, the... More

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  16. LD Students Tackle the LOGO Language: Strategies and Implications

    Berttram Chiang

    Journal of Learning Disabilities Vol. 17, No. 5 (1984) pp. 303–4

    Learning disabled students were taught to use the LOGO computer graphics language in an integrated fourth- and fifth-grade setting. Instructional strategies (such as providing many reviews) along... More

    pp. 303-4

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  17. Using Microcomputer-Assisted Mathematics Instruction to Develop Computer Literacy

    Kathleen J. Steele

    School Science and Mathematics Vol. 84, No. 2 (1984) pp. 119–24

    To examine the effects of using a microcomputer in mathematics instruction, a nine-month study with 87 fifth-grade students was conducted. The group having drill-and-practice on the microcomputer... More

    pp. 119-24

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  18. Elementary Science Education Library Resources in Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs of New England

    Lloyd H. Barrow

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    Elementary science educational library resources in New England graduate and undergraduate teacher education institutions were compared using a 31-item survey instrument developed for library... More

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  19. Automatic Processing in Normal and Learning Disabled Children

    Anne Campbell Hancock & Diana Byrd

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    A study tested the hypothesis that learning disabled (LD), specifically reading disabled, children differ from "normal" children in their ability to acquire automatic perceptual processes. The... More

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  20. Computer Programming by Kindergarten Children Using LOGO

    Sandra Munro-Mavrias

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    Conservation ability, spatial motor ability, age, and gender were used as predictive variables in a study of 26 kindergarten children's computer programming ability. A preliminary pilot study with ... More

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