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Computers in the Schools

1984 Volume 1, Number 3

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Number of articles: 6

  1. The Microcomputer and Readability Measurement

    Terry D. Lundgren & Norman A. Garrett

    Briefly describes the objectives and design of the MicroRead Index, a microcomputer-based index which utilizes word and sentence length to measure readability of written materials. The program... More

    pp. 41-47

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  2. A Pre-Math Computer Program for Children: Validation of Its Effectiveness

    Vincent L. Taylor

    The pre-math computer program for preschool children that is described is divided into subprograms representing different basic numerical concepts--discrimination, recognition, and recall--and... More

    pp. 49-59

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  3. Computer Games as Instructional Tools

    George W. Bright & John G. Harvey

    Defines games, instructional games, and computer instructional games; discusses several unique capabilities that facilitate game playing and may make computer games more attractive to students than... More

    pp. 73-79

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  4. Computer Simulation in Tomorrow's Schools

    David Foster

    Suggests use of simulation as an educational strategy has promise for the school of the future; discusses specific advantages of simulations over alternative educational methods, role of... More

    pp. 81-89

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  5. The Data Base and Decision Making in Public Schools

    William D. Hedges

    Describes generic types of databases--file management systems, relational database management systems, and network/hierarchical database management systems--with their respective strengths and... More

    pp. 91-100

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  6. Computer Courseware for the Deaf and Learning Disabled: What's Being Done?

    Casey Garhart & Kathleen Smith

    Discusses lack of courseware for deaf and learning disabled; presents results from a survey which indicate that microcomputers are used in schools for the deaf despite lack of courseware; describes... More

    pp. 101-8

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