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Computers in the Schools

1997 Volume 13, Number 3

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Number of articles: 10

  1. The Newest Technology Crisis: Teacher Expertise and How To Foster It

    Cleborne D. Maddux

    Discusses problems with the use of technology, especially the Internet, for providing inservice teacher education. Highlights include the gap between available technology and the expertise to use... More

    pp. 5-12

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  2. Critical Thinking Ability and Prior Experience as Predictors of Reduced Computer Aversion

    Oakley D. Hadfield, Cleborne D. Maddux & Glendel D. Love

    Describes a study that examined potential predictor variables and their relationship to computer aversion among preservice teachers. It was hypothesized that prior experience, ownership of a... More

    pp. 13-29

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  3. The Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Instruction on the Academic Achievement of Secondary Students: A Meta-Analytical Comparison between Urban, Suburban, and Rural Educational Settings

    Edwin P. Christmann, Robert A. Lucking & John L. Badgett

    Describes results of a meta-analysis that was conducted to determine whether there was a difference among the responses of secondary urban, rural, and suburban students to computer- assisted... More

    pp. 31-40

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  4. The Impact of the Computer on Writing: No Simple Answers

    Claudia S. Dybdahl, Donna Gail Shaw & Emily Blahous

    Describes a study of fifth graders that investigated whether students who compose on the computer write expository texts of longer length, and of better quality, than students composing by hand.... More

    pp. 41-53

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  5. An Analysis of ESL Children's Verbal Interaction during Computer Book Reading

    Meei-Ling Liaw

    Describes an exploratory study that attempted to discover the patterns of linguistic interaction of second language learners in a computerized literary reading environment and the implication of... More

    pp. 55-73

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  6. Merging the Internet and Hypermedia in the English Language Arts

    W Michael Reed & John G. Wells

    Discussion of hypermedia and computer-mediated communication focuses on a project that merges a language arts Internet resource with a hypermedia-based knowledge construction approach to learning. ... More

    pp. 75-102

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  7. Emerging Technology for Writing Instruction: New Directions for Teachers

    Alex C. Pan & John M. Zbikowski

    Explores teachers' perceptions about computer use in writing instruction. Topics include emerging computer technology, including telecommunications and hypermedia; evolution of software, including ... More

    pp. 103-18

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  8. Using Desktop Publishing To Enhance the "Writing Process."

    Patricia G. Millman & Margaret P. Clark

    Describes the development of an instructional technology course at Fairmont State College (West Virginia) for education majors that included a teaching module combining steps of the writing process... More

    pp. 119-26

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  9. The Use of Curry Teaching Simulations in Professional Training

    Harold R. Strang

    Traces the evolution of the Curry Teaching Simulations and their impact on preservice and experienced teachers during the past 16 years. Highlights include versatility in software; navigation;... More

    pp. 135-45

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  10. Resolving Teachers' Concerns about Microcomputer Technology

    Warren C. Hope

    Discusses the effects of change and innovations on teachers. Describes the use of the Stages of Concern Questionnaire of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to examine teachers' concerns about the... More

    pp. 147-60

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