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Computers in the Schools

1991 Volume 8, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Big Memory Elegance: HyperCard Information Processing and Desktop Publishing

    Gary G. Bitter & Charles W. Gerson

    Discusses hardware requirements, functions, and applications of five information processing and desktop publishing software packages for the Macintosh: HyperCard, PageMaker, Cricket Presents, Power... More

    pp. 7-13

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  2. Merging the Power of the Computer and VCR: Interactive Videotape with the Mandell Instant-Active Interface

    Scott W. Brown

    Describes the Mandell Instant-Active Device, a microcomputer-based system that enables teachers to add questions and/or statement prompts to an existing videotape without affecting the videotape... More

    pp. 15-20

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  3. Computer Laboratory Workstation Dimensions: Scaling Down for Elementary School Children

    Janetta A. Wilson

    Discusses design of microcomputer workstations for children. Dimensions for seating and worksurface are suggested for ages 6-8 and 9-11, and these dimensions are compared to adult standards.... More

    pp. 41-48

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  4. Integrating Database Activities into a Primary School Curriculum: Instructional Procedures and Outcomes

    Kwok-Wing Lai

    Progress of 26 female students aged 10 to 13 participating in 4 database-oriented activities--library research, database construction, information retrieval, and writing--was monitored through... More

    pp. 55-63

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  5. The Influence of Word Processing on the Revisions of Fifth Graders

    Gail F. Grejda & Michael J. Hannafin

    Students in three fifth grade classes were pretested on identification and correction of errors in written composition. Instruction on revision was provided to instructional groups differing only... More

    pp. 89-102

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  6. Research and Instructional Technology: What We Have and What We Need

    Jerry Willis

    Following a discussion of the research-to-support-theory (RTST) model and problems with its use in research on computer-based instruction, the instructional development (ID) model is proposed.... More

    pp. 115-33

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  7. Analogical Reasoning: A Cognitive Consequence of Programming?

    Dieter Zirkler & Gregg Brownell

    Undergraduates in a computer literacy class were pretested on analogical reasoning skills. One section then received LOGO programing instruction, and the other section received nonprograming... More

    pp. 135-45

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