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  1. Access to College Science: Microcomputer-Based Laboratories for the Naive Science Learner

    Ronald K. Thornton

    Collegiate Microcomputer Vol. 5, No. 1 (1987) pp. 100–6

    This description of microcomputer-based laboratories (MBL) for science focuses on experiments with a motion detector by non-science majors at Tufts University. Exercises had been used previously... More

    pp. 100-6

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  2. Predicting Mathematics Achievement from Measures of Computer Aptitude in Junior High Students

    J Dixon Hearne

    Educational Research Quarterly Vol. 10, No. 4 (1987) pp. 18–24

    Male and female junior high school students were administered the recently published Computer Aptitude, Literacy, and Interest Profile, and their composite scores were compared to cumulative... More

    pp. 18-24

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  3. Interdisciplinary Contours: Art, Earth Science, & Logo

    Finlay McQuade

    Science and Children Vol. 24, No. 1 (1986) pp. 25–27

    Describes a collaborative effort involving art, earth science, and computer lessons in teaching the theory and practice of contour mapping. Discusses the approaches and activities contained in the ... More

    pp. 25-27

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  4. To Cooperate or Not to Cooperate in CAI: That Is the Question

    Zemira R. Mevarech

    Journal of Educational Research Vol. 80, No. 3 (1987) pp. 164–67

    This study investigated whether learning with a computer in small group settings would produce higher levels of achievement, attitudes, and prosocial orientation than learning in individualized... More

    pp. 164-67

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  5. Students Design a Depression Simulation

    Michael Roessler

    Science Education Vol. 51, No. 1 (1987) pp. 48–51

    This article describes how an eighth grade class developed a computer-based social studies simulation on the Great Depression. Included are objectives for such development activities, a set of... More

    pp. 48-51

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  6. Online Information Retrieval Bibliography: Eighth Update

    Donald T. Hawkins

    Online Review Vol. 9, No. 4 (1985)

    This 910-item annual update (1984 through early 1985) covers: online systems, databases, services; man-machine studies, database creation, user interface, system design and evaluation; profile... More

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  7. Commanding the Computer: Functions and Concepts of Videotex Technology for Eighth-Grade Students

    Susan T. Eastman & Donald E. Agostino

    Journal of Research and Development in Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (1986) pp. 49–57

    This study focused on the operational skills and conceptual understandings of videotex likely to be developed in a school setting. The sample was an eighth grade science class. Conclusions are... More

    pp. 49-57

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  8. Survey of Science Microcomputer Programs for Grades 7-12

    Michelle Caprio & William R. Brown

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 5, No. 2 (1986) pp. 44–46

    Surveyed currently available software in the physical sciences, biological sciences, and earth/space sciences. Also examined interdisciplnary and remedial programs. One finding is that the emphasis... More

    pp. 44-46

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  9. The 50-Minute Robot

    Miram R. Buckland

    Science and Children Vol. 23, No. 1 (1985) pp. 21–22

    Sixth graders built working "robots" (or grasping bars) for remote control use during a unit on simple mechanics. Steps for making a robot are presented, including: cutting the wood, drilling and... More

    pp. 21-22

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  10. Teaching Basic Skills through Microcomputer Assisted Instruction

    George Bass

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 2, No. 2 (1986) pp. 207–19

    This study, which assessed the effectiveness of microcomputer-assisted instruction in assisting low achieving fourth to sixth graders to attain mathematics and reading mastery, found performance of... More

    pp. 207-19

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  11. Microcomputers, Model Rockets, and Race Cars

    Edward A. Mirus

    American Annals of the Deaf Vol. 130, No. 5 (1985) pp. 431–35

    The industrial education orientation program at Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) presents problem-solving situations to all seventh- and eighth-grade hearing-impaired students. WSD developed... More

    pp. 431-35

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

    Karen Swoope & Carole Schulte Johnson


    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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  13. Instructional Options and Encouragement Effects in a Microcomputer-Delivered Concept Lesson

    Carol A. Carrier

    Journal of Educational Research Vol. 79, No. 4 (1986) pp. 222–29

    Thirty-seven sixth graders were assigned to one of two computer-based treatments to learn four propaganda concepts. In both treatments, students were allowed to choose additional instruction;... More

    pp. 222-29

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

    Dora F. Kennedy


    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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  15. Microcomputers in a Small Rural Junior High? You Bet!

    Bud Root

    NASSP Bulletin Vol. 68, No. 472 (1984) pp. 35–37

    Successful incorporation of computers into the curriculum is credited to desire, flexibility, time, and interested and available staff. The program described features a computer literacy "license" ... More

    pp. 35-37

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  16. Colleges Bent on Computers Benefit from NDEA Glitches

    Louis W. Bender & Lora P. Conrad

    Community and Junior College Journal Vol. 53, No. 8 (1983) pp. 20–22

    Analyzes some of the successes and failures of educational institutions in introducing audiovisual equipment under the National Defense Education Act of 1958. Suggests that community college... More

    pp. 20-22

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  17. A Comparison of Three Instructional Approaches in Teaching the Use of the Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature

    Stephen W. Zsiray

    Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 12, No. 3 (1984) pp. 241–47

    Describes a study of the effectiveness of microcomputer-based instruction compared with the lecture method and independent-reading approaches in delivering instruction on library information... More

    pp. 241-47

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  18. Computer Literacy for the Special Student: A Personal Experience

    Nancy C. Davis

    Teaching Exceptional Children Vol. 16, No. 4 (1984) pp. 263–65

    A data processing chairperson at a junior high school describes her experiences in teaching special education students computer literacy skills. She notes growth in academic skills as well as in... More

    pp. 263-65

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  19. Lifestyles: Past, Present, Future. A Unit to Integrate Economics in the Junior High Classroom

    Eric Hyler & Linda Hyler


    Designed as a 4-9 week cumulative unit on economics for junior high school classes, this award-winning program introduces students to the economic bases of past, present, and future American... More

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  20. New Options in Offender Education

    Sylvia G. McCollum


    The mission of UNICOR is both to employ and educate inmates of federal prisons. Currently, UNICOR provides employment to approximately 8,000, or 26% of the total federal prison population, in... More

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