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  1. Learning the Structure of Recursive Programs in Boxer

    Michael Leonard

    Journal of Mathematical Behavior Vol. 10, No. 1 (1991) pp. 17–53

    This study explored how one eighth grade girl learned about the structure of recursive programs in BOXER programing language. The method of impasse resolution was presented in detail and used both ... More

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  2. Computer-Using Teachers in a New Decade

    Margaret L. Niess

    Education and Computing Vol. 7, No. 3 (1991) pp. 151–56

    Guideline competencies were developed for elementary, middle school, and high school teachers, computer teachers, and curriculum coordinators and compared with earlier guideline competencies. This ... More

    pp. 151-56

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  3. Effects of Word Processing on Sixth Graders' Holistic Writing and Revisions

    Gail F. Grejda & Michael J. Hannafin

    Journal of Educational Research Vol. 85, No. 3 (1992) pp. 144–49

    Study examined the impact of word processing on sixth graders' writing and revision skills. Students used pencil and paper or word processors, or both, to write and revise compositions. There were ... More

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  4. Early Adolescent Composing within a Generative-Evaluative Computerized Prompting Framework

    Curtis J. Bonk & Thomas H. Reynolds

    Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 8, No. 1 (1992) pp. 39–62

    Discussion of cognitive process research on writing focuses on a study of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade middle school students that tested a generative-evaluative model of composition.... More

    pp. 39-62

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  5. How Community Colleges Can Capitalize on Changes in Information Services

    Jimmie Anne Nourse & Rudy Widman

    Community & Junior College Libraries Vol. 7, No. 2 (1991) pp. 99–102

    Urges community college librarians to become leaders in library instruction by developing aggressive teaching programs using high-technology information resources, such as compact disc read-only... More

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  6. Can Pupils Learn through Their Own Movement? A Study of the Use of a Motion Sensor Interface

    Joan Solomon

    Physics Education Vol. 26, No. 6 (1991) pp. 345–49

    Reports on the use of an interactive interface in school-based research to explore the learning of kinematics through body movement. Responses from, as well as the successes of, middle and... More

    pp. 345-49

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  7. Girls and Information Technology in Denmark--An Account of a Socially Constructed Problem

    Bente Elkjaer

    Gender and Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (1992) pp. 25–40

    Discusses the gender-computer relationship, citing classroom observations and interviews in a Danish primary school's eighth grade (14- to 15-year-old students). Considers why common sex... More

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  8. Classwide Decisionmaking with Computerized Curriculum-Based Measurement

    Lynn S. Fuchs

    Preventing School Failure Vol. 36, No. 2 (1992) pp. 30–33

    This study examined computerized classwide applications of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) to improve teachers' math planning within large group instructional settings, using a mathematics... More

    pp. 30-33

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  9. Using Model Technology

    Debra M. Kean & Donald K. Kean

    Middle School Journal Vol. 23, No. 5 (1992) pp. 44–45

    Describes a Florida middle school in its fourth year of developing a program to integrate model technology into the curriculum. Model technology may include interactive video discs, technology... More

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  10. Learner Control of Context and Instructional Support in Learning Elementary School Mathematics

    Gary R. Morrison

    Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 40, No. 1 (1992) pp. 5–13

    This study examined learner-control strategies for selecting problem context and level of instructional support on a computer-based mathematics unit on the metric system. Subjects were 240 sixth... More

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  11. The Effects of Group Composition on Achievement, Interaction, and Learning Efficiency during Computer-Based Cooperative Instruction

    Simon Hooper & Michael J. Hannafin

    Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 39, No. 3 (1991) pp. 27–40

    Describes a study of sixth and seventh grade students that investigated the effects of cooperative group composition, student ability, and learning accountability on achievement, interaction, and... More

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  12. Student Perceptions of Aspects of Algebraic Function Using Multiple Representation Software

    M Yerushalmy

    Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (1991) pp. 42–57

    Describes a study of eighth graders that examined the effect of the use of a linked multiple representation software program on student conceptions of algebraic functions, including graphing... More

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  13. The Relationship between the Attitudes of Urban Students and Mothers toward Computers

    B Mawiyah Clayborne & Carol Seefeldt

    Journal of Negro Education Vol. 60, No. 1 (1991) pp. 78–84

    Investigates the attitudes of urban mothers and junior high school students toward microcomputers and examines the relationship of sex and other factors to those attitudes. Both students and... More

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  14. An Evaluation of Alternative Distance Tutoring Models for At-Risk Elementary School Children

    Steven M. Ross

    Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 6, No. 3 (1990) pp. 247–59

    Describes two programs that provided distance tutoring for sixth grade minority students enrolled in the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) class at an inner-city elementary school. Bulletin board... More

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  15. Democracy and Technology

    Allen D. Glenn

    Social Studies Vol. 81, No. 5 (1990) pp. 215–17

    Argues that a democratic citizenry must be technologically literate and able to analyze data to make wise decisions. Illustrates how one Redmond, Washington, sixth grade social studies class used... More

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  16. Courseware Evaluation by Teachers: An Implementation Perspective

    Joke Voogt

    Computers & Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (1990) pp. 299–307

    Describes study that investigated teachers' criteria for the use of courseware packages in Dutch junior high school physics classes. The development of a courseware evaluation instrument is... More

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  17. Practice Mode and Learner Control in Computer-Based Instruction

    Joellyn C. Pollock & Howard J. Sullivan

    Contemporary Educational Psychology Vol. 15, No. 3 (1990) pp. 251–60

    The effects of practice mode and learner control in computer-based instruction on the achievement and continuing motivation of 152 seventh graders were studied. The practical implications of the... More

    pp. 251-60

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  18. Microcomputers in the Classroom: Focusing on Teacher Concerns

    Terry Cicchelli & Richard Baecher

    Educational Research Quarterly Vol. 13, No. 1 (1989) pp. 37–46

    Teacher concerns about introducing microcomputers into the classroom were studied. Seventy-eight teachers at elementary (n=24), junior high (n=7), and senior high (n=47) school levels completed the... More

    pp. 37-46

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  19. Selected Colorado Technology Education Programs

    Gene W. Gloeckner


    The transition from industrial arts to technology education is a priority in Colorado. Millions of dollars have been and will be spent to renovate industrial arts facilities and laboratories. Four ... More

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  20. Harnessing New Technologies to the Social Studies Curriculum

    Peter H. Martorella

    Social Education Vol. 55, No. 1 (1991) pp. 55–57

    Describes effects of interactive video in the social studies classroom. Delineates basic system components and how they may be used to access multimedia kits or to create teacher-designed systems. ... More

    pp. 55-57

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