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  1. School District Implementation of Microcomputers for Instruction

    C Dianne Martin

    Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 21, No. 2 (1988) pp. 212–28

    Describes study that examined the mobilization and implementation stages of introducing microcomputers into the elementary and middle schools of a school district. The use of interviews,... More

    pp. 212-28

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  2. Relationship of Computer Science Aptitude with Selected Achievement Measures among Junior High School Students

    Linda Coates & Larry Stephens

    Journal of Research and Development in Education Vol. 23, No. 3 (1990) pp. 162–64

    Research findings indicate a strong relationship between computer science aptitude and general achievement and mathematical achievement among junior high students (N=69). No significant difference ... More

    pp. 162-64

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  3. Strategies for Introducing Databasing into Science

    Christopher L. Anderson

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 9, No. 2 (1990) pp. 11–22

    Outlines techniques used in the context of a sixth grade science class to teach database structure and search strategies for science using the AppleWorks program. Provides templates and questions... More

    pp. 11-22

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  4. Computer Aided Instruction as a Reading Motivator

    Robert B. Cutler & Carroll V. Truss

    Reading Improvement Vol. 26, No. 2 (1989) pp. 103–9

    Examines the efficacy of a computer assisted instruction system designed to help junior high school remedial reading students increase their reading motivation by immediately providing definitions ... More

    pp. 103-9

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  5. The Effects of Instructional Computer Games and Drill and Practice Software on Learning Disabled Students' Mathematics Achievement

    Christine M. Bahr & Herbert J. Rieth

    Computers in the Schools Vol. 6, No. 3 (1989) pp. 87–101

    Discussion of the use of microcomputers by special education students highlights a study that compared the effects of a drill and practice program with an instructional computer game on the... More

    pp. 87-101

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  6. Using Computer Telecommunications to Improve Earth-Science Education at Middle and Secondary Schools

    Steven Peter Yurkovich

    Journal of Geological Education Vol. 37, No. 5 (1989) pp. 314–16

    Described is a computer telecommunications network, MicroNet, which is used to deliver necessary coursework and support for teachers and a variety of enrichment activities for their students via... More

    pp. 314-16

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  7. Belief Revision in Children: The Role of Prior Knowledge and Strategies for Generating Evidence

    Leona Schauble

    Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Vol. 49, No. 1 (1990) pp. 31–57

    Evolving beliefs and reasoning strategies of 22 fifth and sixth graders working on a causal reasoning problem were observed. Children conducted experiments to learn about relations between design... More

    pp. 31-57

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  8. Computer Anxiety of Rural Middle and Secondary School Students

    N Jo Campbell

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 5, No. 2 (1989) pp. 213–20

    Describes study that was conducted to investigate the effects of sex and school level on the computer anxiety of rural middle school and secondary school students when home availability and school ... More

    pp. 213-20

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  9. Wordprocessors, Spelling Checkers, and Drill and Practice Programs: Effective Tools for Spelling Instruction?

    Patricia A. McClurg & Nancy Kasakow

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 5, No. 2 (1989) pp. 187–98

    Describes study that examined the effects of combining word processors, spelling checkers, and spelling drill and practice programs to individualize spelling instruction for fifth- and sixth-grade ... More

    pp. 187-98

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  10. Computer Mediation of Collaborative Science Investigations

    Denis Newman

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 5, No. 2 (1989) pp. 151–66

    Describes a prototype for the use of local area network (LAN) technology in a sixth grade earth science curriculum. Classroom activities that focus on cooperative small group learning are discussed... More

    pp. 151-66

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  11. Using Content Subject Matter with LEA in Middle School

    Sidney J. Sharp

    Journal of Reading Vol. 33, No. 2 (1989) pp. 108–12

    Relates the author's experiences using the Language Experience Approach (LEA) and computers with content area materials to teach middle school remedial reading students. Lists nine goals that can... More

    pp. 108-12

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  12. Partnerships: Developing Teamwork at the Computer

    Mary A. Anderson


    This manual on developing teamwork at the computer provides cooperative learning activities for grades K-10 which promote the development of academic, computer, and social skills. The manual is... More

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  13. Exploring Tidepools

    Rita Bell

    Current: The Journal of Marine Education Vol. 9, No. 4 (1990)

    Reviewed is "Exploring Tidepools," a computer software package for middle school aged students. Features and availability are discussed. (CW) More

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  14. The Computer as a Zone of Proximal Development: Internalizing Reading-Related Metacognitions from a Reading Partner

    Gavriel Salomon

    Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 81, No. 4 (1989) pp. 620–27

    This study tested the hypothesis that effortful interaction with a computer tool that provides reading-related guided interaction on a meta-cognitive level results in the internalization of the... More

    pp. 620-27

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  15. A User-Friendly Forecast

    Thomas Knorr & James Levin

    Science Teacher Vol. 57, No. 3 (1990) pp. 58–59

    The use of the Accu-Weather database system in a junior high school classroom is described. Costs, equipment, and information received are discussed. Two software packages designed for use with... More

    pp. 58-59

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  16. The Effects of CAI and Time Delay: A Systematic Program for Teaching Spelling

    Patricia G. Kinney

    Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 9, No. 2 (1988) pp. 61–72

    The study describes a computer-assisted instruction program that implemented a constant time delay procedure to teach the spelling of 15 state names to a sixth grader with a history of spelling... More

    pp. 61-72

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  17. Technology and Transformation: A Naturalistic Study of Special Students and Computers in the Middle School

    Catherine Cobb Morocco & Judith M. Zorfass

    Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 9, No. 2 (1988) pp. 88–97

    The article describes the three-year Education Development Center/Technical Education Research Center Middle School Technology Integration Project which is investigating how technology is... More

    pp. 88-97

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  18. Reviewing and Viewing

    Glenn D. Allinger

    Arithmetic Teacher Vol. 36, No. 1 (1988) pp. 50–53

    Reviews following computer materials: Coordinate Math; How the West Was One + Three x Four; Math Facts Lottery, Basic Skills Game; Math Tutor, Division; Now You See It, Now You Don't; Pinball Math,... More

    pp. 50-53

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  19. Making Division Meaningful with a Spreadsheet

    Barbara Dubitsky

    Arithmetic Teacher Vol. 36, No. 3 (1988) pp. 18–21

    Use of a microcomputer spreadsheet program to help students understand long division is described. An example of a problem with powers of 10 used with seventh graders is presented, with note of... More

    pp. 18-21

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  20. Evaluation of Student Reading and Mathematics. WICAT Computer Managed Instructional Program, Salina Elementary School. November 1985 through June 1988. Bulletin No. 1345

    Donald P. Mys & James Petrie


    The World Institute of Computer Assisted Teaching (WICAT) system was installed in November 1985 at the Salina and Fordson Schools in Dearborn, Michigan, and selected students in grades two, three, ... More

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