ERIC Number: ED351700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing the Communication Abilities of Second Grade Students by Using Notebook Computers To Enhance the Writing Process.
Despot, Paula C.
A practicum was designed to provide opportunities for second-grade students from low socioeconomic school communities to use computer technology in the writing process. Staff development training was designed and conducted to increase teachers' knowledge, experience, and attitudes toward using the computer as a tool for writing. Providing collaboration and support for teachers was a major component of the practicum. Six solution strategies focusing on empowering teachers with knowledge and support in process writing were developed, thereby increasing the use of the computer for student writing. Analysis of the data revealed that providing educators with the tools, training, and support increased student opportunities to use the computer as a tool for writing. (Two tables and one figure of data are included; a list of 29 references, a reading attitude survey, a software evaluation, a computer staff development evaluation, a student learning log sample, and a computer activity sample are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Empowerment
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.