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ERIC Number: ED264957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep-27
Pages: 20
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Valuable Alternatives to Keyboarding in Grades K-3.
Ball, Stanley
In all likelihood, computer use in early childhood will continue to increase. However, there is reason for concern about how computers will be placed into classrooms, what activities will be chosen for children, what interactions will take place, and whether these interactions will consider appropriate readiness and development levels. Computers should be used to promote cognitive development of young people in the classroom. Such use should: (1) take advantage of the powerful interactive nature of the computer; (2) consider the readiness of the child; and (3) not require sophisticated keyboarding skills. Research and reviews of software suggest that valuable software satisfying these criteria is available. Included in this document is a list of 20 software packages reviewers see as having qualities that promote thought processes in kindergarten children and primary school students. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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