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ERIC Number: ED419495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 13
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Using Technology To Enhance Literacy in Elementary School Children.
Christie, Alice
The electronic information age is here, and adults as well as children are using new ways to gather and generate information. Electronics users are writing in hypertext; exploring cyberspace; living in virtual communities; scooping interactively with CD-ROMs and laserdiscs; using File Transfer Protocols to upload and download information from around the world; communicating asynchronously using e-mail; and surfing the Internet. This paper describes elementary school children using technology to explore cyberspace and to communicate with others via e-mail, with enhanced literacy as an important outgrowth. This naturalistic study of elementary school children using computers and telecommunications highlights: (1) the journeys of several third graders from nonreaders to researchers, and (2) the electronic interactions of two fourth graders. Observations, interviews, and review of documents provided insights into how technology and the Internet can become highways to enhanced literacy. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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