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ERIC Number: ED543321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 528
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 304
The Effect of Using Computer Edutainment on Developing 2nd Primary Graders' Writing Skills
Mohammed Abdel Raheem, Azza Ashraf
Online Submission, M.Ed Thesis, Ain Shams University
The present study attempted to examine the effect of using computer edutainment on developing 2nd graders' writing skills. The study comprised thirty-second year primary stage enrolled in Bani Hamad primary governmental school, Minia governorate. The study adopted the quasi-experimental design. Thirty participants were randomly assigned to one group and they were taught through a suggested computer edutainment program. Data were gathered and analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative instruments. A pre post electronic writing test, a pre post paper and pencil writing test, a writing scoring rubric, a vocabulary acquisition test, a self-assessment checklist, a writing skills strategies and concepts checklist, writing samples, a writing development record, and reflection logs were used in the study. Findings indicated that participants showed significantly higher levels of writing samples in the area of content and ideas, organization and form, style, and convention. Findings also showed significantly higher levels of vocabulary acquisition. Participants' writing samples and the writing development record showed that they internalized the writing strategies and concepts they were taught, and transferred them to their independent writing. Participants also showed that they moved from the emergent stage of writing to the conventional one. The improvement of pupils writing as demonstrated by multiple measures suggests that computer edutainment is an effective way for developing 2nd primary graders' writing skills in one of the governmental schools. The following are appended: (1) Computer Edutainment: The Teacher's Guidebook; (2) Instruments (Enrichment Writing Activities Needs Assessment Survey, Technology Survey, Primary Teachers-Writing Practices Survey, Writing Skills Questionnaires, Pre-Post Electronic Writing Test, Pre-Post Paper and Pencil Writing Test, Pre-Post Vocabulary Test, Writing Analytical Scoring Rubric, Self-Assessment Writing Checklist, Reflection Logs, Early Literacy Achievement Tests, Computer Edutainment Evaluation Sheet, Writing Development Record); (3) Tables of Writing Strategies and Concepts Data and Tables of Writing Development Record Data; (4) Pupils' Writing Samples; and (5) List of Jury Members and Pictures. A Summary in Arabic is also provided. (Contains 17 tables and 8 figures.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt