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ERIC Number: EJ702240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Macro or Micro: Teaching Fifth-Grade Economics Using Handheld Computers
van't Hooft, Mark; Kelly, Jan
Social Education, v68 n2 p165 Mar 2004
Imagine a classroom where students beam their assignments to the teacher instead of handing them in. Imagine a classroom where technology is ubiquitous yet nearly invisible. Imagine a classroom where all students simultaneously work together using technology. This is the reality for students in the fifth grade classroom of Jan Kelly, an elementary school teacher in Mogadore, Ohio, and one of the authors of this article. Kelly has been using handheld computers in social studies for more than two years for a variety of activities, including the study of economics by way of a simulated stock market, which is the focus of this article. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio