ERIC Number: EJ855580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Using Multimedia Graphic Organizer Software in the Prewriting Activities of Primary School Students: What Are the Benefits?
Lorenz, Barbara; Green, Tim; Brown, Abbie
Computers in the Schools, v26 n2 p115-129 2009
The use of multimedia graphic organizer software and how it influenced the prewriting process for primary school children were evaluated. An analysis of writing samples generated by second-grade students with diverse writing abilities was carried out. Students were given two opportunities to participate in prewriting activities--one without and one with the use of multimedia graphic organizer software. The results indicated that the use of multimedia graphic organizer software can provide some benefits to writing for elementary school children.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Prewriting, Grade 2, Computer Software, Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Writing Skills, Visual Aids, Information Management, Writing Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California