ERIC Number: EJ945775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Reviving the Turtle: Exploring the Use of Logo with Students with Mild Disabilities
Ratcliff, Corbet C.; Anderson, Susan E.
Computers in the Schools, v28 n3 p241-255 2011
In this case study, a group of nine 4th grade children were introduced to the Logo programming language during three 90-minute sessions over a four-week period. They attended a private university-based laboratory school serving students with various learning disabilities. This project demonstrated that a classic version of Logo captured the students' interest. It was a viable source of interactive challenge and problem-solving experience that provided students with a great deal of pride, intrinsic reward, enjoyment, and sense of ownership of learning. The process of overcoming obstacles while programming with Logo may be especially beneficial for students with mild disabilities.
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Mild Disabilities, Programming Languages, Learning Disabilities, Programming, Grade 4, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Toys, Information Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
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