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Sprietsma, Maresa – Education Economics, 2012
The number of schools that have access to computers and the Internet has increased rapidly since the beginning of the 1990s. However, evidence of their effectiveness as pedagogical tools to acquire reading and math skills is still the object of debate. We use repeated cross-section data from Brazil to evaluate the effect of the availability of a…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Access to Computers, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills
Adam, Anna; Mowers, Helen – School Library Journal, 2008
There are a lot of useful tools on the Web, all those social applications, and the like. Still most people go online for one thing--to perform a basic search. For most fact-finding missions, the Web is there. But--as media specialists well know--the sheer wealth of online information can hamper efforts to focus on a few reliable references.…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Media Specialists, Internet, Students
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Wainer, Jacques; Dwyer, Tom; Dutra, Rodrigo Silveira; Covic, Andre; Magalhaes, Valdo B.; Ferreira, Luiz Renato Ribeiro; Pimenta, Valdiney Alves; Claudio, Kleucio – Computers & Education, 2008
This work presents the analysis of the 2001 Brazilian Basic Education Evaluation System (SAEB) achievement exam. The SAEB tested 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students, in mathematics and reading (Portuguese). We classified the students into seven socioeconomic classes, and for each class, compared the test results according to frequency of computer…
Descriptors: Ownership, Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Grade 4
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Warschauer, Mark – Teachers College Record, 2007
Background/Context: Technological and economic changes have put a high premium on developing students' information literacy and research skills. Previous attempts to deploy educational technology toward these ends have proved disappointing because K-12 teachers have difficulty integrating shared computers into instruction. In response, numerous…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Educational Technology, Research Skills
Gu, Wei; Liu, Chun; Lin, Hui-Fen – International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, 2005
As one of the popular and promising instructional technologies, Internet is playing a more and more important role in educational field all over the world. Bringing Internet into classrooms is encouraged in many countries; however, their policy initiatives to achieve this vary. The present paper is an empirical and exploratory study, trying to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet, Educational Policy
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DeBell, Matthew – National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
The use of computers and the Internet by students has increased rapidly in recent years. In 2001, computer and Internet use was more widespread among school-age children and adolescents than among adults. The now commonplace use of these technologies follows the installation of computers and Internet access in nearly all public schools and in a…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Access to Computers