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Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip C.; Tucker, Bradley J.; Cheung, Alan; Gifford, Richard – Elementary School Journal, 2008
This article evaluates 2 technology applications for teaching beginning reading. One, embedded multimedia, involves brief phonics and vocabulary videos threaded through teachers' lessons. The other, computer-assisted tutoring, helps tutors with planning, instruction, and assessment. An experiment in 2 high-poverty, high-minority Success for All…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Grade 1, Reading Instruction, Technology Integration
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Chambers, Bette; Abrami, Philip; Tucker, Bradley; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Cheung, Alan; Gifford, Richard – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008
This article presents a randomized experiment evaluating a computer-assisted tutoring program. The software program, Alphie's Alley, provides reading tutors with assessment and planning tools and performance support. It provides students with animated presentations and engaging activities. In a yearlong study involving 25 schools using the Success…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Program Effectiveness