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Nichols, Lois – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004
Third and fourth grade students (N=84) were randomly assigned by class to either covered or uncovered keyboards. All students received 30 minutes of keyboarding instruction for four weeks. Analysis revealed significant differences in speed but not in accuracy between the two main treatment groups.
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Grade 3, Grade 4, Instructional Effectiveness
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Abbott, Robert D.; Augsburger, Amy; Garcia, Noelia – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
Fourth graders with learning disabilities in transcription (handwriting and spelling), LD-TD, and without LD-TD (non-LD), were compared on three writing tasks (letters, sentences, and essays), which differed by level of language, when writing by pen and by keyboard. The two groups did not differ significantly in Verbal IQ but did in handwriting,…
Descriptors: Sentences, Spelling, Handwriting, Learning Disabilities
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Herold, Marina; Alant, Erna; Bornman, Juan – South African Journal of Education, 2008
Children with spelling difficulties are limited in their participation in all written school activities. We aimed to investigate the influence of word-prediction as a tool on spelling accuracy and typing speed. To this end, we selected 80 Grade 4-6 children with spelling difficulties in a school for special needs to participate in a research…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Spelling, Accuracy, Special Needs Students