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Wiseman, Gay – 2000
This master's research project gathered information to be used in the production of curriculum resources to support the teaching of touch-keyboarding in upper elementary classrooms. The project was undertaken on the premise that portable keyboards permit and necessitate a shift in instructional routines to foster student mastery of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Technology
Reagan, Steven Dallas – 2000
A computer teacher in a middle school in East Tennessee observed that his students were entering the middle school program with computer familiarity but without the touch keyboarding skills necessary to operate the computer efficiently. It was also observed that even with instruction and practice using drill and practice keyboarding software, the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle Schools
Wallace, Jane Bruner – 2000
Two third grade classes in a private school in North Carolina were given keyboarding instruction using Sunburst's "Type To Learn." So that the effects of color-coding could be examined, one class was given standard keyboards to use (control group), while the other was given keyboards that were color-coded according to proper finger placement…
Descriptors: Color, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Grade 3
Russin, Irene – 1995
This is a study of two sixth-grade classes at Bayshore Middle School (Middletown, New Jersey) who were enrolled in a 7-week keyboarding class. The first class met from October 31 through December 23, 1994; the second class met from January 3 through March 1, 1995. The instruction of the first group was teacher directed, and the students typed from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
Hall, Carol S. – 1985
Keyboarding was taught to a group of 26 fourth- and fifth-grade students in a self-contained classroom by an elementary classroom teacher using an Apple IIe microcomputer and two software programs: "Gregg Personal Keyboarding" and "Typing Tutor II." Intervention spanned 52 class days, including pre-, mid-, and posttest days,…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Elementary Education
Jackowski-Bartol, Tiffany R. – 2001
This study investigated the impact of word processing on middle school students. The study involved a high, middle, and low academic ability student, each spending an average of 114 minutes on the computer per week over four months. Data collection consisted of questionnaires, interviews, observations, and students' work. Each student answered…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Middle Schools
Burnside, Patricia – 1991
This report describes the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a learning activity package intended to enable middle school students to view and use the computer as a tool that has application in their everyday lives. Eighth grade students in two keyboarding classes used the computer as a word processing tool in the subject of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 8, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design
Kaiser, Colleen – 2003
This study discusses the successes and failures that resulted when fifth grade students used email to compose response journals. Every student was required to send at least one email a week to the teacher describing and reacting to the novel they were reading independently. The teacher would respond each evening. The study was conducted in an…
Descriptors: Action Research, Electronic Mail, Grade 5, Independent Reading