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Keys at Their Fingertips: A Study Supporting Development of a Resource Package for the Teaching of Touch-Keyboarding Skills in Upper Elementary Classrooms Equipped with Portable Keyboards.
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
Increasing Touch-Keyboarding Skills in the Middle School Student: "KeyWords" vs. "Type To Learn," Hand Covers vs. No Hand Covers.
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
A Comparison of the Effect of Teacher-Directed Instruction (and Textbook Use) and Interactive Computer Software Instruction on the Development of Touch-Keyboarding Skills in Two Sixth-Grade Classes.
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
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