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Parker, Gay E. – 1992
A practicum was designed to improve students' manual keyboarding composition skill. A program was developed to integrate the other requisite skills of well-written composition, accurate punctuation and grammar, and fastidious proofreading in a structured, progressive plan. The 25 students in the Typing I Business Fundamentals class, a keyboarding…
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Business Education, Business English, Grammar
Chubb, Beverly – 1994
This practicum addressed the problem of fourth grade students who watched their fingers and used the "hunt and peck" method while answering questions in curriculum-based software. The following objectives were established: at the end of the 15-week practicum period, all of the 22 targeted students will demonstrate at least 80% accuracy in correct…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades
Priest, Nancy B. – 1995
A program was developed and implemented to improve fourth graders' writing skills in conjunction with the State Writing Assessment Test. The objectives for the program were for 80% of the students to improve their writing scores by a minimum of 0.5 point using the State Writing rubric as the guideline; to increase students' understanding of the…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Intervention
Pisano, Thomas N. – 1986
A computerized management system to improve efficiency was implemented for one year in a fifth grade classroom in a large metropolitan city in the southwest. A variety of computer application software packages were reviewed and selections were made for use in grading and prescriptive analysis. The teacher also developed a database of student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Databases
Johnson, Jacqueline S. – 1996
A curriculum was developed to address the needs of a high school special education computer science class. Class members included both resource-room learning disabled and the more severely learning disabled, and the project aimed to help them fulfill the school district requirement of the completion of a one-semester computer class prior to…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Christy, Annette – 1994
Fifth graders were taught to use an electronic card catalog to retrieve information and materials for class assignments and leisure reading materials. Groups of 10 or 12 students were seen twice a week for periods lasting up to 30 minutes. At these sessions they were introduced to computer components, proper handling, how to log into a network…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Elementary School Students
Wyatt, Patricia B. – 1991
A practicum was designed to improve reading comprehension in 50 third-graders over an 8-month period. The practicum's peripheral goal was to improve the efficient use of the microcomputer as a tool to supplement reading comprehension. The program included computer lab experiences to teach keyboarding skills, language arts software use, and the use…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Grade 3, Language Arts, Microcomputers
Wilson, G. Robert – 1987
This report describes the development and evaluation of a computer-assisted, student-interactive registration program that was designed for a community school in southeastern Florida which offers courses in the curricular areas of adult basic education, GED, adult high school, business and office education, home economics, industrial education,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Schools, Computer Software, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Outen, Dawn – 1994
Florida junior high school teachers were not using computers to enter course grades, generate referrals, keep attendance and complete other administrative tasks, nor were they attempting to increase their computer skills. To address the problem, an inservice computer training workshop was developed. It was hoped that, as a result of the workshop:…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Heath-Legg, April Joy – 1992
A practicum used the Keyboard Familiarization approach (introducing students to the location of keys on the computer keyboard) to integrate the computer into a traditionally taught first-grade spelling program, using laminated copies of the computer keyboard. After completing basic drill and practice sessions on the laminated keyboard, the 23…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 1, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Kofsky, Gale E. – 1990
The practicum utilized four inservice training sessions to teach data entry clerks, staffing specialists, special educators, and gifted teachers to enter student data into the school system's data base management system on a more timely basis and with greater accuracy. The practicum also developed data input forms which could be used regardless of…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Data Processing, Database Management Systems, Disabilities
Seferian, Robert – 2000
This practicum was designed to increase the skills of 13 middle school students with learning and behavioral disabilities in the use of personal productivity software. In addition, teacher training and motivational activities were included. Consultation with the school technology instructor and creative scheduling provided the students with hours…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Behavior Disorders, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy