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Ellsworth, Nancy J.; Hedley, Carolyn N. – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1991
The article reviews word processing software and software to build keyboarding skills, as used with students needing to improve their mastery of the writing process. Criteria for selection of word processing programs are discussed and specific word processing programs are compared. Instructional suggestions are offered. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. – 1991
This guide is designed to meet the following goals: provide information that reflects the changes in technology in the 1990s; provide basic information to teachers, aides, and students who are not computer literate; and provide review information for individuals who are computer literate. The information provided may be used either for specific…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software
Franklin, Sharon, Ed. – 1988
Based on the conviction that word processing can be used to support the key elements in process writing, writing across the curriculum, cooperative learning, and literature-based instruction, this collection of 90 short articles offers a diversity of ideas to help build an enriched student-, language-, and world-centered curriculum. The book is…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
Anderson, Cindy, Ed. – CompuKids, 1996
This document consists of the 1996 issues of CompuKids, a bimonthly publication designed to assist children and their parents and teachers in getting the most out of using computers. The publication includes descriptions of available software, tips on hardware, and adaptations for Macintosh and IBM/Windows products. Regular features include: (1)…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Writing, Computer Games, Computer Literacy
Bethke, Dee; And Others – 1988
This document provides a composite index of the first five sets of software annotations produced by Project SEED. The software has been indexed by title, subject area, and grade level, and it covers sets of annotations distributed in September 1986, April 1987, September 1987, November 1987, and February 1988. The date column in the index…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 1983
Based on needs expressed by representatives from many Wisconsin school districts, this publication presents guidelines for introducing, enhancing, and evaluating the use of computer technology in schools. The first chapter provides a brief overview of the impact of computers on education and a list of principles for promoting their use in schools.…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software
Computing Teacher, 1985
This collection of reprints from The Computing Teacher contains 11 articles on the selection, evaluation, and organization of software published between August 1983 and March 1986, as well as more than 20 reviews of educational software packages published between December 1982 and June 1986. The articles are: (1) "The New Wave of Educational…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Stoecker, John W. – 1988
This study assessed the status of touch-typing in school districts in Oregon and Washington, and developed and field tested a comprehensive training program designed to prepare elementary teachers to teach touch-typing skills to elementary students. There were four major activities: (1) a questionnaire was developed and mailed to a random sample…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
Burton, Mallory – 1997
This paper describes different products to assist students who are only able to use one hand while typing. Information is provided on: (1) access features in Macintosh and Windows95, including Easy Access (Mac) and Accessibility Options (Win95) which allow the user to press a key such as the shift key and subsequently press the letter to be…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children
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Sicoli, Thomas R. – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1991
Using manual, hardware, and software adaptations, teachers are able to use computer-based educational programing with learning-disabled students who have physical handicaps. This paper describes such technology as keyguards, alternative keyboards, scanning systems, switches, and spelling and grammar checkers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
Lahm, Elizabeth A.; Morrissette, Sandra K. – 1994
This collection of materials describes different types of computer applications and software that can help students with disabilities. It contains information on: (1) Easy Access, a feature of the systems software on every Macintosh computer that allows use of the keypad instead of the mouse, options for slow keys, and options for sticky keys; (2)…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation
Washington Univ., Seattle. – 1994
This brochure describes the different types of barriers individuals with mobility impairments, blindness, low vision, hearing impairments, and specific learning disabilities face in providing computer input, interpreting output, and reading documentation. The adaptive hardware and software that has been developed to provide functional alternatives…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Braille
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center. – 1987
A microcomputer can be used in many different ways to assist people with disabilities. A computer's usefulness for a given individual is determined by the computer applications that are needed and by the specific problems the disability presents. In general, there are currently three ways that people with disabilities can use a microcomputer: (1)…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
Suffolk County Board of Cooperative Educational Services 2, Patchogue, NY. – 1987
This guide provides a collection of ideas for word processing activities that teachers have found to be useful in special education classes. The guide begins with a list of 41 computer skills, the grade levels at which the skills are usually introduced (from kindergarten to secondary levels), and provides names of commercial programs which may be…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Creative Writing, Disabilities