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Hunter, William J.; And Others – Writing Notebook, 1989
Summarizes research findings on keyboarding instruction. Makes suggestions for teachers and administrative decision-makers regarding age for starting instruction, performance criteria, student attitudes, and other issues related to keyboarding instruction. (MM)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Wetzel, Keith – Computing Teacher, 1985
Discusses need for development of keyboarding skills at the elementary school level; issues to be addressed when developing keyboarding curricula (criterion for competence, how much is necessary, time needed, who should teach and how); and program considerations (hardware, curriculum, principles of instruction, instructional periods, classroom or…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
Boone, Randy, Ed. – 1991
Focusing on the use of word processing software programs as instructional tools for students learning writing composition, this collection includes 14 research articles and position papers, 16 reports on lesson ideas and projects, 5 articles on keyboarding, and 18 product reviews. These materials relate to teaching writing through the process…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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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
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
Boone, Randy, Ed. – 1989
This collection of articles focuses on the use of word processing software programs as instructional tools for students learning writing composition. Section 1 discusses the use of word processors as a composition tools within the process model of writing instruction and includes articles entitled "Should Students Use Spelling Checkers?,""A Recipe…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Warger, Cynthia, Ed. – 1990
The 18 papers in this collection describe approaches that practitioners and experts have found successful in using technology as a tool to improve learning. Individual chapters are: (1) "Where Do We Go Now That the Power's On?" (Frank Withrow); (2) "A Curriculum for the Information Age" (Mary Alice White); (3) "Developing Technology Applications…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education
Hasselbring, Ted S.; Goin, Laura I. – 1988
This research-based review discusses effective computer applications for students with mental disabilities. Most computer-based instruction currently in use is of a drill-and-practice variety, which is needed to develop fluency in basic academic skills. Studies conducted on math fluency indicate that when students are using counting strategies to…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Decoding (Reading)
New York State Education Dept., Albany. – 1988
Prepared to assist administrators and other developers of curriculum at district and building levels, this syllabus outlines general criteria for an effective integrated curriculum in English language arts, suggests the instructional objectives that need to be addressed, and provides direction for the evaluation of student progress and program…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Language Arts
Dalton, Bridget – 1989
One of nine brief guides for special educators on using computer technology, this guide focuses on the use of computers to improve skills and attitudes in writing instruction. Pre-writing tools such as group brainstorming, story webs, free-writing, journal entries, and prewriting guides help generate ideas and can be carried out either on or off…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)