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Stevenson, Nancy C.; Just, Carol – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Legible written communication is essential for students to share knowledge (Rogers and Case-Smith 2002). If students lack proficiency in written communication, their composition skills will suffer, which can affect their self-esteem and grades. Whether or not this proficiency is in handwriting or keyboarding is a question worthy of discussion. In…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Psychomotor Skills
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McEneaney, John E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
Digital literacies are typically distinguished from traditional literacy either in terms of content (media vs. print) or practice (page turning vs. keyboarding and clicking). This article presents a case for an approach that emphasizes the "who" of reading by contrasting traditional and digital literacies in terms of who counts as a reader.…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Literacy, Internet, Teaching Methods
Ertl, Mark A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. This was a longitudinal study generating quantitative data. The subjects for this study were 132 seventh grade students from a suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Timed Tests
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Whithaus, Carl; Harrison, Scott B.; Midyette, Jeb – Assessing Writing, 2008
This article examines the influence of keyboarding versus handwriting in a high-stakes writing assessment. Conclusions are based on data collected from a pilot project to move Old Dominion University's Exit Exam of Writing Proficiency from a handwritten format into a dual-option format (i.e., the students may choose to handwrite or keyboard the…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Handwriting, Pilot Projects, Writing Tests
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Lewis, Darrell R.; And Others – Economics of Education Review, 1991
Examines the postschool attainment effects of offering courses in typing and keyboarding as part of general education, using national survey data from the High School and Beyond data set. Regarding employability and earnings, society's investment in keyboarding instruction is money well spent. Taking high school keyboarding courses significantly…
Descriptors: College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, General Education
Schwartz, Kimberly A. – Online Submission, 2004
In this article, I focus on a review of the existing research pertaining to the use of word processors in K-6 writing classrooms and the effects of technologies on students' writing ability. As integrated as technology appears to be in today's curriculum, the effects of using word processors for writing enhancement, instruction and practice…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Environment, Writing Ability, Word Processing
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
McCampbell, Bill – Principal Leadership, 2001
Blended e-learning approaches combine the power of the Internet with existing class events or assignments. Inexpensive tools include electronic mail, keyboarding instruction, online research, streamed video or audio clips, message boards, chat rooms, scanned class reading assignments, and online assessments. IT buzzwords are decoded. (MLH)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brogan, Patricia – Educational Leadership, 2000
Today's children enter classrooms with skills and expectations that challenge adults. Kids with superior keyboarding skills may resist penmanship lessons. Learning is a two-way process. Computer-literate kids should be encouraged to share skills with other students and teachers. Teachers should pass on acquired skills to students. (MLH)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Handwriting
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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
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn – Review of Educational Research, 1991
Literature on word processing (WP) and writing in elementary classrooms is reviewed. Five propositions are constructed to provide a schema for understanding what is known and needs to be learned about young writers and WP. WP's effects on students' composing processes, written products, attitudes, and keyboarding/systems skills are considered.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Clemmensen, Darrell R.; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1985
Five articles are presented. They examine computer literacy inservice activities, some considerations for supervising student teachers, a suggested methods course syllabus, course/curriculum development, a design for keyboarding/formatting, and a technique for updating the records management curriculum. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Computer Literacy
Sherwood, Julie; Arnold, Kathy – Journal of Business Education, 1982
Five important office occupations areas are listed, including a description of the specific word processing objectives within each one. The areas include keyboarding skills, written communication skills, organizational skills, word processing concepts, and positive business attitudes. Also discusses curriculum plans for the future. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Correspondence, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development
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Nolf, Kathleen; Weaver, Dave – 1986
This paper provides generalizations and ideas on what to look for when previewing software products designed for teaching or improving the keyboarding skills of elementary school students, a list of nine products that the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Software and Information for Teachers) staff recommends for preview, and a table of features comparing…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Hunter, William J.; And Others – 1988
This report summarizes and synthesizes current research on the effects of using word processors on students' writing performance. The report examines cognitive models of the writing process, issues in the assessment of writing performance, and research on instruction in keyboarding. The work was carried out as part of a course requirement by…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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