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Spilling, Eivor Finset; Rønneberg, Vibeke; Rogne, Wenke Mork; Roeser, Jens; Torrance, Mark – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
To date, there is no clear evidence to support choosing handwriting over keyboarding or vice versa as the modality children should use when they first learn to write. 102 Norwegian first-grade children from classrooms that used both electronic touchscreen keyboard on a digital tablet and pencil-and-paper for writing instruction wrote narratives in…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Beginning Writing, Story Telling
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Carver, Lin B.; Todd, Carol – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about their perception of the effectiveness of using an online blogging tool, Kidblog, to plan and provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Teachers
Cantalupi, John D. – 1991
A study described the instructional practices and perceptions of K-8 keyboarding instructors in Pennsylvania public schools regarding keyboarding practices. Surveys were sent to 501 school districts, with responses from 416 (83 percent). The surveys contained 19 questions that provided descriptive information about instructional practices and 17…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Education
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Davis, Charles H.; Shaw, Debora – Library and Information Science Research, 1989
Describes a study that compared the effectiveness of screen designs for system interfaces by tallying keyboarding errors during online searches. The methodology is described as an unobtrusive means for obtaining objective and empirically based data for interface comparisons. A questionnaire used to determine users' reactions to screen designs is…
Descriptors: Display Systems, Error Patterns, Information Retrieval, Man Machine Systems
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research. – 1999
The North Carolina State Board of Education, as part of the Quality Assurance Program established a computer proficiency requirement for diplomas issued to the high school classes of 2001 and beyond. The North Carolina Tests of Computer Skills (multiple-choice and performance) must be administered at the end of grade eight with subsequent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Computer Literacy, Educational Attainment
Professional Secretaries International, Kansas City, MO. – 1994
The PSI [Professional Secretaries International] Model Curriculum for Office Careers provides a framework for the curriculum revision process, making it easier for schools to update, change, expand, or revise their office programs. Through a series of suggested courses, this curriculum develops the knowledge, skills, and attitudes office…
Descriptors: Accounting, Articulation (Education), Business Administration, Business Communication
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Valenzuela, Ángel; Castillo, Ramón D. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2023
Multiple factors simultaneously interact during the writing process. The effect of these interacting factors must be considered if writing is studied as a dynamic and complex process that constantly changes. Based on that premise, the study aims to determine how the interaction between the reading medium and the communicative purpose of a writing…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Research, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Reading Writing Relationship
Burnside, Patricia – 1991
This report describes the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a learning activity package intended to enable middle school students to view and use the computer as a tool that has application in their everyday lives. Eighth grade students in two keyboarding classes used the computer as a word processing tool in the subject of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 8, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design
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
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. – 1983
This curriculum guide outlines a course on computer literacy for junior or senior high school students reflecting the technology of the early 1980s. A chart shows computer literacy scope and sequence for students in kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-6, and grades 7-9. Forty lessons for the intermediate grades and high school are then presented,…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Peripherals, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Guides
Lambrecht, Judith J. – 1986
Data were collected from Minnesota secondary and postsecondary business teachers regarding their instructional microcomputer applications and their attitudes about several instructional computing issues. Usable surveys were returned by 342 teachers in 236 schools. The predominant brand of computer at the secondary level was the Apple II; most…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing. – 2000
The North Carolina State Board of Education, as part of the Quality Assurance Program, initially established a computer proficiency requirement for diplomas issued to the Class of 2000. In October 1995, the Board made the requirement effective beginning with the graduating class of 2001. Students who were in grade eight for the 1996-97 school year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Degree Requirements, Elementary Secondary Education
Johanson, Roger P. – 1985
This study addresses three questions: (1) whether sex is related to ability and interest in computers; (2) whether a relationship exists between the presence of a computer in the home and a child's ability and interest in computing; and (3) the combination of factors that account for students' perceptions of success in developing programming…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Family Environment, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
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