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Gascoigne, Carolyn – CALICO Journal, 2006
Computers, computer programs, and other novel and vivid technological applications to language learning can unintentionally redirect attentional resources and therefore increase the salience of unplanned as well as targeted features. Incidental activities such as keyboarding (Henry, 1992), manipulation of a mouse (Meunier, 1996), and other…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Keyboarding (Data Entry), French, College Students
Myers, Sally; Spindler-Virgin, Richard – Writing Notebook, 1989
Describes computer programs that effectively teach keyboarding skills to elementary school students. (MM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Ramondetta, June – Learning, 1987
Three programs to help students learn proper keyboarding techniques are reviewed. (MT)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
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Schmidt, B. June – Business Education Forum, 1987
The author discusses considerations in selecting microcomputers and printers for keyboarding instruction. (CH)
Descriptors: Business Education, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Standards, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Jackson, Truman H.; Berg, Diane – Computing Teacher, 1986
Presents guidelines to appropriate keyboarding instruction in elementary schools. Topics addressed include whether keyboarding should be taught, where keyboarding fits within the curriculum, instruction time, instructional materials, equipment, furniture, teacher qualifications, teaching methods, student performance evaluation, and grading.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Courseware, Definitions
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Browne, Carmen D. – Business Education Forum, 1995
Focuses on modifications in keyboarding and computer classes for those with visual and muscular impairments. (JOW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Business Education, Computers, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1991
This manual is intended for use in teaching keyboarding at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary level. It presents techniques for teaching basic keyboarding skills. The manual is divided into six sections. The first section defines keyboarding, describes who should learn to keyboard, discusses who should teach keyboarding skills, and…
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Nichols, Lois M. – Computers in the Schools, 2002
Discussion of effective teaching methods for keyboarding skills in elementary schools focuses on a study that investigated the use of sensor-key caps. Results provided no evidence that the use of sensor-key caps improved keyboarding speed or accuracy over standard keys without the key caps. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
Heldman, Bill – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2010
With few exceptions, students interact with technology in one way or another every day. And yet, in most U.S. schools, the term "computer science" (CS) refers only to generic skills classes, such as keyboarding and computer applications. Even most Web programming classes usually teach students only how to use conventional graphical user…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Development, Models
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Roy, Ken – Science Scope, 2005
Unless the teacher is working at an ergonomically designed workstation, using a computer can result in eyestrain, neck aches, backaches, and headaches. Unfortunately, most teachers do their keyboarding at desks, on lab tables, and in other spaces that were not designed with computer use in mind. Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations,…
Descriptors: Workstations, Work Environment, Science Teachers, Human Factors Engineering
Kercher, Lydia; McClurg, Patricia – 1985
This paper explores the issue of how, when, and where to teach keyboarding at the elementary school level through a review of the keyboarding literature and descriptions of three studies conducted with fifth grade students in the laboratory school at the University of Wyoming. The literature review briefly summarizes findings on the following…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis, Creative Writing, Grade 5
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Dunn, Michael; Miller, Darcy – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2016
Students with learning disabilities in writing often experience challenges with many or all of the components of creating text. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2012), 95% of 8th- and 12th-grade students with disabilities failed to score within the proficient range in writing. This multiple-baseline-across-participants…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Mnemonics, Handheld Devices, Learning Disabilities
Buchanan, Colleen Quinn – Writing Notebook: Visions for Learning, 1993
Argues that an alphabetic approach to keyboarding with a high quality talking text is the best way to provide effective training in computer keyboarding skills for elementary school students. (SR)
Descriptors: Children, Computer Software, Computers, Elementary Education
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Nichols, Lois – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004
Third and fourth grade students (N=84) were randomly assigned by class to either covered or uncovered keyboards. All students received 30 minutes of keyboarding instruction for four weeks. Analysis revealed significant differences in speed but not in accuracy between the two main treatment groups.
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Grade 3, Grade 4, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kuuskmae, Suzanne Carole – Business Education Forum, 1989
The author explains how to develop modules that let keyboarding students work at their own pace and receive adequate practice on their weaknesses after they have mastered basic keyboarding skills. (CH)
Descriptors: Business Education, Independent Study, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Learning Modules
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