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Robertson, Judy; Manches, Andrew; Pain, Helen – Childhood Education, 2017
Thirty years ago, when personal computers were first becoming available in homes and schools, a large group of primary school-age children were asked to share their attitudes about computers, their conceptions regarding how computers function, and their beliefs concerning computers' agency. The researchers wanted to gather baseline data regarding…
Descriptors: Computers, Interviews, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Stockard, Connie Hall – Childhood Education, 1984
A poet's narrative describes the role of educators in turning an enthusiastic kindergarten student into an alienated elementary school student. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, School Role, Student Alienation
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Lukasevich, Ann – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses specific steps teachers of young children can take to sustain and increase children's love of poetry. The discussion ranges from the music of Mother Goose, chants, and nonsense verse to implementing a planned program of poetry writing. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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Lewis, Richard – Childhood Education, 1984
One of a series of statements focusing on children's basic rights, this brief essay asserts that all children need an environment where the act of imagining and its expression are respected and given visible outlets. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Imagination
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Bondy, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses metacognition as an important component of a set of essential survival skills for the future. Indicates ways to promote general awareness of metacognitive activity, facilitate conscious monitoring of comprehension, and encourage a deliberate and systematic approach to learning and problem solving. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Learning Activities
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Brand, Manny; Fernie, David E. – Childhood Education, 1983
Points out the value of a favorable music curriculum for children two to eight years of age, advocating an emphasis on and providing guidelines for programs in vocal development, instrumental skills, and music appreciation in early childhood curricula. (RH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Kristo, Janice V. – Childhood Education, 1983
Describes successful classroom strategies for improving the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of a fourth grader with poor communication skills development. Practices include sustained silent reading, exposure to "real" literature, reading aloud, purposeful listening, and writing with a purpose. Guidelines for teachers are…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Elementary Education
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Tway, Eileen – Childhood Education, 1983
Points out stages in writing-skill development as well as ways children's writing can be stimulated at home and in school. Topics include: encouraging new vocabulary and development of spoken language; reading to the child and stimulating involvement and response; being an example by writing in the presence of children; and providing opportunities…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines
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Timberlake, Pat – Childhood Education, 1983
Points out how dice games can be used to teach mathematics concepts, discussing 13 dice games of varying difficulty. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Games, Learning Experience
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Browne, Martha; Hopson, June – Childhood Education, 1983
Provides guidelines for conducting art activities with very young children, paying particular attention to the function of play equipment as artistic catalyst, approaches to creativity, and the role of the adult in providing a supportive presence. (RH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Child Caregivers, Creativity, Infants
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Barbour, Nita H. – Childhood Education, 1983
Offers three ideas for classroom activities in a "dip-and-save" format: (1) introducing formal map study in the third and fourth grades, (2) teaching reading readiness to prekindergarten and kindergarten children, and (3) teaching plant propagation and care in first through sixth grades. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Maps
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Sherman, Sallie J.; Hall, Keith A. – Childhood Education, 1983
Outlines a nine-step planning model for teachers to follow in order to introduce computer-based education activities in their classrooms. (MP)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Daiute, Colette – Childhood Education, 1983
The usefulness of the computer for facilitating children's creative writing and for manipulating structures in writing is illustrated. (MP)
Descriptors: Children, Computer Literacy, Creative Writing, Elementary Education
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Countermine, Terry; Lang, Mary – Childhood Education, 1983
Provides a checklist for helping educators estimate the costs of purchasing computers and maintaining a computer program. (MP)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Programs, Computers, Cost Estimates
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Zeiser, Edward L.; Hoffman, Stevie – Childhood Education, 1983
Offers explanations of various uses of computers with children, placing appropriate applications into a developmental framework. (MP)
Descriptors: Children, Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Thinking, Early Childhood Education
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