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Wright, Peter W. – Computers in the Schools, 1997
Illustrates the diverse ways in which the computer spreadsheet can be used by both teachers and students as a problem-solving tool in high school mathematics, and provides detailed examples of spreadsheet use in word problems. Discusses the functions of spreadsheet tables, columns, and graphs. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Graphs, High School Students, High Schools
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Grejda, Gail F.; Hannafin, Michael J. – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Students in three fifth grade classes were pretested on identification and correction of errors in written composition. Instruction on revision was provided to instructional groups differing only in tools used for editing: paper and pencil, word processing, or a combination. Attitude questionnaire and posttest results indicated less positive…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Editing, Grade 5
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Strang, Harold R.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Describes a self-administered microcomputer-based simulation that allows teacher educators to create customized simulated classroom experiences for their students. Lesson performance measures are discussed, postlesson feedback variables are described, self-perception measures are explained, and results of a posttraining evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Evaluation Methods
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Beach, Robert H.; Vacca, Anna M. – Computers in the Schools, 1985
Describes a study which polled secondary school principals to determine the factors contributing to successful implementation of computer technology in instructional programs. Results indicate a strong positive relationship between principal effectiveness scores and successful implementation. Monetary support was the only demographic factor found…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Demography, Institutional Characteristics
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Roblyer, M. D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1988
This review of research on microcomputers and their impact on education highlights literature reviews and findings from 1975 to the present; meta-analysis issues and procedures; findings of research on instructional effectiveness; word processing; Logo; student attitudes and characteristics; and implications of these findings for computer use and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Liaw, Meei-Ling – Computers in the Schools, 1997
Describes an exploratory study that attempted to discover the patterns of linguistic interaction of second language learners in a computerized literary reading environment and the implication of using computer books in an ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) elementary school classroom. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Lawrenz, Frances; Thornton, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 1992
Describes a study that reports on the changes from 1983 to 1989 in computer availability and usage in Minnesota science classes in grades 7 through 12. The opinions of computer use held by principals and science teachers are examined, and changes in perceptions are discussed. (nine references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Change, Computer Assisted Instruction
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McLellan, Hilary – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Reports the results of a study that examined the patterns of interactions of high school student partners engaged in problem-solving activities while working through computer simulation activities in an astronomy lab. Observations, interviews with teachers and students, and a software program evaluation are discussed. (LRW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Evaluation
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Lin, Agnes; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Describes a study that compared computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and a more traditional paper-and-pencil method in teaching mathematics skills to elementary school students with and without mild mental handicaps. Pretests and posttests were analyzed, and it was found that CAI, and extended practice, enhanced automatization of mathematics…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Bernhard, Judith K.; Siegel, Linda S. – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Discussion of locus of control (LOC), gender, and mathematics and technical subjects focuses on a study of preschool girls and boys that investigated the effects of a LOGO program on efficacy and LOC. Highlights include treatment of experimental and control groups; gender differences; parent questionnaires; and pretests and posttests. (69…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Lever, Sharon; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes study that was conducted to determine whether Logo instruction could improve the attitudes of fifth grade students toward microcomputers and toward school in general. Differences in gender and ability groupings are explored, treatment of experimental and control groups is described, and the Computer/School Questionnaire developed for the…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Analysis of Variance, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures
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Maddux, Cleborne D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes the use of the Flesch readability and interest formulae to evaluate textbooks intended for use in college level introductory educational computing courses. Variables that influence what textbook is chosen for a college course are discussed, and readability scores, human interest categories, and subject matter coverage are examined in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Yaden, David B. Jr.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1994
This article gives a brief overview of issues in adult literacy; an assessment of workplace literacy; and components, concepts, and steps of the NASA Adult Literacy Evaluator project. The Adult Literacy Evaluator project applies NASA's technical experience to the problem of adult literacy and workplace literacy by finding ways to use interactive…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Kang, Sook-Hi; Dennis, J. Richard – Computers in the Schools, 1995
Discussion of second-language learning and the use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) focuses on a study in an elementary school in Seoul, Korea, that determined ways in which computers can best be used to enhance language learning by evaluating the relative effectiveness of contrasting instructional approaches for designing CALL…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Elementary Education
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Peterson, Sarah E. – Computers in the Schools, 1993
Examines the effects of word processing on high school seniors' writing and revisions of essay assignments. Length of papers, the impact of topic on the results, the effect of handwriting papers after computer composition, comparison of writing methods over time, and effects of typing ability and computer experience are discussed. (Contains eight…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Expository Writing, Grade 12