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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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Ayersman, David J. – Computers in the Schools, 1996
Describes a study of undergraduates that investigated the effects of computer experience, learning style, gender, and intensity of treatment on computer anxiety. Results of pretests and posttests as well as analysis of variance are discussed, and future research is suggested. (LRW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Style, Computer Anxiety, Experience
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Owston, Ronald D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Students in four eighth grade communications arts classes wrote two stories--one using a word processor and one written manually. Participants' attitudes toward writing and editing were assessed. Stories were graded for overall competence, organization, support of ideas, and mechanics; a subsample received detailed analysis. Word processed stories…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Editing, Grade 8, Junior 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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Blau, Susan R.; Campbell, Patricia B. – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Two English composition classes of community college students followed the same syllabus, but students in one class were required to use a word processor. Data were gathered at the beginning and end of the semester through an attitude questionnaire and student writing samples. Results indicated improved writing skills and attitudes toward writing…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis, Skill Development, Student Attitudes
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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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Scanlan, David A. – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes two studies of undergraduates that examined learner and gender preferences for structured flowcharts versus pseudocode in the comprehension of short, complex algorithms. Research dealing with algorithm comprehension and flowcharts is reviewed, hypotheses tested are explained, implications for instructors and instructional materials are…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Comprehension, Computer Science Education, Flow Charts
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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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Picciano, Anthony G. – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Examines the issue of technology in education as the vehicle whereby an educational-industrial complex is evolving. Presents background information on the introduction of technology in education; technology suppliers and the education market; the educational-industrial complex (hardware, software, services, and private education companies);…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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