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Brett, Arlene – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1997
Argues that computers and related technology can be an important asset in the classrooms of young children with disabilities. Suggests that this technology can promote mobility, communication, and learning; increase independence; augment abilities; compensate for learning challenges; overcome learned helplessness; and foster competence and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Developmental Disabilities, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities
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Brett, Arlene – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews research on the use of computers in preschool and kindergarten classrooms and their effect on social development. Also discusses gender differences in computer use among young children and the effects of computer-based activities on the inclusion of children with disabilities. Implications for preschool curriculum are examined. (MDM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Brett, Arlene – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses the various ways computers and related technology are being used in early childhood and elementary settings. Describes different types of educational software, local area networks and telecommunications, and online information services such as CompuServe and Prodigy. Gives examples of online curricular activities and advice on the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education