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Budin, Howard; And Others – Social Studies, 1987
Examines possible and desirable directions for computer use in the social studies and identifies what software is presently being used. Investigates how closely the aims of social studies match present software selection. Explores future possibilities for the development of software in social studies. (RKM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers, Educational Change
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Lengel, James G. – Social Studies, 1987
Describes some ways computers can help students develop thinking skills in the social studies. Emphasizes the use of data bases, simulations, and tutorials to teach thinking skills. Questions whether computers can do a better job of teaching students to think and reason than alternative methods. (RKM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers
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Massialas, Byron G.; Papagiannis, George J. – Social Studies, 1987
Reviews current computer applications in education. Discusses research on the socio-psychological aspects of computer usage. Analyzes and assesses to what extent computers can contribute to social studies goals. Develops an agenda of priorities for computer usage in social studies. (RKM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology
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Marker, Gerald – Social Studies, 1996
Asserts that while some students will become Internet "fanatics" most will never tap the enormous power of the Internet without a coordinated system of instruction. Discusses the components of an acceptable use policy and gives examples from various schools. Recommends teachers review the technology section of educational journals. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Resources
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Benedicks, William, Jr.; Felton, Randall G. – Social Studies, 1994
Presents a review of "Communism and the Cold War," an interactive multimedia videodisk designed for teaching about the post-World War II world. Concludes that, although the program is a first step in the use of interactive media in the classroom, it provides a vision of an exciting and dynamic social studies classroom in the future. (CFR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Communism, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
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Flouris, George – Social Studies, 1987
Reviews the characteristics of existing social studies software. States that instructional software must address one or more of the established goals of social studies and follow valid principles of learning. Offers a model for the development of software based on Robert Gagne's learning theory. (RKM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Bailey, Steve – Social Studies, 1987
Describes how five different categories of software can be used by social studies teachers to reach the different levels of Blooms' taxonomy. Argues that social studies is the best discipline for computer use. (RKM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Change, Educational Technology
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Cohen, Mollie L. – Social Studies, 1987
Describes how students can improve research work by using an electronic information service. Tells what equipment is necessary, how to subscribe, what services are available, and potential costs. Gives an example of how the service might work. (RKM)
Descriptors: Computers, Databases, Educational Change, Educational Technology