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Computers in the Schools

1999 Volume 15, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. The Web: Can We Make It Easier To Find Information?

    Cleborne D. Maddux

    Reviews problems with the World Wide Web that can be attributed to human error or ineptitude, and provides suggestions for improvement. Discusses poor Web design, poor use of search engines, and... More

    pp. 5-9

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  2. Technology Planning and Implementation in Public Schools: A Five-State Comparison

    Thomas A. Brush

    Examines the differences in technology planning and implementation among schools in the southeastern United States. Analysis of survey data was conducted in three areas: comparison of technology... More

    pp. 11-23

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  3. Adaptable Courseware and Educational Practice: Is There a Need for Adaptability?

    Sjoerd de Vries & Italo de Diana

    Presents results of experiments with the use of adaptable courseware. Discusses characteristics of educational software and influences on curricular implementation; adaptable educational software; ... More

    pp. 25-36

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  4. Role-Playing Software and WebQuests--What's Possible with Cooperative Learning and Computers

    Barry Brucklacher & Belinda Gimbert

    Reviews the research literature about cooperative learning and technology, describes role-playing software programs designed for cooperative learning, and shows how Web pages built on a WebQuest... More

    pp. 37-48

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  5. The Missing Link: The Technology Infrastructure

    Lynne A. Weikart & Maryann Marrapodi

    Focuses on the strategies and forces that facilitated or constrained one large urban school system's efforts to acquire all necessary elements of the technology infrastructure to achieve their... More

    pp. 49-60

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  6. An Aid to Curriculum and Computer Integration: Prototypes for Teachers

    Karen Smith-Gratto & Mercedes M. Fisher

    Suggests that one way to simplify computer integration in schools would be to provide examples of computer activities that are combined with other classroom activities for teachers to use in the... More

    pp. 61-71

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  7. Computers in Social Studies Education: A Report of Teachers' Perspectives and Students' Attitudes

    Susan Gibson & Norma Nocente

    Presents feedback from students and teachers who participated in the pilot of Project E.L.I.T.E. (Electronic Learning and Information Technologies in Education). The purpose of the Project was to... More

    pp. 73-81

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  8. Geometer's Sketchpad in Secondary Geometry

    Jennifer L. Weaver & Robert J. Quinn

    Illustrates the importance of helping students explore and discover topics in geometry and shows how students who use Geometer's Sketchpad, a powerful computer drawing program, develop a better... More

    pp. 83-95

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