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Computers in the Schools

Jan 18, 2008 Volume 24, Number 3

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Number of articles: 9

  1. The Impact of 1:1 Laptop Use on Middle School Math and Science Standardized Test Scores

    Matt Dunleavy & Walter F. Heinecke

    Researchers and evaluators have been attempting to document the impact of ubiquitous or 1:1 computing on students, teachers, schools, and communities. However, the most recent reviews of research... More

    pp. 7-22

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  2. Effect of Technology-Based Programs on First- and Second-Grade Reading Achievement

    Gerald Knezek & Rhonda Christensen

    Data gathered from 25 rural public school districts in Texas during 2002-2003 were used to assess the impact of educator professional development and technology-intensive classroom learning... More

    pp. 23-41

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  3. Effects of Computer Applications on Elementary School Students' Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of Students in Taiwan

    Yuen-kuang Cliff Liao, Huei-wen Chang & Yu-wen Chen

    A meta-analysis was performed to synthesize existing research comparing the effects of computer applications (i.e., computer-assisted instruction, computer simulations, and Web-based learning)... More

    pp. 43-64

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  4. Using ICT to Foster (Pre) Reading and Writing Skills in Young Children

    Joke Voogt & Susan McKenney

    This study examines how technology can support the development of emergent reading and writing skills in four- to five-year-old children. The research was conducted with PictoPal, an intervention... More

    pp. 83-94

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  5. Positive to a Degree: The Effects of ICT Use in New Zealand Secondary Schools

    Kwok-Wing Lai & Keryn Pratt

    A key question for educational researchers is whether information and communication technology (ICT) use enhances teaching and learning. In this paper, the authors report findings from a three-year... More

    pp. 95-109

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  6. A Professional Development Model to Promote Internet Integration into P-12 Teachers' Practice: A Mixed Methods Study

    Victoria A. Giordano

    This mixed method study reports long-term effects of a staff development model on P-12 teachers' instructional practices and dispositions regarding Internet integration into teaching. The model... More

    pp. 111-123

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  7. Faculty Response to that Implementation of an Open Source Learning Management System in Three Tertiary Institutions in New Zealand

    Hugh Barr, Beverly Gower & John Clayton

    In spite of their apparent benefits, learning management systems can be regarded as a hindrance to effective online learning. Their design, functionality, complexity, price, and value are beginning... More

    pp. 125-137

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  8. Transition between Educational Sectors and Discontinuities of ICT Resource and Pedagogy

    Alison Twiner, Philip Banyard & Jean Underwood

    Technologically supported education has introduced benefits but also challenges to the transition across school levels of education. While resolving some traditional issues, these technologies have... More

    pp. 139-152

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  9. Testing Predictive Models of Technology Integration in Mexico and the United States

    Cesareo Morales Velazquez

    Data from Mexico City, Mexico (N = 978) and from Texas, USA (N = 932) were used to test the predictive validity of the teacher professional development component of the Will, Skill, Tool Model of... More

    pp. 153-173

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