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Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual

2001 Volume 2001, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 18

  1. Introduction

    D. D. SHADE

    pp. 1-3

  2. The Role of Technology in Supporting Multiage Classroom Practices

    Weigh-Jen Chen & Linda M. Espinosa, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

    This article reports on the final evaluation of the project, Constructing and Networking for Multiage Learning. The project gave teachers access to the resources of the World Wide Web (WWW or... More

    pp. 5-31

  3. Implementing ISTE/NCATE Technology Standards in Teacher Preparation: One College’s Experience

    William Beasley & Lih-Ching Chen Wang, Cleveland State University, United States

    In an age of information technologies, the preparation of teachers includes a wide variety of technological skills and knowledge. The appropriate process for doing so is a topic of spirited... More

    pp. 33-44

  4. Technology in a Constructivist Classroom

    Donna Ferguson, University of Northern Colorado, United States

    Today's children have been altered tremendously by the tech-nological revolution, but that same technology has yet to make a significant impact on our educational system. Educa-tors have begun to... More

    pp. 45-55

  5. Designing Children’s Software to Ensure Productive Interactivity through Collaboration in the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)

    Rosemary Luckin, University of Sussex

    In this article the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is considered as the foundation for a software design frame-work. The issues of interactivity and collaboration are the fo-cus of our... More

    pp. 57-85

  6. Video-Assisted Vocabulary Instruction for Elementary School Students with Learning Disabilities

    Joy F. Xin, Rowan University, United States; Herbert Rieth, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    This study investigated the effects of using video technology as a tool for facilitating the vocabulary acquisition and read-ing comprehension skills of students with learning disabili-ties. ... More

    pp. 87-103

  7. Chat Rooms as “Virtual Hangouts” for Rural Elementary Students

    Roger W. Ehrich & Faith A. Mccreary, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States

    This article is a description of how 24 rural, 5 th -grade stu-dents with home Internet access used an Internet chat appli-cation after school and how this usage changed during a one-year period... More

    pp. 105-123

  8. “Let’s Play ‘Puters”: Expressive Language Use at the Computer Center

    John R. Schorger & Karen L. Kelly, University of Montana, United States

    The researchers investigated 25 preschool children's expres-sive language while they were engaged at a classroom com-puter center and during their free play at traditional early childhood learning ... More

    pp. 125-138

  9. Effective Learning Environments for Young Children Using Digital Resources: An Australian Perspective

    Leonie Arthur, Bronwyn Beecher & Toni Downes, University of Western Sydney, Australia

    The use of digital resources in early childhood settings in Australia is a recent phenomenon. In 1999 Education.Au, a company funded by the various educational authorities in Australia,... More

    pp. 139-153

  10. Second Graders Decide When to Use Electronic Editing Tools

    David C. Fletcher, The City University of New York, United States

    This is a case study of one teacher's classroom action re-search project in which she explores how and when her 2 nd graders decided to use electronic editing tools to revise and edit their writing... More

    pp. 155-174

  11. Virtual Kids of the 21 st Century: Understanding the Children in Schools Today

    Nicola Yelland & Margaret Lloyd, RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus, Australia

    This article reports on a study which interviewed 934 chil-dren ranging from 10 to 13 years of age about their owner-ship, use, and views of computer and video games. Computer games are viewed... More

    pp. 175-192

  12. Introducing Computers to Kindergarten Children Based on Vygotsky’s Theory about Socio-Cultural Learning: The Greek Perspective

    JENNY PANGE & DIMITRIOS KONTOZISIS

    This study examined the level of knowledge that Greek pre-school children had about computers. How Vygotsky's theo-ry about socio-cultural learning, as a teaching process, could be effectively... More

    pp. 193-202

  13. Social Play at the Computer: Preschoolers Scaffold and Support Peers’ Computer Competence

    NANCY K. FREEMAN & JENNIFER SOMERINDYKE

    Computers are increasingly being integrated into the pre-school curriculum. They effect young children's peer-mediat-ed cognitive development as well as their social play. Based on observations in ... More

    pp. 203-213

  14. The Effect of Writing with Computers versus Handwriting on the Writing Achievement of First-graders

    Manuel T. Barrera III, University Of Minnesota Duluth, United States; Audrey C. Rule & Afton Diemart, Boise State University, United States

    The written work of 18 first-grade students of mixed ability was compared under two conditions: word processing with computer writing programs and writing by hand. An intact first-grade... More

    pp. 215-229

  15. Developmentally Appropriate LOGO Computer Programming with Young Children

    SALLY BEISSER & CATHERINE WILSON GILLESPIE

    The Iowa Early Childhood Papert Partnership (IECPP), a partnership among two public school systems, a private uni-versity school of education, a Head Start agency, a state area educational support ... More

    pp. 229-244

  16. It Is Developmentally Inappropriate to Have Children Work Alone at the Computer?

    Ni Chang, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, United States

    In the early childhood field, it is typical for young children to operate computers while receiving little attention from the teacher. The purpose of this article is to examine whether or not the... More

    pp. 247-265

  17. Helping Students Build Knowledge: What Computers Should Do

    Xavier Bornas & Jordi Llabrés, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

    In this work, whether the educational role of the teacher, from a Vigotskyan point of view, can also be taken on by a computer is examined. Software including math and reading activities with... More

    pp. 267-280

  18. The Current Status of Technology in Education: Lightspeed Ahead with Mild Turbulence

    MICHAEL F. KALINOWSKI

    The article summarizes five trends in technology for children aged 12 and younger, identifies four current issues, and three unresolved needs related to technology and children; pro-vides six... More

    pp. 281-291