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Sun, Yanqing; Zhang, Jianwei; Scardamalia, Marlene – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Online discourse from a class of 22 students (11 boys and 11 girls) was analysed to assess advances in conceptual understanding and literacy. The students worked over a two-year period (Grades 3-4), during which they contributed notes to an online Knowledge Building environment--Knowledge Forum[R]. Contributions revealed that both boys and girls…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Grade 3, Gender Differences
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Gan, Yongcheng; Scardamalia, Marlene; Hong, Huang-Yao; Zhang, Jianwei – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
This study examined growth in graphical literacy for students contributing to an online, multimedia, communal environment as they advanced their understanding of biology, history and optics. Their science and history studies started early in Grade 3 and continued to the end of Grade 4; students did not receive instruction in graphics production,…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Biology, History, Optics
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Bernard, Robert M.; Bethel, Edward Clement; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This study examines the achievement outcomes accompanying the implementation of a Grade 3 laptop or so-¬≠called "ubiquitous computing" program in a Quebec school district. CAT¬≠3 reading, language, and mathematics batteries were administered at the end of Grade 2 and again at the end of Grade 3, after the first year of computer…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 3
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education