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Zimmerle, Joanna C.; Wall, Anne S. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Although the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted 20 years ago, the recently updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has renewed public interest in privacy policies. Under both COPPA and GDPR, companies must abide by strict regulations protecting children's personal data. Lengthy and oftentimes ambiguous policies…
Descriptors: Privacy, Computer Security, Computer Oriented Programs, Web Sites
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Abramovich, Sergei; Nikitin, Yakov Yu. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This article is written to share teaching ideas about using commonly available computer applications--a spreadsheet, "The Geometer's Sketchpad", and "Wolfram Alpha"--to explore three classic and historically significant problems from the probability theory. These ideas stem from the authors' work with prospective economists,…
Descriptors: Probability, Mathematics Instruction, Spreadsheets, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Joshi, Arti; Pan, Alex; Murakami, Masaru; Narayanan, Shankar – Computers in the Schools, 2010
This study was conducted with kindergarten teachers in the United States and Japan with respect to their beliefs about the role of computers in educating young children. Overall findings indicated significant differences in responses of teachers in the two countries. Generally, U.S. teachers had a more positive attitude toward computers in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Johnson, James E.; Christie, James F. – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This article examines how play is affected by computers and digital toys. Research indicates that when computer software targeted at children is problem-solving oriented and open-ended, children tend to engage in creative play and interact with peers in a positive manner. On the other hand, drill-and-practice programs can be quite boring and limit…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Toys, Educational Technology
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Glazer, Evan M.; Hannafin, Michael J.; Polly, Drew; Rich, Peter – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This study examined factors that influence K-5 teachers' technology integration efforts during a semester-long Collaborative Apprenticeship. Results suggest that shared planning time, shared curriculum, connection to an individual, expertise, physical proximity, and comfort level influenced interactions across the community of practice. Posing and…
Descriptors: Proximity, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Professional Development
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Winograd, David – Computers in the Schools, 2003
The success or failure of an asynchronous computer conference as part of a distance education course is largely dependent upon the abilities of the moderator of the conference. This paper discusses various skills and responsibilities of a moderator. It includes a discussion of ineffective moderation and how to avoid making common mistakes by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Teleconferencing, Skill Analysis
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Tu, Chih-Hsiung; Corry, Michael – Computers in the Schools, 2003
Online interaction creates a desirable learning situation. Transferring traditional instruction to an online environment usually does not generate effective interaction for learning. This paper discusses theories and practices for an interactive collaborative learning community in an online environment. Three theoretical constructs--interactivity,…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Interaction, Conventional Instruction, Online Courses