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Macaruso, Paul; Wilkes, Shani; Franzén, Sarah; Schechter, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This three-year longitudinal study tracked the reading performance of 68 kindergarten students from low SES backgrounds. These students received instruction with a blended learning program--Lexia® Core5® Reading--from the start of kindergarten through second grade. During each school year the students made significant gains on a standardized…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Low Income Students, Blended Learning, Grade 1
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Lu, Ya-Huei; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.; Ding, Ai-Chu; Glazewski, Krista – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Although many elementary schools have adopted one-to-one programs, we still lack information on how teachers integrate iPads or other tablets into their daily instruction, especially in early childhood settings. The purpose of this case study was to present how four experienced iPad-using early childhood teachers integrated one-to-one iPads into…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Lim, Seongmi – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The goal of this study was to explore the lived experience of kindergarten teachers with mobile documentation designed to support their tracking of children's learning activities in an emergent curriculum. A structure for mobile documentation was created with the smartphone and cloud system. The phenomenological approach used in this study showed…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Shamir, Adina; Korat, Ofra – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This article reviews the authors' findings regarding the electronic book's (e-book's) support of emergent reading among kindergarten-aged children at-risk for reading difficulties. All the studies involved use of educational e-books specially designed by the authors to promote literacy among young children in the 5-6 age group. The review focuses…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Beam, Sandra; Williams, Cheri – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine one kindergarten teacher's use of digital and multimodal technologies to mediate early writing instruction and explore the students' appropriation of that instruction to support their independent writing. Data sources included observations of writing instruction, as well as students'…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Emergent Literacy, Qualitative Research
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Milman, Natalie B.; Carlson-Bancroft, Angela; Vanden Boogart, Amy – Computers in the Schools, 2014
This mixed methods case study examined the implementation of a 1:1 iPad initiative in a suburban, co-educational, independent, preK-4th grade elementary school in the United States. This article focuses on how teachers used iPads to differentiate instruction and across multiple content areas. Findings show the processes by which teachers employed…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Kenneth T. H.; Sullivan, Amanda; Bers, Marina U. – Computers in the Schools, 2013
Research shows the importance of social interaction between peers in child development. Although technology can foster peer interactions, teachers often struggle with teaching with technology. This study examined a sample of (n = 19) children participating in a kindergarten robotics summer workshop to determine the effect of teaching using a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Robotics, Kindergarten, Child Development
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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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Lieberman, Debra A.; Bates, Cynthia H.; So, Jiyeon – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This article reviews a selection of studies on digital media and learning for young children ages 3 to 6. The range of digital media for this age group is growing and includes computer-delivered and online activities; console video games; handheld media, occasionally with GPS or an accelerometer, in cell phones and other wireless mobile devices;…
Descriptors: Young Children, Social Networks, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Shamir, Adina; Korat, Ofra – Computers in the Schools, 2007
This preliminary study investigated the effects of a novel educational electronic book (e-book) developed by the authors to further kindergarteners' emergent literacy skills within a "paired-learning" versus "individual learning" context. Of the 72 children randomly chosen from three kindergartens in a low SES township in the country where the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Semantics, Phonological Awareness, Word Recognition