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Zipke, Marcy – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Two experiments explored the effects of reading digital storybooks on tablet computers with 25 preschoolers, aged 4-5. In the first experiment, the students' word recognition scores were found to increase significantly more when students explored a digital storybook and employed the read-aloud function than when they were read to from a comparable…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Zaranis, Nicholas; Synodi, Evanthia – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of this study is to compare and evaluate the effectiveness of computer assisted teaching of geometry shapes and an interactionist approach to teaching geometry in kindergarten versus other more traditional teaching methods. Our research compares the improvement of the children's geometrical competence using two teaching approaches. The…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Phadung, Muneeroh; Suksakulchai, Surachai; Kaewprapan, Wacheerapan – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This study investigated the effects of using an interactive e-story for early literacy instruction on word recognition, story comprehension and story application. The study was conducted in two classrooms in the southern border provinces of Thailand with ethnic minority children at the kindergarten level. The samples consisted of 60 children who…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Ethnicity, Minority Groups
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Liu, Xia; Xu, Yunrong; Pange, Jenny – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Nowadays, with the rapid progress of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the integration of ICTs in education has attracted more and more attention of educators and researchers. However, there are different situations between developed and less-developed nations both in ICT application and in ICT research. PowerPoint is a readily…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Computer Software
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Zaranis, Nicholas – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate if information and communications technology (ICT) helps improve kindergarten students' basic mathematical achievement regarding addition. Our research compares the level of mathematical competence of the students taught using our ICT oriented learning method which specifically takes advantage of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne; Lysenko, Larysa; Marsh, Jonathon; Gioko, Anthony – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
The research explores the impact of interactive, multimedia literacy software (ABRA) on the reading skills of early elementary students in Kenya. Twelve grade two English teachers and their students from six schools were randomly divided in half: an experimental group (N = 180) where ABRA was part of their English Language instruction and a…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Grade 2