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Habeeb, Kawthar M.; Ebrahim, Ali H. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examines the existing literature on information and communication technology and establishes that although there is a strong potential for these resources to generate improved student science concepts outcomes, many teachers fail to recognize that potential. The study then presents qualitative data acquired from teacher questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Teacher Evaluation
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Messer, David; Thomas, Lucy; Holliman, Andrew; Kucirkova, Natalia – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This investigation concerns two questions: (i) is simple educational programming with children, compared to working on mathematical tasks, more effective in increasing scores in mathematical abilities, spatial awareness and working memory? (ii) is educational programming on a digital device, compared to similar paper and pencil programming…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Spatial Ability, Short Term Memory
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Papadakis, Stamatios; Kalogiannakis, Michail; Zaranis, Nicholas – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The present study aimed to assess the effect of two different types of digital technologies (computers and tablets) in early childhood students' understanding of numbers. Three hundred and sixty-five children (mean age in months, M = 62.0, SD = 5.5) from 21 kindergarten classes were randomly assigned to two intervention groups and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computers
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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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Techaraungrong, Piyaporn; Suksakulchai, Surachai; Kaewprapan, Wacheerapan; Murphy, Elizabeth – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of the study reported on in this paper was to design and test multimedia for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners. The study focused on counting, addition and subtraction with grade one (age 7) DHH learners in Thailand. The multimedia created for the study was informed by design considerations for DHH learners of arithmetic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Elementary School Students
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Webb, Mary; Davis, Niki; Bell, Tim; Katz, Yaacov J.; Reynolds, Nicholas; Chambers, Dianne P.; Syslo, Maciej M. – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
In this paper we have examined the position and roles of Computer Science in curricula in the light of recent calls for curriculum change and we have proposed principles and issues to consider in curriculum design as well as identifying priority areas for further research. The paper is based on discussions within and beyond the International…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
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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
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Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Gialamas, Vasilis – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
This study investigated teachers' perceptions of barriers to using - integrating computers in early childhood settings. A 26-item questionnaire was administered to 134 early childhood teachers in Greece. Lack of funding, lack of technical and administrative support, as well as inadequate training opportunities were among the major perceived…
Descriptors: Barriers, Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education