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Social Studies

1987 Volume 78, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Computers and Social Studies: Trends and Directions

    Howard Budin

    Examines possible and desirable directions for computer use in the social studies and identifies what software is presently being used. Investigates how closely the aims of social studies match... More

    pp. 7-12

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  2. Thinking Skills, Social Studies, and Computers

    James G. Lengel

    Describes some ways computers can help students develop thinking skills in the social studies. Emphasizes the use of data bases, simulations, and tutorials to teach thinking skills. Questions... More

    pp. 13-16

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  3. Developing Appropriate Designs for Instructional Computer Programs in the Social Studies

    George Flouris

    Reviews the characteristics of existing social studies software. States that instructional software must address one or more of the established goals of social studies and follow valid principles... More

    pp. 17-22

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  4. Using the Computer in Middle School Social Studies

    Steve Bailey

    Describes how five different categories of software can be used by social studies teachers to reach the different levels of Blooms' taxonomy. Argues that social studies is the best discipline for... More

    pp. 23-25

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  5. Doing Research Electronically in Social Studies Classrooms

    Mollie L. Cohen

    Describes how students can improve research work by using an electronic information service. Tells what equipment is necessary, how to subscribe, what services are available, and potential costs.... More

    pp. 26-29

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  6. You Will Love It: Using the Computer in Asian Studies

    James Hantula

    Explains how two data base systems, Info Trac and ERIC, can be used to locate information for Asian Studies. Gives some specific examples of how this can be done. Includes a sample bibliography... More

    pp. 30-33

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  7. How to Design and Use a Culture Area Database with PFS:FILE and PFS:REPORT

    Edwin G. Bilof

    Argues that social studies teachers are information managers and that computers can help with this task. Demonstrates how an area database can be created using the PFS:FILE and PFS:REPORT programs.... More

    pp. 35-41

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  8. SCAN: Setting Up a National Database in Global/International Education

    Betsy Davison

    Describes a new national electronic database to help social studies teachers locate up-to-date materials in global/international education. Called SCAN (System for Communication and Networking),... More

    pp. 42-43

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  9. Social Studies and Emerging Paradigms: Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness Education

    Joseph A. Braun

    Asks three questions: (1) Are machines capable of thinking as people do? (2) How is the thinking of computers similar and different from human thinking? and (3) What exactly is thinking? Examines... More

    pp. 44-46

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  10. Toward a Critical Review of Computers in Education: Implications for Social Studies

    Byron G. Massialas & George J. Papagiannis

    Reviews current computer applications in education. Discusses research on the socio-psychological aspects of computer usage. Analyzes and assesses to what extent computers can contribute to social ... More

    pp. 47-53

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  11. Resources for Computing in the Social Studies

    Charles S. White

    Offers a selective list of resources, guides, directories, software, and software vendors for social studies teachers. (RKM) More

    pp. 54-56

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