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The card catalog is an integral part of any library and the patrons need to know the appropriate method of using it. This HyperCard project was developed to integrate the basics of the card catalog with the visual aspects of the computer for "high-risk" (special learning difficulties) second graders to motivate interest in reading and card catalog. These children were guided through a series of lessons using the HyperCard materials to assist in certain conceptual aspects like distinguishing the elemental parts of the catalog card from one another. The lessons were divided into four sections averaging around thirty minutes each (determined by the cooperating librarian since she found that thirty minutes would work for this group of children). At the end of the lessons the children did hands-on demonstrations indicating their understanding of the concepts of that day. The results showed the value of simple, visual computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in helping the teacher present vital data.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Sharon E. Smaldino


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