Gennert, Michael A.
Central Tree Middle School
This report describes the impact of computer software in a heterogeneous sixth-grade science class at Central Tree Middle School in Rutland, Mass. Heterogeneous classes may inhibit the education of academically gifted students. This project answers the questions: Does the use of computers challenge the academically talented and does it help them acquire higher cognitive levels? Using surveys and pre/post-evaluations, we found that combination of computers and lectures challenged the academically talented by increasing their performance and enhancing their cognitive levels.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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