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Swaminathan, S. (2011) Educational Technology in Early Childhood Teacher Education:  Taking the Road Less Traveled.  In Polly, D., Mims, C. & Persichitte, K. (Eds.), Creating Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues.  Hershey, PA:  Information Science Publishing.

Trawick-Smith, J., Russell, H., & Swaminathan, S. (2010).  Measuring the effects of toys on the cognitive, creative, and social play behaviors of preschool children.  Early Child Development and Care.

Swaminathan, S. (2005). Children’s autonomous approaches to problem solving. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 4(1), 47-51.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Swaminathan, S., McMillen, S., & Gonzalez Gomez, R. M. (2003). Development of mathematical concepts of two-dimensional space in grid environments: An exploratory study. Cognition & Instruction, 21, 285-324.

Swaminathan, S., & Yelland, N. (2003). Global perspectives on educational technology: Trends and issues. Childhood Education, 79(5), 258-260.

Swaminathan, S., & Yelland, N. (Eds.). (2003). Global perspectives on educational technology [International Theme Issue]. Childhood Education, 79(5).

Barbuto, L.M., Swaminathan, S., Trawick-Smith, J., & Wright, J.L. (2003). The role of the teacher in scaffolding children's interactions in a technological environment: How a
technology project is transforming preschool teacher practices in urban schools. In J. Wright., A. McDougal, J. Murnane, & J. Lowe (Eds.), Conferences in research and practice in information technology series, 34 - Young children and learning technologies: Selected papers from the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 3.5 Open Conference, Sydney, Australia, July 2003 (pp. 13-20). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Computer Society, Inc.

Swaminathan, S., & Wright, J. L. (2003). Educational technology in the early and primary years.
In J. P. Isenberg & M. R. Jalongo (Eds.), Major trends and issues in early childhood
education: Challenges, controversies and insights
(pp. 136-149). New York, NY: Teachers
College Press.

Heft, M. T & Swaminathan, S. (2002). The effects of computers on the social behavior of preschoolers. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 16(2), 162-174.

Swaminathan, S. (2000). Integrating technology within the curriculum: Teachers’ challenges and teacher educator’s insights. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 21(2), 289- 294.

Swaminathan, S. (1999). Exit slips: A medium for daily reflection for preservice teachers and teacher educators. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 20(2), 145-151.

Clements, D. H., Swaminathan, S., Hannibal, M. Z., & Sarama, J. (1999). Young children’s concepts of shapes. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 30(2), 192-212.

Clements, D. H., Battista, M. T., Sarama, J., & Swaminathan, S. (1998). Development of students' spatial thinking in a curriculum unit on geometric motions and area. The Elementary School Journal, 98(2), 171-186.

Clements, D. H., Battista, M. T., Sarama, J., Swaminathan, S., & McMillen, S. (1997). Students’ development of length measurement concepts in a Logo-based unit on geometric paths. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 28(1), 70-95.


Clements, D. H., Battista, M. T., Sarama, J., & Swaminathan, S. (1996). Development of turn and turn measurement concepts in a computer-based instructional unit. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 30, 313-337.


Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., Battista, M. T., & Swaminathan, S. (1996). Development of students' spatial thinking in a curriculum unit on geometric motions and area. In E. Jakubowski, D. Watkins, & H. Biske (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the North America Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 217-222). Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Henry, J. J., & Swaminathan, S. (1996). Multidisciplinary research perspectives on an implementation of a computer-based mathematics innovation. In E. Jakubowski, D. Watkins, & H. Biske (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the North America Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 560-565). Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

Clements, D. H. & Swaminathan, S. (1995). Technology and school change: New lamps for old? Childhood Education, 71(5), 275-281.

Clements, D. H., Nastasi, B. K., & Swaminathan, S. (1993). Young children and computers: Crossroads and directions from research. Young Children, 48(2), 56-64.

Biklen, D., Morton, M. W., Gold, D., Berrigan, C., & Swaminathan, S. (1992). Facilitated communication: Implications for individuals with autism. Topics in Language Disorders, 12(4), 1-28.

Publications: Reviews—Software
Swaminathan, S. (1997). [Review of] My First Steps to Math. Teaching Children Mathematics, 3 (7), p. 408-409.


Swaminathan, S., & Vukelich-Bruno, E (1997). [Review of] TIMABARS. Teaching Children Mathematics, 3 (7), p. 409-410.


Swaminathan, S. (1996). [Review of] Math by Colors. Teaching Children Mathematics, 3 (1), p. 52.

Swaminathan, S. (1996). [Review of] Math Workshop. Teaching Children Mathematics, 3 (1), p. 53-54.


Swaminathan, S. (1995). [Review of] Counting on Frank. Teaching Children Mathematics, 2 (4), p. 246.


Swaminathan, S. (1995). [Review of] GraphPower. Teaching Children Mathematics, 1 (7), p. 457.

Swaminathan, S. (1995). [Review of] Insights for Teachers and Parents. Teaching Children Mathematics, 1(7), p. 457-458.

Swaminathan, S. (1995). [Review of] Math Team. Teaching Children Mathematics, 2 (1), p. 49.

Swaminathan, S. (1995). [Review of] Sesame Street: Numbers. Teaching Children Mathematics, 2 (4), p. 247-248.

Swaminathan, S. (1995). [Review of] Sum Stories: Gr. K-2. Teaching Children Mathematics, 2 (2), p. 122-123.

Swaminathan, S. (1994). [Review of] Millie's Math Games. Teaching Children Mathematics, 1(1), p. 42-43.

Swaminathan, S. (1993). [Review of] Base Ten Blocks. The Arithmetic Teacher, 40(6), p. 366-367.

Swaminathan, S. (1993). [Review of] Mental Math Games, Series 1. The Arithmetic Teacher, 40(9), p. 529-530.

Swaminathan, S. (1993). [Review of] Number Games 1. The Arithmetic Teacher, 40(8), p. 489.

Swaminathan, S. (1993). [Review of] Primary Geometry Workshop. The Arithmetic Teacher, 40(6), p. 368-369.

Swaminathan, S. (1993). [Review of] Space Shuttle Word Problems. The Arithmetic Teacher, 40(7), p. 417.

Publications: Reviews—Books
Swaminathan, S. (2005). [Review of ] Clements, D. H., Sarama, J. & DiBiase, A. (Eds.) (2004). Engaging young children in mathematics. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 474 pages. Childhood Education, 81 (3), pp. 172-173.


Swaminathan, S. (2005). [Review of ] Sinatra, G. M. & Pintrich, P. R. (Eds.). (2003). Intentional conceptual change. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Childhood Education, 81 (3), pp.173-174.


Swaminathan, S. (2003). [Review of ] Cuban, L. (2001). Oversold and underused: Computers in the classroom. Childhood Education, 79 (3), pp. 183.

Swaminathan, S. [Review of] Warschauer, Mark (1999). Electronic Literacies: Language, culture and power in online education. (220 pages) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Ass. Childhood Education

Swaminathan, S. (1998). [Review of] VanCleave, J. (1997). Play and find out about nature: Easy experiments for young children. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. Science & Children, 36 (3), pp. 61-62.

Swaminathan, S. (1997). [Review of] Wortham, S. C. (1996). The integrated classroom: The assessment-curriculum link in early childhood education. Englewood Hills, NJ: Prentice Hall. Childhood Education, 73 (5), pp. 324.