ERIC Number: ED208860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Personal Experiences: Using Microcomputers in a Junior High School High-Potential Program.
Vickery, Carol A.
This report describes the beginning of a school district's involvement in the use of microcomputers in the classroom, and one teacher's experiences with microcomputers in a junior high school setting. Background information is given on how the district financed its initial computer investment, approaches the district used to encourage teacher involvement with computers, and an analysis of microcomputer applications in an English class, in writing a school newspaper, and in a program for the academically gifted. Strategies for initiating teacher involvement and managing student enthusiasm over a 2-year period are presented, as well as suggestions for using microcomputers in writing programs. (MER)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Apple II; Hopkins School District MN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).