ERIC Number: ED233675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Computer Literacy. Curriculum Guide.
This guide outlines a program to familiarize elementary students with microcomputer operations, the widespread use of computers, and the computer's capabilities and limitations. The first section presents objectives, learning activities, and evaluation methods for six content areas: (1) What is a computer? (2) How do computers work? (3) Student interaction with computers, (4) Beginning programing (BASIC), (5) Everyday computers, and (6) History of computers. The level at which each objective is introduced, developed, mastered, and reviewed is indicated. A section on implementing and utilizing the microcomputer in the elementary classroom outlines procedures for training and scheduling students to operate the computer, and provides study sheets and tests for operator certification. A detailed, illustrated manual explains specific operation procedures for using the Apple II microcomputer. Additional materials provided include a teacher survey form, software selection information (criteria, evaluation forms, and selected sources), guidelines for organizing a student computer club and special projects, and two annotated bibliographies. The script for a sound filmstrip designed to introduce students and teachers to the computer, teaching suggestions, and the answer key for the related student workbook of activities and ideas are included. (LMM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Behavioral Objectives, Computer Literacy, Computer Programs, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers, Program Implementation, Programing, Scripts, Surveys
National Business Institute, PO Box 1626, Eau Claire, WI 54701 ($110.00 per set, extra copies of the student handbook $5.95 plus $1.50 shipping costs).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Business Inst., Eau Claire, WI.
Identifiers: Apple II; BASIC Programing Language; Computer Clubs
Note: A filmstrip and audiotape cassette is available with this material. For related document, see IR 010 749.