ERIC Number: ED237344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Electronic Chalkboard and Other Group Instructional Uses of the Computer.
Tamashiro, Roy T.
Current instructional uses of computers primarily involve an individualized approach which requires assigning one student per computer. However, the computer can also serve as an "electronic chalkboard" in small and large group instruction in the middle school. The equipment required for the electronic chalkboard include: (1) the computer console-keyboard; (2) a large television set or monitor; and (3) a data storage unit. Software requirements for implementing the electronic chalkboard depend on the actual instructional strategies the teacher plans to use. These include screen control programs which allow material to be typed and seen immediately on the screen. Advantages of the electronic chalkboard in this case include overcoming teachers' concern about readable handwriting, no chalkdust on teachers' clothing, and material on the screen having a neat and authoriative appearance. Other programs for instructional purposes are templates (patterns which can be reproduced quickly so that different information can be entered into the pattern each time), graph-makers, animators, and those designed for group activities (such as spelling competitions). The programs and ideas discussed are only examples of group instructional applications useful to a wide range of elementary/secondary teachers. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electronic Chalkboards
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Middle School Association (Chicago, IL, November 12, 1983).