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ERIC Number: ED240706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Computers in Education for Elementary and Middle School Teachers.
Designed to help elementary and middle school teachers increase their level of computer-education literacy, this book discusses the capabilities, limitations, applications, and possible impact of computers in education. Chapter 1 briefly defines what a computer is and explains the book's goals and applications. Chapter 2 provides a technical overview of microcomputers and computer software and hardware, an appendix on calculators, and discussions of computer output devices, the computer's central processing unit, computer memory, and videodisks. Following chapter 3's demonstrations of how computers can provide "automatic flashcards" for students, chapter 4 describes a variety of educational computer games. In chapter 5, the author reviews the histroy of automated symbol manipulation and the development of computer languages such as FORTRAN and BASIC. Chapter 6 focuses on the use of computers for problem solving and outlines several possible applications. Chapter 7's discussion of computer and information science includes attention to modeling and simulation, information retrieval, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, and computer science's educational implications. Chapter 8 is devoted to the future of computers in business, industry, and education. The book concludes with an appendix on precollege computer literacy. (JBM)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Calculators, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Guides, Input Output Devices, Inservice Teacher Education, Introductory Courses, Microcomputers, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Teachers
Publications, International Council for Computers in Education, 1787 Agate Street, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($7.00 prepaid; quantity discounts; on non-prepaid orders, add $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.