ERIC Number: ED241532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Using Microcomputers to Support Instruction in an Introduction to Education Course.
Reed, Robert L.; Reed, Patricia L.
A set of computer programs was developed to support instruction in an introduction to education course for prospective teachers. The programs provide teacher education students with examples of various uses of the microcomputer to support classroom instruction. The instructional programs represent three types: drill and practice, tutorial and dialogue, and information storage and retrieval. The "Teacher Classroom Management Strategies" program was designed to give students practice in identifying teacher stategies that reinforce desirable classroom behavior or reduce the frequency of off-task behavior. The "Secondary Mainstreaming Materials Inventory" is a set of programs designed to store information on print and non-print materials that contain information relative to mainstreaming handicapped students. The "Quiz Maintainance Programs" were designed to store multiple choice or true-false items on a file, select items from that file to construct a test, and create a "Student Quiz Program" that presents selected items to the student, accepts the student answer, and stores the student name and number of correct choices. A copy of this program is appended, and step-by-step procedures are described for each of the programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (64th, New Orleans, LA, January 28-February 1, 1984).