ERIC Number: ED242309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Computer Awareness: An Introduction for Teachers.
Written for elementary and secondary school teachers with little or no experience with the computer, this book provides an overview of the computer and the role it can play in the classroom. An introduction presents a brief history of computing and a brief discussion of computers in society and computer literacy. Individual chapters cover hardware, software and educational applications of computers, including drill and practice, tutorials, computer managed instruction, simulations, computer games, problem solving, LOGO programming language, word processing, the electronic blackboard, classroom testing, and vocational guidance. A chapter on using a computer in the classroom addresses preparing yourself, establishing objectives and learning outcomes; acquiring hardware, software, and courseware; setting up your computer facility; planning and presenting activities; and evaluating courseware. A brief chapter is included for principals and vice-principals. Thirty-two references are listed. Also included are a list of 19 selected periodicals and a glossary of computer terms. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Curriculum Development Branch.
Identifiers: Computer Selection; Computer Uses in Education; Software Evaluation