ERIC Number: ED248878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Teacher to Teacher: Getting into Computers.
Monrovia Unified School District, CA.
Guidelines for purchasing computers and for curriculum planning are offered as a beginning for educators interested in computers. The first section includes eight steps to take in planning for a computer, a chart of a microcomputer infusion model, an article on rating the microcomputers, and guides to understanding the rating factors and computer costs. A factor weight chart is also included. A chapter on selecting software covers care and maintenance of equipment and provides Commodore PET software tips and a sample educational software evaluation. A sample computer plan from the Monrovia (California) Unified School Districts is also included. Ways to cope with having to use one computer with 30 students are described, including a role-playing activity entitled "The Human Computer." Word processing with a computer is briefly explained. Vocabulary definitions, a resource list of California Teacher Education Computer Centers (TECC) and publications for students and teachers, and a five-item bibliography are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Monrovia Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: Software Selection
Note: Prepared by the California Demonstration Program in Reading, Santa Fe Middle School.