ERIC Number: ED255192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Computers in Education: Goals and Content.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This document offers a perspective on the use of computers in education to assist California educators with the design and implementation of educational activities that encourage the effective and creative use of computers and computer software throughout the school curriculum. It is organized in six strands, each identifying a basic core of skills. Strands cover the following topic areas: (1) operation of computer systems; (2) computer assisted learning; (3) computer applications, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database managers, and programming; (4) problem solving with computers, including communication skills and the thinking skills of describing the problem, breaking down the problem, developing algorithms, anticipating outcomes and finding unforseen results, generalizing a problem solution, and testing and debugging; (5) computer science; and (6) societal impact of computers. A rationale for each strand explains important uses of or presents general knowledge about computers. Examples of learning activities are included to clarify the intent of the content, but grade levels for their use are not indicated. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Educational Objectives, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Social Problems
Bureau of Publications, California State Department of Education, PO Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($2.50 per copy plus sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Computer Uses in Education