ERIC Number: ED202707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Calculators and Microcomputers for Exceptional Children.
Etlinger, Leonard E.; Ogletree, Earl J.
The potential of using calculators and microcomputers successfully with exceptional children is addressed. This document features specific devices and models when referring to applications of calculators in the classroom. For the exceptional or handicapped student, calculators are viewed as the "least restrictive" learning device; which are destined to become more prominent in the classroom. The microcomputer is viewed as a device of the future, which appears to have great potential for adaptability. Currently available software functions and innovative devices such as speech synthesizers are noted, but no particular brands or models are described. The document concludes with a list of five ways calculators and/or computers can benefit students. The reasons listed are: (1) reinforcing the basic skills; (2) helping in the basic skills of reasoning; (3) reinforcing problem solving ability; (4) promoting logical thinking; and (5) encouraging creativity. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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