ERIC Number: ED211073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
How to Run a Computer and Keep Up with It. A Co-Ser Project.
Newton, David J.; And Others
These curriculum materials are designed for teachers of students in grades six through nine to use to teach general computer literacy and rudimentary programming in BASIC. Sections on history, what microcomputers can do, and computer anatomy have been written so they can be copied and placed in the hands of the students in the intended audience, together with the programming lessons, which include objectives, activities, and suggested exercises. The 11 lessons review the beginning commands and steps in using a computer and show how to write programs to print a statement, calculate using arithmetic, use variables, note differences in the order of operations, input numbers, input and output alphanumeric variables, use REM, TAB, and GOTO statements, decisions processes, loops, and counters and/or adders. A list of 22 BASIC commands, the names and descriptions of 46 prepared programs, and the answers to the lesson exercises follow the lessons. Also included are ten quizzes and a final quiz, 60 enrichment exercises, instructions for a computer quiz maker program, directions for writing a program for multiple choice quizzes, a glossary of 54 computer terms, and instructions for the care and handling of diskettes. These materials were prepared for use with four types of microcomputers: APPLE, HP-2000, PET, and TRS-80. (CHC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.