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ERIC Number: ED219881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Elementary Classroom Computing.
Reckord, Joshua
The installation of microcomputers in the elementary school classroom affects more than the instructional activities occurring in the room. This paper points out that the presence of the microcomputer affects (or is affected by) the relationships between and among adults and students, the use of room space, the circulation of information, the sound level in the room, and the structuring of class time and the availability of responsible equipment supervisors. The paper also comments on (1) the tendency for computer "specialists" to emerge among classroom teachers, resulting in the reinforcement of technological folklore about the "mysterious" nature of computers; (2) the pressure to standardize computer purchasing in each school district; and (3) the effect of our views of the future on our responses to the microcomputer phenomenon. The paper closes with a list of suggestions for computer use that were generated in discussions with elementary students. (PGD)
Not available separately; see EA 014 910.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: The Computer: Extension of the Human Mind. Proceedings, Annual Summer Conference, College of Education, University of Oregon (3rd, Eugene, OR, July 21-23, 1982). For related documents, see EA 014 910-931.