ERIC Number: ED228784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
[North Carolina Gifted and Talented Minigrant Curriculum Projects: Two Microcomputer Projects].
Parrish, Ronald; Baker, Reginald
Computer awareness and literacy programs for gifted and talented high school students were developed at two Washington City Schools (North Carolina). At Carteret High School, a variety of computer programs were purchased for biology and physics studies, trigonometry and algebra studies, aptitude and merit exam preparation, basic skills math review, and simulations of space travel and a nuclear reactor melt-down. At Washington High School, an introductory experience with microcomputers was developed that covered historical developments, digital computer design, and computer languages. Additionally, students were taught to use a microcomputer, elementary programming techniques, and the use of loops and subroutines. Class activities included field trips to observe some computer operations. The course was found to be effective under specific conditions, including that students have free access to equipment and that there be structured evaluations. Also included are: a sample program of the final exam; a list of introductory materials and the publisher/distributors; a list of multi-media kits and programs written and stored on a tape cassette or electromagnetic disc and the distributors; a list of magazines and periodicals; and a list of the names and addresses of sources of information on computer equipment, courseware, or curricula. (SEW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington City Board of Education, NC.