ERIC Number: ED230175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers for Teachers--With Application to Mathematics and Science. Topics for Teachers Series: Number 3.
Zalewski, Donald L., Ed.
This collection of eight papers is designed to assist educators in becoming computer literate and in identifying and developing competencies necessary to implement microcomputers in K-12 classrooms. For the novice, it contains an overview of computers, a discussion of their use in daily life and in education, and coverage of important terms and features of microcomputer hardware and software. Examples are given of computer languages and of ready-to-use programs in science and mathematics. References are listed for individual chapters, and appendices contain sources of further information. For educators who must make decisions concerning hardware and software acquisitions, procedures are identified and explained. A systematic procedure for developing modules is detailed for use in creating programs. The papers include "Microcomputers and Teacher Education," by D. Zalewski; "Computers in Society and Education," by G. Bitter; "Microcomputer History and Developments," by J. Russell; "Microcomputers in Education," by W. Kraus; "Selecting Microcomputer Systems: A Process Model," by P. Barrette; "Computer Software," by H. Kepner; "Developing Materials for Microcomputers," by M. Agin and C. Simonsen; and "Programs from K-12 Science and Mathematics," by G. Marchionini and J. Camp. Appendices provide definitions of terms and clarifications, software information, and a software evaluation checklist. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Models, Programing Languages, Science Instruction, Teacher Education
School Science and Mathematics Association, 126 Life Science Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43043. ($6.00 per copy plus $1.00 postage. No postage charge on prepaid orders. $5.00 per copy for 10 or more).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Science and Mathematics Association, Inc. Bowling Green, OH.