ERIC Number: ED237060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
My Students Use Computers: Learning Activities for Computer Literacy.
This book was designed to help administrators, teachers, staff, parents, governing boards, teacher educators, and students to decide what children need to learn about computers and information handling; how these new objectives fit into the curriculum in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies; how to use computers in classrooms; and what resources are needed and where to get them. Suggestions on how the book can assist each intended audience are followed by background information on why computer literacy is important. An overview discusses the scope and sequence of objectives for computer literacy in grades K-8, including purpose, definition, goals, and organization. Focus is on six strands of literacy: (1) using and developing procedures; (2) using computer programs; (3) fundamental concepts about computers; (4) computer applications; (5) impact of computers on society; and (6) writing computer programs. Four chapters then provide detailed descriptions of sample activities for grades K-8, including objectives, materials, time needed, classroom management, and teacher instructions. Some student handouts and transparencies are suggested. An appendix provides extensive reference lists of programs, publishers, and learning materials. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Information Sources, Learning Activities, Programing
Reston Publishing Company, 11480 Sunset Hills Raod, Reston, VA 22090 ($16.95 per copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Students; Community
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