ERIC Number: ED237083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers: An Introductory Guide. Centering On.
Arranged in six sections, this booklet provides teachers and administrators with basic information and resources on the educational uses of the microcomputer. Section 1 uses a question and answer format to address concerns teachers frequently have about the effects of computer education on their teaching. Questions covered include effects on teaching jobs and the need for and time involved in learning to use the computer. Section 2 describes the main parts of the computer, while section 3 reviews the features and operation of the 5 most popular microcomputers used in schools. Section 4 outlines the three ways microcomputers are generally used in education: ccomputer assisted instruction (CAI), computer literacy, and administrative aid. A model for establishing a modest computer center is provided in section 5. Discussion centers around factors to consider in room choice, classroom procedure, and offered activities. The remainder of this booklet contains resource materials, including a hardware evaluation checklist, software evaluation procedure, an educational software directory, two bibliographies, and a glossary of computer terms. (LP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Microcomputers, Models, Resource Materials
New York City Teacher Centers Consortium, 260 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Teacher Centers Consortium, NY.