ERIC Number: ED237356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Literacy. A Co-Ser Project of Cortland-Madison BOCES, Summer 1983.
Rausa, Tom; And Others
This project was designed to prepare curriculum materials that can be used to teach general computer literacy and rudimentary programming for grades 7 and 8. The intended audience for these materials is the grade 7 and 8 teacher who is not experienced in computer literacy or programming. Materials provided include, in separate sections for the two grade levels: (1) a syllabus; (2) lesson plans and suggested exercises related to syllabus topics; and (3) supplemental materials (suggested projects/field trips, crossword puzzles and word searches, and pretests/posttests with answers). Grade 7 syllabus topics include computers in the 20th century, computer organization and operation (computer functions, computer components, and computer operation), and flowcharting (definition of a flowchart, flowchart symbols, reading/writing a flowchart). Grade 8 syllabus topics include computer organization and operation (problem-solving processes, software, components of the computer system, classifying computers), limitations of computers, and flowcharting/problem-solving (linear flowcharts, looping, subroutines). Units on programming are also provided for each grade level. Grade 7 programming topic areas include commands (PRINT, LET, INPUT), calculations, and order of operations. Grade 8 programming topic areas include alphanumeric variables, READ/DATA statements, and loops using GOTO and FOR/NEXT. Suggested exercises with answers and a quiz are provided with each unit. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.