ERIC Number: ED241316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Computer Curriculum. Inservice Series No. 17.
Wilson, Mary Alice
The purpose of this manual is to help teachers and administrators develop a realistic plan for integrating microcomputers into the curriculum. It is based on the assumptions that (1) computers are a tool appropriate for every child, (2) teachers need additional training to use microcomputers effectively, (3) computer activities should be integrated throughout the program, and (4) priorities must be established for the use of a scarce resource. Some relevant concerns are first discussed, followed by a description of 15 curriculum development steps. Sample goals and objectives are then presented for such concerns as respect for others, development of individual potential, and effective learning habits; and for specific learning areas, including mathematics competence, writing, reading comprehension, problem solving, vocational competence, and artistic competence, as well as the interrelationship between technology and society, computer operation, and programing. Task force organizational issues and a teacher training sequence are given in the appendices. (MNS)
Descriptors: Art Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Skills, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Programing, Reading Skills, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Writing Skills
The Hampshire Educational Collaborative, The Center School, South Hadley, MA 01075 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hampshire Educational Collaborative, South Hadley, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts