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ERIC Number: ED247900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Designing Your Computer Curriculum: A Process Approach.
Wepner, Shelley; Kramer, Steven
Four essential steps for integrating computer technology into a school districts' reading curriculum--needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation--are described in terms of what educators can do at the district and building level to facilitate optimal instructional conditions for students. With regard to needs assessment, consideration is given to district goals, personnel, budget, facilities, Board of Education support, Central Office support, and school mandates. Planning concerns discussed include the purpose of computer implementation, the location of computers in the schools, student/teacher assignments with computers, time schedule for computer usage, computer hardware/software synchronization, inservice for staff, and evaluation techniques. Critical implementation factors described include appointment of a district-level coordinator, selection of school-level coordinators, and parental involvement. The discussion of evaluation delineates how to solicit the most appropriate feedback regarding the district's computer curriculum, and notes that evaluation should be keyed to goals and include evaluation of the personnel directing and implementing the program. Conclusions indicate the need for reading educators to develop functional literacy with currently accepted media. Twelve references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A