ERIC Number: ED248846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Computing in the Social Studies Classroom.
Glenn, Allen; Rawitsch, Don
This manual for social studies teachers examines the current status of computer use in social studies classrooms, suggests reasons to use the computer, and discusses five ways computers can be used in social studies; i.e., as a method of delivering content, as a tool for retrieving and analyzing information, as an example of technology use in society, as a tool for developing thinking skills, and as a classroom management aid. Specific applications are then described, including drill and practice and four commercial simulations: "Sell Bicycles" (economics); "Geography Search: A Geography Simulation"; "Oregon: A Historical Simulation"; and "People Using Computers: Exploring Computing's Social Impact." Consideration is given to the effective integration of computers into instruction and the classroom management issues raised by computer use. Information is provided on sources of social studies computing materials, including software directories, software catalogs, commercial publishers, and professional journals. A discussion of computer materials evaluation covers instructional and computer-related criteria and criteria for product support. A final chapter considers the relationship of social studies computing activities (or products) to the school's overall instructional program. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation, Computers, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Materials, Social Studies
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1923. (1-4 copies, $3.50 per copy; 10-99 copies, $2.80 per copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.