ERIC Number: ED254340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers for Young Children: Procedures and Practices in the Laboratory Classroom.
Baker, Betty Ruth
These guidelines are designed to give preservice teachers information to use in selecting techniques and planning learning experiences for young children in the microcomputer laboratory. The main purpose of this laboratory experience is for children to develop computer awareness/literacy and keyboard knowledge, and to improve skills in following directions. A list of 22 computer terms is given as an aid in developing computer literacy. Computer techniques used with young children include computer-assisted instruction (drill and practice, tutorial, and simulation) and programming. Twenty-one computer programs for young children are very briefly described in terms of their subject matter and educational goals (availability information is not provided). Steps are given for planning the use of the computer center. Guidelines conclude with suggestions on ways to use computers with young children and a list of more than 30 activities to teach children about computers and their function in society. (CB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Baylor Univ., Waco, TX.
Note: Prepared in the School of Education.