ERIC Number: ED259711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Computers + Student Activities Handbook.
Masie, Elliott; Stein, Michele
Designed to provide schools with the tools to start utilizing computers for student activity programs without additional expenditures, this handbook provides beginning computer users with suggestions and ideas for using computers in such activities as drama clubs, yearbooks, newspapers, activity calendars, accounting programs, room utilization, and chaperone coverage. Chapter topics include: (1) Technical Information; (2) Word Processing; (3) Number Crunching; (4) Databases; (5) Telecommunications; (6) Special Programs; (7) Activity Idea Sheets; (8) Getting Started; and (9) Getting a Computer. Examples of spread sheet pages (VISICALC) and databases (PROFILE) are included to illustrate ways of using popular software packages, and four ways that computers can be used to communicate are explored, i.e., microcomputer to microcomputer, microcomputer to mainframe computer, microcomputer to database, and microcomputer to communications network. Computer applications and program ideas are suggested for four activity areas: the performing arts, publications, common interest clubs, and student councils. Concluding hints for acquiring a computer include investigation of current school and community resources, donations, and borrowing time on an existing system. (JB)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Enrichment Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Guidelines, Information Needs, Microcomputers, Secondary Education, Student Interests, Student Organizations, Word Processing
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. Div. of Student Activities.