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ERIC Number: ED260809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers, LOGO, and Young Children: Building a Powerful Environment.
Gillingham, Mark G.
Assuming that computers will be part of programs for young children, this paper initially describes skills children exhibit in play at computers, provides a scenario of a child's first encounter with a computer, and offers a rationale for including computers in young children's programs. Subsequent material describes the LOGO computer language, supplemented with printouts of computer commands and graphic outputs. A rationale for the use of LOGO by young children and their teachers is provided, and ways LOGO facilitates the development of cognitive and perceptual skills are described. Concluding brief remarks offer suggestions to teachers about beginning their involvement with computers. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A