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ERIC Number: ED261661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Introductory LOGO Programming for Language Teachers.
Ng, K. L. Evelyn
Intended for language teachers who wish to learn how to program a computer to develop instructional materials, this paper specifically recommends the LOGO programming language for their needs. The core of the article consists of program examples and suggested activities in acquiring basic LOGO programming concepts, but it also includes a rationale for the selection of LOGO as the programming language for language teachers, a discussion of programming issues related to language teachers with specific reference to LOGO, and suggested LOGO programming concepts and learning activities. Eight instructional units present objectives and activities on the following topics: (1) a general understanding of LOGO operation and basic drawing commands; (2) understanding of basic list processing commands through reading of explanations and examples; (3) writing programs using the commands PRINT, SENTENCE, and REQUEST to produce completion exercises; (4) writing programs using the commands REPEAT and MAKE, and the utility procedure SHOWPICTURE; (5) writing programs using utility procedures PICKRANDOM and READNUMBER together with command OUTPUT to generate sentences; (6) writing programs for vocabulary or reading comprehension exercises using the commands GO and IF...THEN...STOP and ELSE; (7) writing programs using the conditional commands listed in unit six and ANYOF/ALLOF to produce exercises on grammar or language usage; and (8) writing programs using recursion and the commands FIRST, LAST, BUTFIRST, and BUTLAST to produce exercises that can be used to look for key words in students' writing. A 15-item reference list completes the document. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A