ERIC Number: ED262409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Teachers and Computers. P.E.N. (Primary English Notes) 45.
Primary English Notes (P.E.N.), n45 Jul 1984
The purpose of this focused newsletter is to give teachers who know little or nothing of computers some background on which to base further investigation and decisions. It begins by explaining what a computer is and defining such terms as software, hardware, memory, input/output devices, and disk drive. The newsletter then outlines four major uses for computers in schools: (1) in administration, (2) in computer literacy and computer studies, (3) in computer assisted learning (drill and practice, tutorial programs, curriculum oriented games, simulations, and logic and problem solving games), and (4) as a tool for word processing, data bases, programing with Logo, and creating word puzzles. As a supplement to the newsletter, a checklist of criteria for the selection and evaluation of software is included. (HOD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Courseware, Databases, Definitions, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Language Arts, Microcomputers, Word Processing
Primary English Teaching Association, P.O. Box 167, Rozelle, New South Wales 2039, Australia ($0.75, Australian currency).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Rozelle (Australia).