ERIC Number: ED264835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Exploratory Computer Literacy Curriculum Guide, Grades 7-8.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Designed to offer direction for classroom teachers and administrators in the development of an exploratory computer literacy program for grades 7 and 8, this resource unit comprises four major sections, four appendices, and two resource lists. The introductory section provides information on the history of Hawaii's computer literacy program; cites its three parts--an exploratory component, a computer science component, and a vocational-technical component; states this guide's intent to address the exploratory component; and explains the foundations and rationale for the publication. The section on curriculum addresses such questions as: (1) where this new program will be placed in the curriculum; (2) the instructional modes that will be involved; and (3) the teaching methodology that will be used. Four examples of instructional modes--topic, tutor, tutee, and tool--are explained and prescribed for specific learning situations. Four guidelines are given to assist secondary schools in implementing the exploratory computer literacy program, and five models are listed for delivering exploratory computer literacy via courses, unit content, or computer laboratories. Guidelines for curriculum development include a taxonomy of goals, objectives, and student expectations for exploratory computer literacy in grades K-12. A scope and sequence chart condenses the taxonomy into essential phases and shows, for grades 7 and 8, the benchmark grade at which it is recommended that each student expectation be met. The final section provides sample activities for classroom use within the major categories of entry level, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Each sample activity includes suggestions for teachers on instructional mode, prerequisites, classroom management, materials, time required for activity, and teacher preparation. Appendices include an exploratory computer literacy framework, task force recommendations, a glossary of computer acronyms and terms, and bonus activities. Resources listed include teacher references and recommended periodicals, and related films and videotapes. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii