ERIC Number: ED301457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Applications in the Elementary Classroom. A Guide for Teachers.
Bright, George W.
There is a serious risk that the extra burden of adding instruction about microcomputers and software to regular elementary school curricula may turn off both teachers and students to the potential that microcomputers have for improving learning. To counter this risk, microcomputers should be integrated into the regular instructional program of elementary schools. This book is primarily intended for elementary school teachers who already have some experience with microcomputers but no expertise is assumed. Following an introduction to education with computers, many applications and issues are discussed, including: (1) programs for drill and practice; (2) tutorials; (3) games; (4) simulations; (5) computer error diagnosis; (6) instructional software evaluation; (7) programming; (8) problem solving; (9) word processing; (10) computer literacy; and (11) administrative uses of microcomputers. This publication contains 109 references. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Information Technology, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Technological Advancement
Allyn & Bacon/Logwood Division, 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02194-2310 ($28.95, 20% off 10 or more).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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