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ERIC Number: ED311448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Computer Applications: A Schoolwide Innovation.
Sanacore, Joseph; Alio, Al
An effort to implement a schoolwide innovation concerning computer applications begun in the English Department of the Hauppauge Middle School on Long Island, New York, is described. The program was proposed and implemented through a series of meetings, discussions, workshops, and orientations for teachers and administrators. English teachers, who attended workshops to refine their knowledge and to update the previously developed curriculum, were each assigned to four English sections and to one computer applications session which provided students with worthwhile exposure for ten weeks of the school year. The primary goals of the applications course were to teach children in seventh and eighth grade the current methods of word processing, to develop their skills with the data base, and to keep students up to date with regard to the role of computers in their world and society at large. The seventh graders were introduced to keyboarding, word processing, basic graphic techniques and data base systems. Students in the eighth grade first took a review course and then, with the cooperation of teachers from other disciplines, produced reports which were recognized for credit in both the computer laboratory coursework and other subject areas. Students also produced brief research papers using written resources and computer facilities of the library media center. Positive feedback from administrators and faculty, as well as students, attest to the success of this program. (KEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York