ERIC Number: ED314755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in the English Classroom.
Scioli, Frances; And Others
Intended to provide help for teachers and supervisors in using computers in English classes as an enhancement of the instructional program, this guide is organized in three parts. Part 1 focuses on the many management issues related to computer use. This section of the guide presents ideas for helping students with limited keyboarding skills as well as those who must share a computer with other students. Additional lesson plans are provided to demonstrate the variety of ways in which computers can be used to support and extend English curricula. Part 2 of the guide addresses the issues of the kind of information teachers and students need before using computers in their classes. Suggestions and lessons for connecting the writing process to computer use and techniques for using the computer to enhance instruction in literature are also included. Part 3 presents topics for English department conferences designed to introduce teachers to computer use in their classes, and provides suggestions for ways in which teachers can incorporate computers in their personal and professional activities. Appendixes include: a computer repair form, a list of relevant copyright laws, software evaluation guidelines, a list of resources for technical assistance, a glossary of computer terms, guidelines on copying public domain diskettes for the Apple IIe, Apple Plus and the IBM/Tandy, and tips on caring for your diskettes. (MG)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, English Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Microcomputers, Word Processing, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Curriculum Production Unit, Office of Curriculum Development and Support, Room 613, 131 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($17.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Technology.