ERIC Number: ED318444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary School Computer Literacy.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
This curriculum guide presents lessons for computer literacy instruction in the elementary grades. The first section of the guide includes 22 lessons on hardware, covering such topics as how computers work, keyboarding, word processing, and computer peripherals. The 13 lessons in the second section cover social topics related to the computer, including applications of computers, computer ethics, and advantages and disadvantages of computers. The five lessons comprising the third section cover the history and future of computers. The fourth section presents 45 lessons on programming; topics include: BASIC commands, variables, editing, graphics, and commercial software. Performance objectives, vocabulary, motivation, aim, development, application, summary, and exercises are included for each lesson. The guide is intended to be used with a set of task cards. The appendixes include: (1) advice to new computer teachers; (2) advice to experienced computer teachers; (3) guidelines for classroom organization; (4) guidelines for classroom management; (5) guidelines for security; (6) a discussion of computers in special education; (7) software duplication guidelines; (8) instructions for copying diskettes for the Apple IIe and Apple II Plus; (9) instructions for copying diskettes for the IBM/Tandy; (10) guidelines for caring for diskettes; (11) a glossary of computer terms; and (12) a directory of New York City Board of Education Technical Assistance Centers. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Microcomputers, Programing, Programing Languages
New York City Board of Education, Curriculum Unit, PS 206, Room 310, Neck Road and East 22nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.