ERIC Number: ED318454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Computers: Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students. Course No. 0200000.
Chauvenne, Sherry; And Others
Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS) is a content-centered package of alternative methods and materials designed to assist secondary teachers to meet the needs of mainstreamed learning-disabled and emotionally-handicapped students of various achievement levels in the basic education content courses. This supplementary text and workbook for an introductory computer course is divided into 14 chapters which address such topics as how computers work, computer hardware, computer software, problem solving with computers, an introduction to BASIC, word processing, databases and computer communication, spreadsheets and graphics programs, computer crime and abuse, computers and careers, and supercomputers of the future. Each chapter contains a teacher's guide (which includes intended learning outcomes, suggested learning activities, and a list of vocabulary words for each unit) and student materials (including study sheets, textbook work sheets, work sheets, and sample tests). Also included are answer keys for the tests and software worksheets. (GL)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Databases, Emotional Problems, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Spreadsheets, Supplementary Reading Materials, Telecommunications, Textbooks, Word Processing, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System, West Palm Beach.
Authoring Institution: Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, West Palm Beach, FL.