ERIC Number: ED319360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Ideas for Integrating the Microcomputer with Instruction.
This report focuses on the integration of computers in elementary and middle school instruction. Based on interviews and on-site visitations with teachers using computers in conjunction with their regular instruction, seven lessons are described: (1) desktop publishing for grades 4 and 5; (2) interpretive writing for any grade level; (3) student-authored word problems for grades 6, 7, and 8; (4) long-distance telecommunications for grades 3 and up; (5) teaching students how to learn for grades 4 and 5; (6) nutrition for grades 6, 7 and 8; and (7) mapping the Western Hemisphere for grades 5 and 6. Included for each lesson are a narrative description and lesson plan which outlines target audience, hardware, software, instructional purpose, objectives, pre-activities, computer activities, follow-up activities, time required, schedule, management suggestions, instructional materials, and teacher preparation. For some lessons, examples of student work and other ideas are also provided. A directory of producers of software mentioned in the report is attached. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Desktop Publishing, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Map Skills, Microcomputers, Nutrition Instruction, Telecommunications, Word Problems (Mathematics), Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.