ERIC Number: ED325111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications in the Classroom.
Clark, Chris; And Others
This document is a resource guide for educators on using telecommunications in the classroom. The first chapter provides a brief history of telecommunications, describes what telecommunications is, and discusses its value in the classroom today. The second chapter discusses the parts of a telecommunications system and provides technical information, including the technical vocabulary needed to use telecommunications. The third section provides lesson plans for using telecommunications in the classroom. The plans were written by classroom teachers across the United States and Canada and selected as exemplary plans from entries received in the Computer Learning Month/ICCE 1988 Telecommunications Lesson Plan Contest. Each plan consists of a one-page summary of strategies for using computers and software in the classroom and includes the title, author, major objectives, grade level, materials checklist, time required, prerequisite student skills, activities and procedures, follow-up activities, and additional notes. The lesson plans include introductory lessons on telecommunications as well as language arts, mathematics/science, social studies, online research, and student dream projects. A chart is provided to aid in locating lessons by subject area and grade level. The final chapter lists telecommunications services and resources currently available, and a glossary of terms and an index are provided. (11 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Electronic Classrooms, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Nontraditional Education, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
International Society for Technology in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.; Computer Learning Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.