ERIC Number: ED332669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Wacky Words for Traveling Tales: Logo Applications in Language Arts.
This manual presents a collection of activities for grades three through seven which are designed to provide both teachers and students with all the instructional materials needed to make the Logo programming language an integral part of the educational environment. Each unit contains lesson plans, overheads, instruction sheets, and student work sheets. Some of the activities are off-computer while others require the use of the computer. A companion data disk--which is not included with this document--provides a series of Logo "tools" that can be used by students who have no prior knowledge of programming and only a beginning knowledge of Logo. The first of three units, Vocabulary/Dictionary Study, focuses on learning about words including word meanings, word parts, and dictionaries. The second unit, Dynamic Poetry, focuses on the images words convey and the meanings of phrases. The third unit, Dynamic Fairy Tales, provides students with the opportunity to create adventure stories. It is noted that this manual is not meant to teach programming; rather it is designed to help teachers use microcomputers as tools in the classroom. (19 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Dictionaries, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Fairy Tales, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Microcomputers, Poetry, Programing Languages, Vocabulary Development
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1923.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.