ERIC Number: ED335706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Beyond Drill and Practice: Process Writing in a One Computer Second Grade Classroom through a Variety of Writing Activities.
This practicum was aimed at increasing children's abilities to use the computer through word processing activities. Most of the activities involved children working in cooperative groups. Another objective of the practicum was to incorporate the computer into the language arts area. A third objective was to effectively use a single computer beyond drill and practice with an entire class of 24 second-graders. Activities involved writing narratives and friendly letters on an individual basis. Other activities included writing global reports as well as creative stories in groups of two or three students. The children evaluated each of the activities and gave constructive feedback as to how to expand or improve upon them. Children received training in booting up, saving, retrieving, and printing files. Outcomes of the practicum were very positive in that each of the 24 children became proficient at word processing and working with files. The activities were successfully completed by all of the children and word processing projects were planned for the remainder of the year. The practicum demonstrated that a computer can successfully be incorporated to generate language arts activities in a one-computer class. (Six tables of data are included; 26 references and 6 appendixes--containing instruments, a questionnaire, and a student reaction form--are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.