ERIC Number: ED337141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Take A Trip Reference Manual: An Authoring and Storage System for Designing and Sharing Challenging Curriculum.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Evaluation Section.
The Take a Trip program is an authoring and storage system for designing challenging curriculum. Using the power of hypermedia, specifically Apple Computer's HyperCard, Take a Trip provides course file stacks, help stacks, and personalized learning plan stacks. Designed to assist the user when new units are written, the help stacks provide an introduction to the system as well as information on curriculum design, writing tips, a sample course, and a template. The sample course stacks assist the designer by providing a comprehensive approach to instruction in a flexible format, and the personalized learning plan stacks provide a step-by-step process which directs the user to explore existing course files and outcomes to construct a personalized plan for an individual or a small group of students using the copy and paste features of the HyperCard system. All of the course stacks are arranged in the same way: basic course data form, group investigation activities, partner packets, side trips, research activities, thinking excursions, applied imagination, and evaluation. This program is based on the idea that the use of microcomputers and instructional design may help teachers explore patterns of curriculum design in individual courses. The manual is designed to aid educators in creating course stacks, writing a new course, examining course files, recording and tracking student work, designing curriculum for the gifted and talented, and sharing work with peers through electronic mail. (14 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Evaluation Section.