ERIC Number: ED337145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom. Second Edition.
Dockterman, David A.
This manual is designed to aid teachers and those who work with teachers in developing classroom techniques and learning activities that make use of microcomputers and computer-assisted instruction. The first chapter describes the evolution of ideas and the development of a philosophy for computer use in the classroom. The second chapter offers a theoretical framework for considering the four chapters that follow it: "A Tool for the Professional Teacher,""The Computer as a Presentation Tool,""The Computer as a Discussion Generator," and "The Computer and Cooperative Learning." These four chapters address the role of the teacher in the one-computer classroom, use of the computer as an educational strategy for large group instruction, and the effects of computer use on student participation in learning. Many classroom applications are noted in these chapters, and ideas from teachers currently using one computer in their classrooms are presented. Helpful tips for beginning computer-using teachers are also provided, as well as reproducible handout materials and a list of 17 related historical and contemporary reading references. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Large Group Instruction, Learning Activities, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., Educational Software, 90 Sherman St., Cambridge, MA 02140.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., Cambridge, MA.