ERIC Number: ED346815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Computer Literacy: Intermediate and Secondary Grades, Second Edition.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
This curriculum guide outlines a course on computer literacy for junior or senior high school students reflecting the technology of the early 1980s. A chart shows computer literacy scope and sequence for students in kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-6, and grades 7-9. Forty lessons for the intermediate grades and high school are then presented, covering topics such as the history of computers, computer components, computer careers, keyboarding skills, programming in BASIC, advantages and disadvantages of computers, computer languages, purchasing a personal computer, word processing, database management, and spreadsheets. Each lesson includes the following sections: performance objectives, vocabulary, motivation, aim, development, application, summary, and exercises. The appendixes include: (1) suggestions for individual student projects; (2) supplemental strategies for teaching programming skills; (3) instructions for a research project on computer careers; (4) a guide to the use of computer peripherals; (5) a guide to computer selection and care; (6) a glossary of computer terms in English and Spanish; (7) a directory of software production companies; (8) a brief history of calculating and computing; and (9) a 61-item bibliography of books and periodicals. A questionnaire for the evaluation of this guide is attached. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Peripherals, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Guides, Glossaries, Intermediate Grades, Microcomputers, Programing, Secondary Education
New York City Board of Education, Curriculum Unit, Room 310, P.S. 206, Neck Road and East 22nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a curriculum guide for the elementary grades, see ED 318 444.