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ERIC Number: ED348980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development and Implementation of a Grade Level Specific Computer Literacy Curriculum through Teacher Inservice in an Elementary School.
Burmeister, Marsha L.
The problem addressed by the practicum was that the computer literacy of teachers and students varied from grade to grade and classroom to classroom, as did the amount of use of the computer. The goal of the practicum was that the participating teachers would improve their knowledge and skills and use the computer for professional and personal purposes. A computer literacy curriculum for grades K through 5 was developed; each level specified vocabulary, knowledge, and skills. Individual teacher inservices were held to enhance teacher computer literacy and to generate a project of the teacher's choice to reflect growth. A faculty workshop focusing on classrooms with access to one computer was also presented. The grade level specific computer literacy curriculum was adopted by the faculty at the school where the practicum was conducted. Analysis of the data from a survey of teachers following the practicum revealed that the participants in the individual inservice sessions were able to use the computer to produce a product and/or explore the use of the computer in a new way. Demonstration of the use of a RF modulator to enable use of a 25" television set as a monitor for whole class lessons led to the purchase and/or placement of this equipment for all the classrooms in the school. Appended materials include the questionnaire for a home computer survey, the grade level specific computer curriculum, the content outline for the optional workshop, inservice and practicum evaluation forms, the questionnaire for the computer survey for the faculty, and checklists and letters. (Contains 22 references.) (BBM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.