ERIC Number: ED362658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Microcomputer Applications. Teacher's Guide, Revised Edition and Addendum.
Mahaffey, Darlena; Patton, Jan
This teacher's guide provides office education instructors with detailed units of instruction correlated directly to the essential elements of a course in microcomputer applications as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. Sixteen instructional units are organized into six sections on the following topics: introduction to microcomputers, word processing, information management, electronic spreadsheets, information processing tools, and closure. Each unit includes the following materials typically constituting teacher guides: lesson plan, content outline, teacher activities, activity and competency matrices for domains and basic skills, competency tests, and answers for student activities and competency tests. Student guides in each unit contain some or all of the following: unit objective, student competencies, terminology, unit overview, and activities. Appendixes include over 300 reference addresses, a course competency checklist, suggested equipment list, test bank revisions, course descriptions, office education essential elements, lesson plan development guidelines, and guidelines for adapting instruction for special needs students. Provided in a separate addendum are annotated listings of several hundred publications dealing with various areas of computers/computing, a list of publisher addresses, six matrices designed to help teachers identify curriculum integration possibilities, and guidelines for using the matrices. (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Management, Information Processing, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Microcomputers, Office Occupations Education, Secondary Education, Spreadsheets, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Educational Development and Training Center, East Texas State University, Commerce, TX 75429 (order nos. BO-301-TG and BO-301-AD1: $40; call for quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Vocational Programs.
Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Educational Development and Training Center.
Note: For simulations and test bank, see ED 350 484.