ERIC Number: ED378943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
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Teaching with Technology: A Proposal for Using Amateur Radio in the Classroom.
Newell, Peter R.
Amateur radio is a technology and activity that offers great potential when integrated into academic or vocational curricula. Programs with electrical, electronics, and electromechanical content can benefit from the use of amateur radio, and can also enhance language and communications skills. The biggest value of amateur radio may lie in its ability to enhance a student's motivation and self-esteem. In addition to its specific vocational and technical applications, amateur radio can assist in teaching basic skills and in reducing the isolation of students and teachers as it promotes interdisciplinary education and cultural awareness. Amateur radio is distinctly different from citizens band, as it is a noncommercial service. Ham operators do not need an electronics background, although technical knowledge and skills are helpful. Several examples of the educational use of amateur radio illustrate its potential for academic and vocational education. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Innovation, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Self Esteem, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Peter R. Newell, 8226 Trevi Lane, Clay, NY 13041 ($10).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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