ERIC Number: ED394490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Head Start Classrooms: Recommendations from the Head Start/IBM Partnership Project. Second Edition.
MOBIUS Corp., Alexandria, VA.
This report confirms many of the recommendations offered in the 1990 report and offers updated guidance in these areas. Recommendations include practical teaching activities for use with children, training and support strategies for teachers, and ways to involve parents and volunteers. A summary of the recommendations is followed by information on the Head Start International Business Machines (IBM) Partnership Project (a joint effort of the Head Start Bureau and IBM); a rationale for computers in the classroom; organization of the computer learning center; the process of introducing children to computers; the process of training and supporting teachers; ways to involve parents and volunteers; and characteristics of successful Head Start program implementation. Appendices include a Human Development Services Head Start Information Memorandum; descriptions of hardware and software 1990 and 1994; participating organizations; technology readiness self-assessment questionnaires; and diagrams of computer placement and equipment organization. (AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: MOBIUS Corp., Alexandria, VA.