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ERIC Number: ED398874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 87
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Computers into an Interdisciplinary Ninth Grade Science-Centered Academy.
Murray, Marlene
This practicum was designed to integrate the use of computers into the curriculum of a ninth-grade interdisciplinary science academy through staff development and a management plan dealing with division of time and space. Inservice training in the areas of computers and interdisciplinary planning were provided and a management plan for students and teachers formed the nucleus of the academy's plans for the year. Staff development activities over 15 days covered technology and interdisciplinary curriculum planning and used a series of templates for lesson planning and classroom management. Lesson planning forms and student study sheets were shared with other staff members. Analysis of the data revealed that teachers were satisfied with the amount of training they received in incorporating the use of computers into a series of interdisciplinary projects based on the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies. In spite of setbacks having to do with network management and technical difficulties, teachers succeeded in integrating computers into their classes. Students reported that they found the use of study sheets useful in their academic classes, especially for group projects. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A