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ERIC Number: ED412346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Ninth Grade "Microcomputing and Document Processing." Curriculum Guide for Improvement of Instruction in Business Subjects.
Edwards, Denechia; Morley, Madonna; Potter, Derek; Stapleton, Jennifer
This document contains the information required to deliver a 1-semester course in microcomputing and document processing that is designed for students in grade 9. The document begins with a course rationale, brief course description, list of course objectives, and list of 14 teaching strategies and suggestions for business educators to use to prepare students for information-intensive workplaces. Presented next is a course outline that includes the objectives, daily activities, and extended activities for the course's 12 units, which deal with the following topics: keyboard basics; keyboarding and the alphabet; basic formatting techniques; reports; basic, intermediate, and advanced correspondence; tables; advanced reports; and advanced tables. Concluding the guide are 11 sample activities and sample criterion and reference measures. Included among the sample activities are the following: an exercise in writing and following written instructions; a team-building exercise; a scrambled word exercise featuring computer-related vocabulary; group and individual job application exercises; an Internet scavenger hunt; and a stock market game based on an interdisciplinary approach. The bibliography contains 19 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Correspondence, Business Education, Business English, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Educational Strategies, Grade 9, High Schools, Learning Activities, Microcomputers, Office Automation, Office Occupations Education, Teaching Guides, Word Processing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY.
Note: For related curriculum guides, see CE 074 825-833.