ERIC Number: ED416320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Getting To Know Computers.
Lundgren, Mary Beth
Originally written for adult new readers involved in literacy programs, this book is also helpful to those individuals who want a basic book about computers. It uses the carefully controlled vocabulary with which adult new readers are familiar. Chapter 1 addresses the widespread use of computers. Chapter 2 discusses what a computer is and describes the parts of a personal computer. Chapter 3 tells what each of these parts of a computer does: monitor or screen, keyboard, mouse, central processing unit, hardware, and software. Chapter 4 focuses on how a computer works. It discusses the computer user, computer programs (software), computer programmers, disk, and disk drive. Chapter 5 provides the following information on using a computer: the monitor or screen, including the cursor; typing on the keyboard; typing keys; arrow keys; shift keys; function keys; escape key; backspace key; and enter key. Chapter 6 describes other things one can do with a computer, such as save, print, play games, word processing, networks, and Internet. Chapter 7 lists computer vocabulary followed by the number of a page in the text where one can read more about the word. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Computer Games, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Internet, Literacy Education, Microcomputers, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development
Project: LEARN, 1701 Payne Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114; phone: 216-621-9483; World Wide Web: http://www.netmarkinc.com/projectlearn ($8.50 plus $1.25 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Project LEARN, Cleveland, OH.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A