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ERIC Number: ED423885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 356
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-679-76007-5
Kids, Computers, & Homework. How You and Your Kids Can Make Schoolwork a Learning Adventure.
Lengel, James G.; Kendall, Diane S.
This publication teaches parents and their grades 3-8 children how to create simple essays and multimedia presentations, all designed to produce more interesting and better quality school assignments. Each chapter presents several cogent ideas for turning a homework assignment into a creative computer project, as well as step-by-step instructions on building each part. Throughout the book, peripherals that expand the computer's power -- printers, CD-ROM, scanners, microphones, modems, and video digitizers -- are introduced and their uses are explained. Software programs and online services are also discussed. The chapters are divided into the following five sections: (1) "Author, Author!" --writing and desktop publishing; (2) "Becoming a Knowledge Navigator" -- CD-ROM and online references; (3) "It's Multimedia Showtime!" -- alternative presentation methods; (4) "You Won't Know Unless You Experiment" -- computer simulations and music technology; and (5) "Relief for Everyday Homework Headaches" -- homework and tutoring software. Three appendices include Internet resources; print resources; contact information for mail-order products; a software guide containing title, platform and format, and publisher information, and comments; and a software publishers directory containing company names and contact information. (Contains an index.) (DLS)
Random House, Inc., 201 East 50th Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10022; Tel: 800-726-0600 (Toll Free) ($16).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A