ERIC Number: ED423885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Peripherals, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Desktop Publishing, Elementary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Homework, Hypermedia, Information Technology, Internet, Microcomputers, Multimedia Materials, Navigation (Information Systems), Online Searching, Online Systems, Reference Materials, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Strategies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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