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NASSP Bulletin

September 1982 Volume 66, Number 455

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 13

  1. Facing the Challenge: Directions, Difficulties of the First 'Byte'

    Clarence G. Oliver

    A superintendent explains the administrator's role in integrating computers into the instructional program. Lists factors to be kept in mind. (Author/JM) More

    pp. 1-5

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  2. Administrative Guidelines for Introducing Computers into the Curriculum

    Kara Gae Wilson

    Intended for those who are introducing computers into the classroom and those who need help with curriculum development in this area, this article explains key ingredients for successful... More

    pp. 6-11

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  3. Computers in the Classroom: An Incentive for Teachers

    GeorgeAnn M. Guse

    A teacher's description of how the microcomputer was integrated into her school, first in programming courses and later into other curriculum areas. (Author/JM) More

    pp. 12-17

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  4. The Computer as a Positive Learning Experience

    Jay Comras & Jeffrey Zerowin

    Contends that computer software development has fallen far behind progress in hardware development. Explains how to evaluate courseware critically. (Author/JM) More

    pp. 18-21

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  5. A Process for Selecting Computer Software

    Donald E. Dearborn

    Describes one school district's system for evaluating and selecting microcomputer software for computer assisted instruction. The process includes a computer technology council in charge of... More

    pp. 26-30

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  6. Don't Buy a Computer--Buy Software

    Richard Cornelius

    The purchase of computer software must come before the purchase of hardware. Otherwise school people may watch an excellent computer collect dust while they search in vain for software that fills... More

    pp. 26-30

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  7. Cost vs. Effectiveness: Roles for Microcomputers in the 1980s

    Henry Jay Becker

    Educators must think clearly about how they want students' education to improve, what computers can do to help, how that assistance can be accomplished, and whether any of this is affordable. ... More

    pp. 47-52

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  8. Administrator Microliteracy: A Challenge for the '80s

    Dannie E. Cutts

    Explains why principals must be knowledgeable about microcomputers and describes a workshop put on at the University of Mississippi aimed at increasing "microliteracy." (Author/JM) More

    pp. 53-59

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  9. An Administrator's View: The University's Role in Educational Computing

    Dale M. Johnson

    Colleges and schools of education have three broad roles concerning computers in education: (1) investigation, consisting of research to determine school needs, evaluate programs, and verify... More

    pp. 64-69

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  10. A Case Study: The Rural School District and the Microcomputer

    David McDonald & Karen Gibson

    Outlines the experiences of one small district in introducing microcomputers. Lessons learned concern a computer checkout procedure and teacher inservice training. (JM) More

    pp. 75-77

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  11. MECC: A Guiding Light for Statewide Instructional Computing

    Michael A. Rawitseh & Jerry Kaiser

    Describes the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC), made up of universities, colleges, and the state department of education, which offers assistance in equipment procurement,... More

    pp. 78-82

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  12. Who Took a Byte from My Apple ROM?

    Michael A. Burke & Jerry Kaiser

    Provides some "dos" and "don'ts" for school administrators contemplating holding inservice programs on using microcomputers in the classroom. Suggestions concern ordering hardware, selecting... More

    pp. 83-86

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  13. Computer Awareness: Teaching Different Age Groups

    Glenda McDonald & William H. Holloway

    Describes a microcomputer laboratory run by the University of Kansas School of Education that offers courses in computer literacy to elementary students, university students, teachers, and... More

    pp. 92-98

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