Completing the Computer Puzzle: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators / Edition 1

Completing the Computer Puzzle: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators / Edition 1

by Suzanne Thouvenelle, Bewick, Thouvenelle, Cynthia J. Bewick
     
 

This unique book connects solid knowledge of early education principles with technical computer experiences, emphasizing the role of the teacher and her responsibility for meaningful integration of computer technology in the early childhood classroom.

In an easy-to-read format, this book combines an informal style with clear graphics, diagrams, and photographs

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Overview

This unique book connects solid knowledge of early education principles with technical computer experiences, emphasizing the role of the teacher and her responsibility for meaningful integration of computer technology in the early childhood classroom.

In an easy-to-read format, this book combines an informal style with clear graphics, diagrams, and photographs to enhance every learner's understanding of the critical issues in using computers with young children. Themes range from how to use computers, to supporting brain-based learning, to identifying software that provides electronic portfolios for authentic assessment. Other subjects include choosing appropriate hardware, establishing and introducing classroom computer centers, integrating computers with curriculum, common computer myths, involving parents, and using the Internet.

Early childhood educators, teachers, school administrators, and parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205265442
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/29/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.19(w) x 10.44(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Ch. 1The Teacher Is Key1
Ch. 2Choosing Quality Software20
Ch. 3Selecting Hardware41
Ch. 4Setting Up and Introducing the Classroom Computer65
Ch. 5Linking Computers with Curriculum and Assessment95
Ch. 6Involving Parents: The Home/School Connection116
Ch. 7Confronting Common Myths134
Ch. 8Exploring the Internet: What, Why, and How145
References164
Index169

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