Work with the entire class or a small group of leaders to decide upon a short message to be spelled out by the card section. An example might be THE FIFTH GRADE SAYS HELLO." Count the number of letters and blanks paces in the message (in this case there are 25 letters and blanks). Have each student who will be in the card section write down the integers from one up to the number of letters on a sheet of paper...Now 'program' the first letter.
Computer Literacy Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 1983
Gottesman Libraries holds a remarkable collection of computer literacy curriculum from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s showcasing the ways that computers and technology first made its way into the classroom. Strategies for increasing computer literacy among both children and educators focused on building bridges with metaphors. Instructional strategies for educators aimed to ease anxieties of early classroom computer use, as well as provide frameworks based on computer science curriculum that could be applied or modified for the K-12 classroom. Other materials focus on designing computer science and programming instruction with technology of the times. Threads of these early instructional strategies continue to influence the evolving relationships between technology and the classroom today.
Early Computer Literacy, Instruction, & Curriculum Book List:
Howard A. Peelle
International Council for Computers in Education
Arthur Luehrmann and Herbert Peckman
The University of the State of New York
Barbara L. Kurshan and Nancy R. Healy
edited by Steven Harlow
edited by K. Austwick
Gary W. Orwig
C. Alan Riedesel and Douglas H. Clements
Wendell I. Smith and J. William Moore
Lawrence M. Stolurow
Harry Kay, Bernard Dodd, and Max Sime