Book Turns Homework Into Computer Projects

A new book explains how parents, educators and students can harness the power of application programs such as word processors, spreadsheets and graphics packages to liven up traditional homework assignments. Kids, Computers & Homework presents step-by-step instructions for turning homework for children in grades 3-8 into creative computer projects. One section, for example, shows how to get information, photographs and even movies on the Internet/World Wide Web. Among the many other topics covered are desktop publishing techniques, searching CD-ROM databases, designing computer simulations and manipulating digital music. Random House, New York, NY, (212) 751-2600.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1995 issue of THE Journal.