This Month in the Computer Lab

  • october

    Lessons in October:

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     Keyboard Practice:

    ghost_typing_jr http://www.abcya.com/ghost_typing_jr.htm A seasonal site for keyboard practice.  Students type letters at a slow pace.  Ideal for kindergarteners and first grade.

    jumpkey  http://www.abcya.com/jump_key.htm A fan-favorite! Students select "Level 1" (lowercase) to play.  Students see both lowercase and uppercase letters together and get practice typing all the letters on the keyboard, unlocking levels as they advance.  Level 2: uppercase.  Level 3: a mix of lower and uppercase. Level 4: numbers.  Level 5: all keys. Only the top level requires speed and accuracy (very challenging).  
     
    keyboardclimber2 https://www.typing.com/student/game/keyboard-climber-2 This site shows both lowercase and uppercase letters together.  Letters on the left side of the keyboard will appear on the left side of the screen, and letters on the right side of the keyboard will appear on the right side of the screen.  Fun but challenging! If students are too slow to type letters or type incorrectly, the monkey will drop down.  Level 1: lowercase. Leverl 2: uppercase. Level 3: a mix of uppercase and lowercase. Level 4: numbers.
     
    ghost_typing http://www.abcya.com/ghost_typing.htm A seasonal site for keyboard practice. Students type words, would be suitable for 2nd grade and up.
     
    keyboardjump https://www.typing.com/student/game/keyboard-jump This site has 4 levels of difficulty ranging from easy to insane.  It also has the option of focusing on numbers, the top row, home row, and bottom row.  Students have an additional option of typing easy or hard words.
     

    Drawing:  

    spin http://www.toytheater.com/spin.php Students create an image and spin it.  No option to print 

     

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