This Month in the Computer Lab
Lessons in December:Keyboarding Practice:http://www.abcya.com/keyboarding_practice_2.htm Ideal for kindergarten. Site gives students practice in typing lowercase letters, uppercase letters, periods, and finally short sentences! The site aids students in finding the "shift key". Letters are in random order which builds interest, but the pace may be slow for some.Holiday-Themed Lessons:http://www.cyke.com/snowman.swf Students click on various accessories, and the accessory is placed automatically. Students can type a sentence and their name.Coding Basics:Students play a game and create code in the process. The program starts with students linking 2 or 3 puzzle pieces. At Level 3, students help an elf get to a present using compass directions (north, south, east, and west) and advance through various levels (up to Level 10).Just for fun....Choose any activity!Mouse Practice:http://www.abcya.com/snowman.htm Students decorate a snowman by clicking and dragging on various accessories with a final option to type their name.