This Month in the Computer Lab
Lessons in February:Keyboarding Practice:
Homerow song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0DRAgUCWew&app=desktop
http://www.hellokids.com/print-my-name Students use "Hellokids.com" to type their names. They choose a background and font styles using drop-down menus to print a b/w sheet.http://www.abcya.com/jump_key.htm Students select "Level 1" (lowercase) to play. Students get practice typing all the letters on the keyboard, unlocking levels as they advance. Level 2: uppercase. Level 3: lower and uppercase. Level 4: numbers. Level 5: all keys. Only the top level requires speed.http://www.atypingtest.com/typingpractice/typing-practice-capitalization-of-home-row-keys-using-the-shift-key.html Students get practice in using the shift key to capitalize home row keys."Heart Art" Inspired by Jim Dinehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hefDhfFp5xM&list=PL7uP3gj4S0qFHk9er8NH0GKD4x0XVMxwY A video intro to Jim Dine's artwork. Length 4:16. The video can be shortened. Poet, painter, and sculptor. His artwork is known for lots of texture--even his paintings have a 3-D effect.
WritingUsing a prompt of their choice, students can write about what makes them lucky or make a list of green things. The program will organize the text into a clover-shaped word cloud.http://www.enchantedlearning.com/colors/green.shtml Visual list of green things.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/grammar_tutorial.htm Students get practice in identifying a noun, adjective, and verb. Very kid-friendly! Game links for additional practice with nouns, adjectives, verbs, commas, and capitalization.
Just for fun....Choose any activity!Mouse Practice:http://www.toytheater.com/spin.php Students create an image and spin it. No option to print