This Month in the Computer Lab
Lessons in AUGUST:
1. Rules of behavior, review of computer names and parts. Students practice holding and using the mouse.http://www.mouseprogram.com/move-game.html Great for beginners! This site isolates each action, allowing for simple practice (1. Moving a mouse 2. Clicking on the left-side button 4. Double-clicking 6. Dragging and dropping)http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/play.htm?f More mouse practice.https://www.abcmouse.com/email/mouse-and-pointer Students get practice 1.) holding a mouse and moving the pointer 2.) clicking with the left-side button 3.) clicking and dragging shapes.
http://www.tvokids.com/games/beesandhoney Students play three games: 1.) Moving the mouse to touch a bee 2.) Clicking on a flower 3.) Clicking on a mouse and dragging it to a flower
http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm Students practice 1.) moving the mouse 2.) clicking with the mouse 3.) moving scroll bars 4.) using pop-up windows 5.) typing their name for a view-only certificate
2. Keyboard Practice
http://www.turtlediary.com/grade-1-games/science-games/learn-keyboarding.html This site has multiple levels of progression: lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, symbols, and arrows. Students get lots of practice in making uppercase letters.
Just for Fun: