This Month in the Computer Lab
Lessons in March:Keyboarding Practice:https://www.kidztype.com/dance-mat-typing-level-3-stage-8_3e9f7242b.html Dance mat typing practice for 2nd grade: the home row and the bottom-row for letters B and N. Within Stage 8, there are 16 levels for practice (letters and words in the homerow). More levels available on Kidztype homepage.https://www.kidztype.com/jets-home-row_f5cd15e1c.html This site allows students to practice typing letters in the homerow. There is also a keyboard image that highlights where the letters can be found. Ideal for beginners.Homerow song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0DRAgUCWew&app=desktophttp://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.Drawing Skills and Mouse Practice:https://www.abcya.com/games/abcya_paint Kid-friendly drawing site! Students can free-draw and/or draw shapes and with computer assistance.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImCGhlx52z4 Video showing monster letters being made (around 3:30 for b/w display of the complete alphabet and 10:20 for colored display). Full length 10:34.http://www.abcya.com/story_maker.htm This site has students enter their name--very useful! Students will use "Story Maker" to paint the first letter in their name. They'll add things to the letter to turn the letter into a monster.
http://toytheater.com/doodle-pad/ Toytheater's "Doodle Pad", a no-frills, kid-friendly program that allows students to choose the color and line width for drawingMath ReviewJust for Fun:https://www.digipuzzle.net/digipuzzle/stpatricksday/puzzles/lines.htm?language=english&linkback=../../../education/stpatricksday/index.htm A St. Patrick's-themed dot-to-dothttps://www.digipuzzle.net/digipuzzle/stpatricksday/puzzles/shapepuzzle.htm?language=english&linkback=../../../education/stpatricksday/index.htm A St. Patrick's-themed shape puzzleA St. Patrick's-themed 8x8 alphabetic and mosaic puzzlehttps://www.digipuzzle.net/minigames/mozaics/mosaics_alphabet_stpatricksday.htm?language=english&linkback=../../education/stpatricksday/index.htm A St. Patrick's-themed 8x8 mosaic puzzlehttps://www.digipuzzle.net/minigames/mozaics/mosaics_copy_stpatricksday_16x16.htm?language=english&linkback=../../education/stpatricksday/index.htm A St. Patrick's-themed 16x16 mosaic puzzleCoding: