This Month in the Computer Lab
Week 1: Rules for classroom behavior & use of electronic devices. Students practice using a trackpad.
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
http://toytheater.com/feed-freddy/ Students practice clicking and dragging. Students can choose to match letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and patterns.
https://video.link/w/WLA5c Video length 1:53 "7 Tips for Chromebooks"
https://video.link/w/UuD5c "Chicken Clicking" A story about internet safety and private information
Week 2: Review of computer names and parts. Continued practice with trackpad.
https://www.tvokids.com/preschool/games/letter-tree-abc Excellent practice for clicking! Students choose an answer, click on the letter, and click on a tree to restart.
https://www.abcya.com/games/keyboard_challenge (for 1st and 2nd, MAP )
http://www.dancemattypingguide.com/dance-mat-typing/level1_stage1.html Dance Mat: Level 1, Stage 1 introduces the home row keys. (for 1st and 2nd, MAP extra)
Week 3 Learning.com and Keyboard Challenge for 1st and 2nd grade (Simple clicking/ Clicking and Dragging for K5):
https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/computerbasics/basic-parts-of-a-computer/1/ Video length is 2:08. Brief intro to parts of a computer (Tower case vs. desktop case, LED monitor with video card, traditional keyboard vs. ergonomic, optical mouse vs. trackball)
https://www.tvokids.com/preschool/games/animal-where Excellent practice for clicking and dragging skills. Students will click and drag an animal to its correct location and click again to release it.
Additional sites for mouse skills:
https://video.link/w/mHA5c Video length 3:10. "Take care of your computer"