Students have worked hard to become familiar with the keyboard so now they will focus on typing names, sentences, and paragraphs. They will learn to use the shift key to capitalize the first letter of their name and every sentence, the tab key to indent, and the backspace key to correct any mistakes. They will also learn to insert a space after every word and ending mark.
We will review the name of each piece of hardware in the computer lab and discuss how it it works.
Mouse & Keyboarding
The students will spend a couple of classes practicing left clicking, right clicking, double clicking, scrolling, and dragging and dropping with the mouse. It is difficult for their little hands to hold the mouse and control their fingers independently of each other. We will also spend a lot of time recognizing and finding the letters on the keyboard.
This year, students will be using Seesaw to create a digital portfolio. They will use the camera to take a picture of themselves, the drawing tools to add to their photo, and the microphone to tell why technology at school is important to them.
The students will spend the first 3 classes going over the classroom procedures and logging into the network and their Google account. We will discuss what it means to be respectful and responsible in the Computer Lab.
The students in group A will come to the Computer Lab every Thursday. The students in group B will come to the lab every Tuesday. I am very excited that I will be seeing the students on a weekly basis all year!!!