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Introduction Log-in procedures & basics

  • Finding name & entering password

  • Basic interaction and care of equipment - using the mouse, keyboard, etc.

  • Waking a sleeping computer

  • Basic Vocabulary Review- Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Dock, Icons, Headphones, etc.

Input Devices

  • Manipulation of the mouse.

  • Introduction to use of the keyboard as a communication device.

The Internet

  • The basics of Safari/Chrome/Firefox - address bar, websites

  • Using shortcut tools to locate websites

  • Navigating "just right" websites

  • Common Sense Media introduction to online safety guidelines for Kindergarten students- "Going Places Safely".

Educational Websites

  • Brainpop Jr.

  • Starfall


Digital Storytelling/Graphic Design Tools

  • KidPix

  • KidPix 3D

  • These applications are used to increase proficiency in proper mouse manipulation and introduce basic keyboarding skills.

  • These applications help introduce computer vocabulary and phrases.  For e.g. "click, drag, and drop", "insert picture", "resize image", "insert text", undo, quit...

Keyboard Basics

  • Using the keyboard as an input device.

  • Letter identification

  • Capslock and shift key functions

  • Using a text box within a graphic

  • Web based keyboard instruction- BBC Dance Mat Typing and ABCYA Keyboard Zoo

Introduction to Programming

  • Learn the basic programming language through
  • Understand the terms: algorithm, loops, and conditionals.