fifth grade / fourth grade / homeschool / K-5 Tech training / Keyboarding / MS Word / second grade / third grade

MS Word for Grades 2-5

It’s all in the sophistication. Second graders do less and not quite as well. Fifth graders do a lot, much better. This uses MS Word, takes about thirty minutes: If this is the first time your child is seeing MS Word, review the parts–toolbars, menu bar, canvas, most common keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+P for print, Ctrl+S … Continue reading

fifth grade / first grade / fourth grade / homeschool / K-5 Tech training / Kindergarten / second grade / third grade / vocabulary

Top Ten Tech Vocabulary Words

Remember–this is for kids. These are words they should understand to get the most out of computer lessons: CPU–the brain of the computer. Where they put CD’s, flash drives, check for problems Flash drive–external storage. The best way to back-up data and trade info with friends icon–that little picture on the desktop that lets you … Continue reading

homeschool / K-5 Tech training / problem solving

What Do You Think is the Hardest Techie Problem?

If you read the last blog (askatechteacher.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/twenty-techie-problems-every-student-can-fix/), I’d like your feedback. This is your chance to cast your vote for your experience fixing computers during your child’s computer time. If you come up with a problem your child faces that I haven’t addressed, I’ll find out the answer for you: Continue reading

fifth grade / first grade / fourth grade / K-5 Tech training / Kindergarten / problem solving / second grade / third grade

Twenty-five Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix

The Number One reason–according to students–why their computer doesn’t work is… It’s broken. Can I move to a different computer??? They never look inward first. I often wonder what happens at home. As a tech teacher, I know that half the problems that stop students short in their tech lessons are the same few. Once … Continue reading