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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

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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

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

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18 Online Keyboard Sites for Kids

If you’re picking an online program as an alternative to software, it’s important to log in so the software remembers what your child has accomplished. If you’re going to use online sites as part of an overall typing practice curriculum, here are some other good sites to try: Continue reading