Speak Geek and Direct Teaching of Technology Skills

This week I posted to our new Division One blog about technology. I blogged about direct teaching of technology skills. See below for some links that relate to that topic or read the full blog post here: http://div1edtech.blogspot.ca/2012/04/direct-teaching-of-technology-skills.html. I also updated the Top 5 page, which is our top 5 picks for must know about websites for Division One teachers. Please visit our blog and a comment about your top 5. http://div1edtech.blogspot.ca/p/sites.html

Resources I Came Across

Mouse Skills and Vocabulary Activities

ABCya! ABC & 123 Magnets – this would be good to use to teach mouse skills and related vocabulary of click, drag and drop.

Keyboarding Skills and Vocabulary Activities

ABCya!Keyboard Zoo –  Recommended for Grades: K, 1

ABCya! Keyboard Challenge – put a keyboard back together; Recommended for Grades 2,3

Keyboarding Skills from ELearning for Kids – This is a game that has activities for teaching the components of the computer, mouse skills as well as keyboarding skills. Recommended for Grades: 2,3,4,5, 6

General Technology Vocabulary Skills and Activities

Technology Vocabulary Slider Puzzle – Recommended for Grades: 3,4,5, 6

Wordia – help students learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video

Elementary Tech Teachers – A place for elementary tech teachers to share
Click-N-Learn by Kids Online – Learn the parts of the computer; Recommended for Grades: 3,4,5, 6

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~ by mondor on April 26, 2012.

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