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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:8 minutes

Grades:K-1

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: cursor, double click, drag and drop , mouse, pointer, select


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns what a pointer is and how a pointer device (or mouse) is used.
  • Student learns what selected objects look like and how to distinguish them.
  • Student learns to select items, one at a time.
  • Student learns to change from one selection to another.
  • Student learns to select multiple items at a time.
  • Student learns to double-click an item.
  • Student begins to associate double-clicking with opening.
  • Student learns to use a mouse.
  • Student learns to move objects (drag and drop an item) from one location to another.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student practices identifying groups of similar objects.
  • Student uses hand-eye coordination.
  • Student recognizes school-related vocabulary and objects.

Subjects:

Cell phones, Hand Held Devices, PDAs 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Cell phones, Hand Held Devices, PDAs 

English Language Arts 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Connects to Other Disciplines > English Language Arts 

Fonts / Graphics Symbols

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Fonts / Graphics Symbols

Hardware / Software Applications

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Hardware / Software Applications

Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Instructions

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Follow Directions > Instructions

Keyboarding

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Keyboarding

Math

Language Arts > Connects to Other Disciplines > Math

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond
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  • Before taking this lesson, students should be able to recognize a computer mouse, and they should be aware that the mouse is used to move a cursor around on a computer screen. You might want to show a computer mouse to the class. Point out the button they will click to select objects, and draw a cursor arrow on the chalkboard to help students recognize a cursor after they start the lesson.

  • You might want to point out to students that a computer mouse can look different on different computers. For example, a mouse can be a touchpad on a notebook computer, or a mouse might include a track ball.

  • After students take the lesson, have them practice opening an application by double-clicking a program icon on the desktop. For example, you might want to have students double-click an icon that opens a word processing application. Then, students could type their name or other letters or numbers they are learning about in class into a blank document. Have students leave the application window open so you can check their work. Then, you can close the documents without saving changes.
  • Have the students practice using a mouse to move items from one folder to another.
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