In this engaging and interactive digital lesson, the learners receive direct instruction and practice using a mouse to select, drag, and double-click as they select items using the pointer and mouse button, move objects on the screen, and double-click to open objects.
Estimated Time:8 minutes
Score Type:Automatically Graded
Available Languages: English, Spanish
Vocabulary: cursor, double click, drag and drop , mouse, pointer, select
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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.
|S.1.d||Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.|
|1A-CS-01||Select and operate appropriate software to perform a variety of tasks, and recognize that users have different needs and preferences for the technology they use. (P1.1)|
|1A-CS-02||Use appropriate terminology in identifying and describing the function of common physical components of computing systems (hardware). (P7.2)|
|ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2||Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.|
|ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2||Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.|