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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:

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

Hardware Identification 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Hardware Identification 

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

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

Listening to Nonfiction

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Listening to Nonfiction

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 
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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.
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.