This website includes basic computer terminology with pictures. It's even
helpful for adults!
This website has several fun and free typing games to help you practice and
sharpen your keyboarding skills.
Dance Mat Typing
This website is great for teaching students how to use the keyboard. It walks
them through four different levels of training. With its fun activities,
students are motivated to learn the keys.
Choose from over 20 typing game or 5 typing test websites. Thank you to Mrs. Graves class from Mt. Gilead, OH for finding this gem for us!
Tons of fun games for grades K-5 to help learn the keyboard and type. You just have to look through the "Letters" section or the "More" section for the computer games.
Learn to Type More Efficiently
This website has links to lots of other typing websites to learn your keyboard and typing tests. A big thanks to Conner in Ms. Taylor's class from Colorado Springs for finding this gem!
Another free download. Once downloaded, it's super easy to use. When you want to convert a document to a pdf (for looks or so others can't edit your
work) you just go file>print and you select the cutepdfwriter as your
printer. Then the save as screen appears and you can name it and save it
where you want.
Search Engines & Internet Safety:
This website is a MUST have filter for parents. It is a free download that allows you to pick what content you want blocked. You can even set time restrictions so your kids can't go on the internet after a certain time of night.
A safe way for kids to search the internet!
Search Engines for Kids
From Ask.com to CyberSleuth...lots of ways for kids to search the internet.
Safe On-Line Shopping
This article tells you what to look for in websites before you buy from them.
Protect your children from Facebook scams by reading this article on the 9 most common scams.
Phishing is a scam where people try to "fish" for private information from you such as your credit card number. Check out these real life examples so you can avoid being their next target.
Use this website to make really neat presentations...much fancier than Power
This website allows you to make animated GIF images (slideshows) that you can turn into Pinterest pins! Check out my blog post about it here.
Videos & Screencasts:
This is really fun! You can make a video of your computer screen and record
your voice as you walk through the steps of how to do something. Oh, and it's a free download!