Computers in K-2 is an interactive program which unlocks the mystery surrounding the keyboard and makes sense out of it for the young child.
(For those of you who downloaded before March 5, 2013, and could not hear the audio, please try again. We have posted the script on each slide.)
Computers in K-2 begins by looking at the left hand and each finger of that hand. The child is moved from the concrete to the abstract when first introduced to a fictional town and the puppets who live in houses in the town, and then later to the keyboard and letters on keys. The little finger of the left hand (and its corresponding letters A, Z and Q) is the model for all the other fingers.
Computers in K-2 - In preparing to teach the program, watch the slideshow and become familiar with the script (you will read slides 3 - 17 aloud to the class) and the animation on each slide. At the bottom of each slide there is a *Hint to Teacher * for your convenience. We hope you will find the Lesson Plans for each slide (slides 26-28) helpful.
Computers in K-2 program has 8 Kid’s Pages of activities. Print the 8 Kid’s Pages on slides 18-25. These 8 Kid’s Pages will be used by the children throughout the program. You may choose to collect the 8 Kid’s Pages and make a take-home booklet of each child’s work.