• K-5 "Experience Online" internet links provide opportunities for keyboarding, mouse skills, navigation, drag and drop and highlight/select text .  These  links provide opportunities for students to practice skills needed for ISTEP+ part 2.  (Posted by John Wolf - IDOE)

    Keyboard Practice: Type to Learn

    Kindergarten Friendly Definitions
    • Mouse-tool that allows you to move around your computer.
    • Cursor-Usually a small arrow on the screen that moves when you move the mouse.
    • Click- Using your pointer finger to select items on the screen.
    • Symbol-a picture that shows something else like an arrow, stop button or play button.
    • Select-Choosing something on a website or program.
    • Drag and Drop- Is clicking on something that you would like to move across the screen. 
    Keyboard Climber    Students will navigate the website to begin and type keys that appear.
    Keyboard Zoo    Students will practice finding the keys on the keyboard.
    Playground   20 different fun and age appropriate mouse games to practice mouse skills such as pointing, clicking, dragging, and releasing.

    Mouse Skills: Demonstrate how to use the mouse.

    Mouse Practice   Show students how to hold the mouse. Show them how to click. Demonstrate a few of the mouse games. Let them do it.
    Starfall Pattern Maze  Allows students to practice using the mouse while they practice identifying different shapes and patterns.   
    Birthday Candle Count

    Gives the students the opportunity to practice using the mouse while they practice counting.

    Alphabet Bingo Allows students to practice using the mouse while practicing letter-sound recognition and capitalization.
    Sight Word Bingo Allows students to practice using the mouse while practicing sight word recognition.

    Navigation: Demonstrates how to navigate through a website. 

    Starfall Alphabet   Kid-friendly navigation site that allows students to practice letter-sound recognition. Starfall will begin to allow students to observe patterns in navigation.
    Starfall Machine

    Allows students to practice their short vowel sounds while learning how to look for 'Hot Spots' when navigating websites. 

    Marvin Makes Music   Is a read aloud that allows students to practice navigation, while listening to reading.

    Drag & Drop: Demonstrate how pick up from one side of the website and place it on another side. 

    Starfall 2D & 3D   will allow students to identify 2D & 3D shapes while they practice how to 'drag and drop'.
    Zac and the Hat  

    allows students to practice short vowel sounds while they practice how to 'drag and drop.


     More Drag and Drop Practice Below

    Make a Face Make A Pizza Gingerbread  
    Build a house
    Create a car Fun with the Fridge
    Make a Snowman