Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 Written by Eric Paulsen

Kindergarten Units


The students will identify the five major parts of a computer and demonstrate proper care of software and hardware. The students will spend most of the year using prepared software and identifying letters and numbers on the keyboard.


 

Unit 1 - Introduction To Computers

 

Proficiency Goals

  • Students will identify and name computer components. (I.A)
  • Students will demonstrate proper care when working with computer components. (II.D)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to handle software correctly. (II.D)

Comments

Importance of using correct terminology. Can be taught in a group setting rather than individually. Use visual examples to teach handling the components and floppy disks.

 


 

Unit 2 - Introduction to the Keyboard

Proficiency Goals

  • Students will associate the letters of the alphabet with the symbols on the keyboard. (II.A)
  • Students will use alphabet drill and practice applications to aid in learning the letters of the alphabet as well as the backspace/delete key. (II.A)
  • Students will associate numbers with the symbols on the keyboard. (II.A)
  • Students will use number drill and practice applications to aid in learning the numbers. (III.B)

Comments

Teachers need to teach those letters and numbers which the teacher can be sure are used in each application first. Teachers can then make use of the alphabet and number drill and practice applications to extend the students knowledge of them. You may find it necessary to use colored stickers on the keyboard to begin use of these applications. Also consider coordinating the use of the alphabet on the keyboard into your reading class.

 


 

Unit 3 - Working With Commercial Software

Proficiency Goals

  • Students will review the proper techniques in handling components and software. (II.D)
  • Students will work with teacher launched software. (III.B)
  • Students will work with the paint module of Appleworks to paint, edit, and print their compositions. (III.B)

Comments

This unit is structured to allow the teacher liberty in selecting which drill and practice applications will benefit their students. Teachers must launch the application for the students, therefore it is advised that the teacher be familiar with each application the students are using. It is important that the teacher periodically review and watch as the students are working.

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