Learn How to Hold a Computer Mouse Properly and Practice Mouse Control Skills
Lesson Objectives: Learners demonstrate the ability to navigate in developmentally appropriate virtual environments.Students will input and access text and data, using appropriate keyboarding techniques or other input devices.(TEC.K-188.8.131.52.A.5, TEC.K-184.108.40.206 A.3 )
ABC Mouse.com is a subscription based online program for young students. However, the company does offer a free online tutorial for young learners to use to help learn how to use the computer mouse. This tutorial is extremely helpful. Click on the image to the right to navigate to the free online tutorial.
Click on the image to the left to navigate to a free website, named Boowa & Kwala by by Uptoten.com. A free tutorial will guide young students to use a computer mouse properly with fun colorful online interactive tasks. It will open up in a new window within your browser.
Click on the image to the left to navigate to a website for practice using the mouse. It will open up in a new window within your browser. This site shows young students that simple movements of the mouse on a table will cause the cursor on the screen to move as well. Watch the character's eyes move to watch the cursor move around on the screen. This activity is sure to make students giggle!
Basic Mouse Movements and Right Clicking:
The following images are links to websites that offer free games for students to develop basic mouse control skills. These games are developmentally appropriate virtual environments for students of all ages. Students should practice single clicking while holding the computer mouse properly.
Click on the image to the left to navigate to a website that allows new computer users to choose from several different activities to develop mouse skills with moving targets. This skill helps with eye to hand coordination and is lots of fun!
Click on the image to the left to navigate to this fun activity to practice your mouse skills. Here you will need to single click, double click, and drag and drop objects to complete the task. The website will open within another tab in your web browser.
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