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Celebrate African American Heritage with Biographies and Online Coloring Activities.

  1. Frederick Douglass
  2. Rosa Parks on the Bus
  3. Rosa Parks Portrait
  4. Sidney Poitier
  5. Slave Auction
  6. Thurgood Marshall

Grouped Counting Activities:  The following links differentiate based on student readiness.  Once students demonstrate mastery of highest counting activity in each link, they will be directed to another appropriate counting activitie in the Mouse Like a Pro links below.

Teddy Numbers  Choose numbers up to 15 and drag-and-drop cupcakes to the bear.

Underwater Counting  Choose counting to 5 or 10.  Can you find the treasure?  Count the creatures you see underwater.

Getting Started

  1. Growing with Technology:  Katie's Room  Click on the red monster and then click on the things in the room for activities.
  2. Parts of a Computer.  Learning about computers and technology is FUN!
  3. Getting Started: Using the Mouse  A talking computer teaches how to use a mouse.

Mousing  /  Keyboarding

Mouse like a Pro!

  1. Alphabet
    1. A-B-C - 1-2-3 Magnets  You choose, letters and/or numbers and put them on the refrigerator with your mouse.
    2. A-B-C Drag & Drop  Use your mouse and put the alphabet together.  Hints to help are just a click away.
    3. A-B-C-D Watermelon  Listen to the letters and tell what letter comes next
    4. A-B-C Match  Flip over a picture, then flip over a letter. Try to match the letters to the pictures as quickly as you can.
    5. Alphabet Antics  When the monkey says a letter, click on the matching coconut.
    6. Alphabet Bears  Each bear has a word on its shirt.  Let's look at the first letter of each word and place the bears on the roller coaster in ABC order.
    7. Alphabet Countdown  Click on the letters of the alphabet in order in 30 sections!
    8. Alphabet Order  Help the monkey put the alphabet in order by dragging and dropping the blocks into place.
    9. A-B-C Ordering.  Look at the letters set out for you and then decide which letter comes next when you are asked.
    10. A-B-C Sounds  Click on the letter, hear its name and sound, and then learn some words that begin with that letter.
    11. Alpha Pig's Alpha Bricks  Help the pig save its house from the big bad wolf.  Find the letters to fill the holes.
    12. Alphabet Goop  Watch 2 letters appear and stir the soup for a word to come out of the goop.  Drag and drop it to the right letter.
    13. AlphaSwitch  Move each picture on to the letter that starts the word.
    14. Alphabet Wack-A-Mole  Wait for the letters to appear in A-B-C order and then wack that mole!
    15. Alphazoo Concentration Game  This is a matching game. You need to match up the letter and the animal.
    16. Animal Countdown  Oh no! Animals have left the alphabet zoo. Can you help the guard to get them back to their cages?  Click on them in alphabetical order.
    17. Connect the Dots with Letters of the Aphabet  Click on each letter in order.  What do you see?
    18. Fishing for ABCs (Cat in the Hat)  Help Hop catch fish to spell words by clicking on the right letters.
    19. Kangaroo Confusion  Math the upper and lower case letters by clicking on the mommy or daddy kangaroo that matches the little kangaroo.
    20. Letter Blaster  Click on the letter and let your alien blast it.
    21. Letter Blox  Name the letter in each row.  Click the letter that matches the first letter that matches in each row.
    22. Letter Maze  Click on the alphabet in A-B-C order and see if you can find your way out of the maze.
    23. Letterella   Choose BEGINNER or PRO and then press any key on the keyboard and hear that letter's sound and see some letter words.
    24. Loosey Goosey Rhymes  Jay loves to read Loosey Goosey rhymes. But, uh oh. Loosey Goosey letters keep falling off the words. Try to guess what letters are missing.
    25. Magic Mailbox A-B-C  Click on the magic mailbox and a new letter will appear and you will hear that letter's name.
    26. Show Me The...  Listen to Boowa and Kwala and click on the letter they ask to see.
    27. Sky Riding  Letters come in many shapes and sizes. Use your hot air balloon to find all of the same letter.
    28. Uppercase and Lowercase Matching  We can write letters different ways.  Can you match them?
    29. What Letter is Missing?  Click on the missing letter to complete the alphabet series.
    30. Which Letter Is...  Listen for the name of each letter and then show you know it by clicking on that letter..
  2. Bees and Honey  Here's three fun mousing games, Bees, Flowers, and Honey.
  3. Bobby's Busy Baker.  The backer is busy, can you help?  You can decorate a cake or make a window display.
  4. Bubble Wrap  Everyone loves to pop bubblewrap. Practice Left Clicking to pop the bubbles in the bubble wrap.
  5. Build a House  Click on the choices on the left and a menu of things for your house appear. Drag them onto your house and property.
  6. Brush Your Teeth  Help Mr. Smiley brush his teeth.  Use the toothbrush to clean them up.
  7. Colors
    1. Alphabetize Colors  Practice your ABCs while you show-off your knowledge of colors.
    2. Boople's Colors  Click on the objects that match the color.
    3. Color Factory  Listen to your directions, mix your color, and then paint the animal.
    4. Color Mixer  Click on the colors you want to begin with and then the middle COLOR MIXER to make new colors.
    5. Coloring Game  Have fun choosing your colors and making a painting.
    6. Curious George Hat Grab  Help collect hats.  Listen to the directions and grab the colored hats.
    7. Lil' Finger Painting.  Dip your finger in a color and create a picture.
    8. What Color is It?  Here's an online game with sound that teaches color.
  8. Counting & Numbers
    1. Adding 2 Dice  Choose your counting options (double, add to 10, add to 12) and, if you like, a time limit for your answer.
    2. Alien Line Up  Help momma Alien place her children in line-order (first-fifth). 
    3. Bees and Flowers.  Are there more bees than flowers or are there an equal number of each?
    4. Bowling (Toy Theater)  Use the mouse to click and "throw" the ball to knock down the bowling pins.  How many did you strike?
    5. Bunny Ride  Help Curious George count the bunnies.
    6. Chicken Count  Can you count the chickens for Curious George?
    7. Connect the Dots with Artt  Help the artist draw by clicking on the dots in order to connect them.
    8. Count and Catch Balloons  Look at the number on the upper-left and then click to catch balloons to match the number.
    9. Count the Fish  Click the number of fish for each color.
    10. Count Us In  Drag and drop the peacock's feathers to the number of their spots.  When your done, a new Peacock hatches.
    11. Counting Objects:  Color one square for each animal then click CHECK when you are done.
    12. Counting to Thirty  Count the objects you see and enter the number -- its a race against the clock!
    13. Counting Up To:
      1. Three
      2. Five
      3. Ten
      4. Thirty
      5. One Hundred
    14. Counting Train  When the train rolls in, look at the numbers on each car and drag and drop the shipment that has the matching number of vegetables or fruit..
    15. Fishy Count  Count the fish and click on one of the three answers -- can you click on the right number?
    16. Flower Garden with Curious George  George is growing a flower garden.  Click on the flowers to count them.
    17. Gingerbread Man Game.  Count the buttons on the Gingerbrad man (Choose Counting, Matching, or Ordering; 1-5 or 1-10).
    18. How Many Seeds?  Look at the seeds on the screen and count them and watch them grow.
    19. Juggling George     Count the fruit with Curious George.
    20. Ladybird Spots.  Count the buttons on the Gingerbrad man (Choose Counting, Matching, or Ordering; 1-5 or 1-10).
    21. Meatball Launcher   Curious George works at a restaurant.  Help him count and shoot meatballs on the spaghetti.
    22. Number Train   Watch and listen for the train and click on numbers to place them in order.
    23. Number Ordering  Drag and drop the numbers in correct order.
    24. Sequencing Numbers.  Fill in the Missing Numbers from 1 to 12.  Position the cursor in the box, then use the keyboard to enter the missing number.
    25. Shark Numbers.  Look at the blocks.  They are grouped in 10s.  Click on the number you see.  Choose numbers up to 29, 59, 99 or 999!  A dolphin jumps by when you are right.  A shark bites your boat when you're wrong.
    26. Shoot the Ducks  This game uses a number line made of ducks, but the numbers are missing, so you have to count along and work out which duck to aim at.
    27. Splat Squares  Click on the squares to 100.  You can count by one or skip count any way you like.
    28. Tally Up  Click and drag the flowers.   Tally the number of flowers you pick.
    29. Teddy Numbers  Choose numbers up to 15 and drag-and-drop cupcakes to the bear.
    30. Underwater Counting  Choose counting to 5 or 10.  Can you find the treasure?  Count the creatures you see underwater.
    31. Which Number Is...  Listen to the directions and click on the number you hear.
  9. Hot Dog Dress Up!  Use your mouse to choose your three favorite toppings for your hot dog.  
  10. Make a Face.  Drag and drop to create a face.  Can you make it look like YOU?!?!
  11. Make a Pizza  Click and drag the different toppings to make a pizza!
  12. Make a Snowman    Drag and drop to make a snowman.  It's fun any time of year.
  13. Mr. Veghed.  Make a funny character from your favorite vegetables and then animate it.
  14. Shapes
    1. Alphabetize Shapes  Practice your ABCs while you show-off your knowledge of shapes.
    2. Construct It  You're given a large shape that you must fill completely with the smaller shapes.
    3. Magical Shape Hunt  Help find the different shaped jewelry with your mouse and then count them.
    4. Purpy's Shapes  This little guy loves shapes and sees them everywhere. Help him find his favorite shapes.
    5. Shapes Puzzle Game.  Drag and drop the shapes into the spaces where they fit and belong.

    6. Which shape Is...  Listen to the directions and click on the shape as they are called out.

  15. Starry Night  Use the mouse to move the bubble and bounce the gold star back up into the sky
  16. Tidy the Classroom. Help clean up -- choose a different mousing skills: single click, double click, and drag-and-drop and the mouse-over what you see.
Mousing  /  Keyboarding

Learning the Keyboard

Part A.  Learning Home Row

  1. Pointer Finger:  Animal Who  Type a letter on the keyboard and an animal will appear and make a sound for that animal.
  2. Pointer Finger:  Keyboard Zoo  Keyboarding Zoo is a fun way to  introduce the keyboard.  Use your  index or pointer fingers to match letters on the screen to their keyboards.
  3. asdf  jkl;  Practice Home Row
  4. Drill One: Home Row
  5. Home Row Typing Lesson
  6. Lesson One: Home Row
  7. KeyBricks: Home Row
  8. KeyMan: Home Row
  9. Typing Club (Begin with j & f)
  10. Typing Course Lessons: F G H J
  11. Typing Course Lessons: A S D K L ;
  12. Typing Course Lessons:  A S D F G H J K L ;
  13. Typing Lessons for QWERTY Keyboard (start with Lesson 1, ASDF JKL:
  14. Typing Tutor:  Home Row
  15. Lesson 1 Left Hand Practice
  16. TextPad:  Online text edtor which we will use to call out and practice keys.

Part B.  Top Row and Bottom Row

  1. Glencoe's Online Keyboarding. These are the folks that wrote the book -- typing books for generations of keyers. These lessons will carefuly help you review and build skills.
  2. Keyboard Tutorial & Typing Test. Great site to review or learn keying. When you are ready, there is a section to practice composing at the keyboard and then practicing your text.
  3. Learn Keyboard Typing. Great site -- 13 online lessons -- you will move through them quickly. This site is great for a typing "tune-up".
  4. Learn to Type Online. This course has 5 lessons to introduce keys -- maybe too fast for a beginner (but maybe not). This site is a great review for those needed a "tune-up".
  5. Peters Online Typing Course.  A comprehensives and well-done program. This one will work for you if you work it.
  6. Retro Typer (Begin with lesson 1:  asdf jkl;)
  7. Speed Typing Online. Even if you have learned the basics, try this website's quick "tune-up". You can be a speed-typist too.
  8. Typing Club. Begin with home row and then add 2 keys per lesson -- very managable and effective.
  9. Typing Lessons. This site does a fantastic job of breaking the keyboard into short, simple lessons. Highly recommended, especially for those just getting started.
  10. Typing Test Online. Use this site to check your progress -- watch your skills grow.
  11. Touch Typing Online.  If other online programs add new keys too fast, try this one -- it carefully breaks your practice into manageable groups.

Part C.  All Key Review.  You must complete these online practices before using any of the Fun Skill Building links below.

  1. Letter Reaction
  2. Cup Stacking Game
  3. Two Letter Combinations
  4. Three Letter Combinations
  5. Left Hand Practice
  6. Right Hand Practice
  7. Typing with Burton

Part D.  Fun Skill Building.  Students can only use only after learning all keys and the "touch method".  All links with a sound icon can only be used with MUTE, earphones or headphones.

  1. Alpha Attack
  2. Alpha Munchies
  3. Alpha Rain
  4. Balloon Typing Game
  5. Big Brown Bear Keyboarding Game
  6. Bubbles Alphabet (lower case)
  7. Fix the KeyboardCan you put the mixed up letters back where they belong?
  8. Keyman
  9. Letterella
  10. Learn2Type for Kids (Kewl animations)
  11. Key Seeker
  12. Keyboard Climber
  13. Sky Words
  14. Typing Rocket Junior
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