Item Number: PRI-START

Technology Integration: Computer, Visual Arts

Technology Skill: Graphics, Word Processing

Program: Paint, Google, Google Drawings

Includes: Computer Lessons for Beginners: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities

Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoStart Parent Letter, TechnoStart Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, License Checklist, Computer Operator License, Computer Detective Activity, Mouse and Touch Action Cards, Computer Parts Cards, Do's and Don'ts Cards, Sign In Cards, Spy Glass, Missing Keys on Keyboard, Match Tools, What is Wrong?

Samples: Assignment Samples, Me Samples

STEM Integration Lessons: visual arts with graphic technology skills and computer fundamentals

Assignment 1: What is a Computer?

Identify devices and describe computer use in daily life.

Assignment 2: About Parts of the Computer

Distinguish computer parts. Solve computer riddles.

Assignment 3: Get to Know the Mouse

Define mouse terminology related to common actions.

Assignment 4: Get to Know Touch Actions

Form a connection between finger movements and computer commands.

Assignment 5: Practice using Mouse or Touch Actions

Play the role of a detective. Find computer parts.

Assignment 6: About Computer Care

Classify a behavior as a do or don't.

Assignment 7: Show Good Behavior

Explore the paint program. Follow computer rules and exhibit appropriate conduct.

Assignment 8: Follow Rules for Printing

Paint a simple picture. Practice printing procedures.

Assignment 9: About the Keyboard

Identify keys on the keyboard such as the SHIFT key, ENTER key, and spacebar.

Assignment 10: Be the Fastest Typist in the World

Draw a text box and type letters. Format the font, font size, font style, and font color.

Assignment 11: Learn to Left and Right Click

Label how to perform left click and right click actions with a mouse or touch device.

Assignment 12: Left and Right Click to Make a Picture

Create artwork using left click and right click actions.

Assignment 13: About Saving your Work

Learn about saving options, naming a file, and avoiding lost work.

Assignment 14: Follow Rules for Saving

Manipulate digital art tools to produce a picture. Save the file.

Assignment 15: Open a Saved File and Make Changes

Open a saved file and make changes to include additional details.

Assignment 16: Earn a Computer Operator License

Rate ability to identify hardware, perform tasks, and show responsible behavior.

Optional Computer Lessons for Beginners

  • Pick the Computer to Do the Job: Connect the task to the correct device.
  • Play Computer Spy Game: Solve riddles to guess the computer part.
  • Label It Input or Output: Circle if a computer part is input or output.
  • Turn the Computer On and Sign In: Follow proper start up procedures.
  • Sign Out or Shut Down the Computer: Follow sign out, shut down, or sleep procedures.
  • Sign In and Out of Google Drive: Explore the Google Drive environment. (Google Apps only)
  • Keep Your Files Safe: Understand how to keep a username and password secure.
  • Pick Print Settings: Customize print settings in Paint. (Windows only)
  • Make a Copy to Save Time: Make new pictures based on an original.

Terms of Use
Use TechnoStart with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Curriculum ships on a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.

Computer Lessons for Beginners
Use Mouse or Touch Actions
Understand Computer Rules
Computer Activities for Beginners

Computer Lessons for Beginners

Fun, engaging activities to hook student interest. Designed for beginners, these computer lessons teach about computer parts, mouse and touch actions, keyboarding, and computer care.

  • Identify computer parts and explain their function
  • Understand and follow computer rules
  • Classify computer behavior as a "do" or a "don't"
  • Use mouse or touch actions
  • Operate a computer competently and safely
  • Open and close a program
  • Create using digital tools
  • Type using the keyboard
  • Format the font, font size, font color, and font style
  • Save and print a document

Customer Reviews

Primary and elementary students complete fun activities to earn a Computer Operator License. By making simple paintings they develop essential skills including how to open and close a program, select tools to perform a task, save and print, open a saved file, and type using the keyboard. Activities teach the function of computer hardware, mouse or touch terminology, and computer rules. TechnoStart computer lessons for beginners are a perfect way to start the school year!

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I love using your techno kids curriculum. I teach technology to kindergarten through 5th grade. I have been teaching technology for the past 4 years to students k-5 using your current techno kids curriculum.

R. Wadkins, Ottawa, KS, Garfield Elementary

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