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Students practice their writing and spelling skills by dictating an assignment in WordPerfect. Lesson can be adapted is several ways to address different learning levels as well as varying levels of computer skills. Once dictation is completed, they compare to a printed handout of the dictation for any error correction.
Create journal entries and basic internet searches to show that they know basic computer skills. Children diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disorders demonstrate computer skills such as typing and following directions.
Students discuss their computer skills. They compare where they learned them, if boys learn them more easily, if they plan to become computer professionals, and differences in how boys and girls go about solving computer questions.
Begin developing basic computer skills early on with your youngsters and introduce them to the keys on a keyboard with this simple lesson! Learners begin by identifying the appropriate key (i.e. enter, shift, space bar, etc.) on a handout, discussing what it is used for, and then shading in that key on the worksheet with a specific color. Tip: Use a projector to show what happens when each key is pressed!
Scholars of all ages can use the various tools of technology to construct and illustrate a story. Utilizing this resource, learners work with a partner to brainstorm and draft a story based on personal experience. They use computer skills that combine text, images, and voice recording to create a final draft of their story.
Students combine word processing activities with internet activities to explore endangered animals while picking up computer skills.
Fourth graders create an animal slide show. In this classification lesson students research one particular animal. The students rely upon computer skills to produce a slide show on the animal that they researched.
Fourth graders work in groups; collect data in a survey; depict in tables, charts, or graphs the results of the survey; and make predictions. They use creative writing skills and computer skills to generate a greeting card of their own.
Third graders create reports in the fashion of small books. They write brief descriptions for a variety of topics and answering a variety of questions. They create a picture book for their individual animals. They utilize basic computer skills such as word processing and typing.
Students engage in activities to help them develop computer skills and other various problem solving methods. They also work collaboratively, and apply technology in an ethical way.
Seventh graders explore what stories visual images tell and how they are communicated.  In this computer skills lesson students experience the history of seven technological systems as they work with historical photographs. 
Students order different-sized objects from little to big, click, drag, and hold objects using a computer mouse, and improve confidence with computer skills. They use the computer mouse to order sets of clip art in a Word document.
Eighth graders create a class database in preparation for the North Carolina Test of Computer Skills using information about their classmates.
Seventh graders explore a target question as they apply computer skills to develop, publish and present information utilizing creative visual effects and elements of art such as color, line, space, shape, value. Each student acquires two different digital images.
First graders identify and use basic computer terms. They practice basic processes, keyboarding and word processing. Students use tools in Kid Pix, creating a page with colors, numbers and shapes.
Students discover the concept of telecomputing. They identify the ways it promotes a global community. They exchange e-mails with students in other countries. They also examine the difference between public and private information.
First graders use computers to improve their skills in alphabetizing. They also learn cut and past skills.
Third graders use home row keyboarding techniques to type appropriate vocabulary words. This well thought out instructional activity presents many effective ways to teach keyboarding skills to your students.
Students research computer information and use it to find the mean of things.  In this computer skills activity students are given activities in which they calculate and use a spreadsheet to enter data on the mean of their assignment. 
As computer skills become more and more relevant, it is important to celebrate individuals who show promise in this area. Express this sentiment with a certificate for the computer savvy. You can use some computer skills yourself as you type the student's name, the date, and your own name straight into the document, and then print it out.

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