Functions of the Keyboard and Mouse
1 Functions of the Keyboard & Mouse
How do we use the keyboard and the mouse properly?
Teacher leads discussion of mouse and keyboard uses, shows video, brainstorms ideas with students.
Key Vocabulary: mouse, keyboard, cursor, hardware, software, homerow
Students view video, presentation, and brainstorm ideas with teacher on interactive white board.
2 Turn & Talk
Teacher will facilitate a turn & talk: Why do we need to understand the functions and commands of a keyboard and mouse?
Students will turn to their partners and discuss: Why do we need to understand the functions and commands of a keyboard and mouse?
3 Keyboard & Mouse Practice
Teacher will circulate room and assist students with Dance Mat Typing activities.
Students will wear headphones, and follow Gary The Goat's instructions to learn the proper finger placement and typing techniques.