Lesson Plan

Functions of the Keyboard and Mouse

Using the keyboard and mouse with Dance Mat Typing
Kristy (GAE) L.
Media specialist/librarian
P.S. 200 Benson
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Objectives

Students will be able to explain the functions of a mouse and keyboard, and use them properly

Subjects
Science
Arts
Grades 3 - 5
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Functions of the Keyboard & Mouse

Activity: Presenting

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

 

Student Instructions

Students view video, presentation, and brainstorm ideas with teacher on interactive white board.

2 Turn & Talk

Activity: Conversing

Teacher will facilitate a turn & talk: Why do we need to understand the functions and commands of a keyboard and mouse?

Student Instructions

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.

Student Instructions

Students will wear headphones, and follow Gary The Goat's instructions to learn the proper finger placement and typing techniques.