TECHNICAL SKILLS

The following mouse skills will be required of each student as they work on their next nit.  Links/activities are included for the student to practice each skill.

MOUSE SKILLS*
Technology Practice Skills For SBAC
Grades 3-5
SkillsActivitiesInternet Links/Activity
Mouse SkillsStudents can practice multiple mouse skills, including scrolling, using drop down menus, radio buttons, and accessing links to build their navigation skills.
Highlight/Select TextStudents will wear headphones to listen to content and follow instructions to highlight/select text. Students will highlight/select text to make corrections, add text, and delete text.
NavigationStudents will learn to navigate a webpage by reading instructions, clicking items, dragging items, viewing videos, and entering text into fields.
Drag and DropStudents will practice following instructions by dragging and dropping items thus reinforcing the skills of dragging and dropping within a field.




































PRACTICE ACTIVITIES*

The links below (grouped by grade level) will direct the students to sites where they can practice the technology skills necessary to be successful when taking the Badger 3-8 Assessment.  


Technology Practice Skills-Badger 3-8

Kindergarten

Skills

Description

Internet Links/Activity

Keyboarding

Type to Learn or one of these

Select One of these

Monkey Paws: Students will type keys using left and right hands.

Keyboarding Zoo: Students will practice finding the keys on the keyboard.

Keyboard Climber: Students will navigate the website to begin and type keys that appear.

Mouse Skills

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson

Starfall Pattern Maze allows students to practice using the mouse while they practice identifying shapes.

Birthday Candle Counting gives students the opportunity to practice using the mouse while they practice one-to-one counting.

Alphabet Bingo & Sight Word Bingo allows students to practice using the mouse while practicing letter-sound recognition and capitalization.

Navigation

Download: Navigation Lesson

Starfall is a kid-friendly navigation site that allows students to practice letter-sound recognition. Starfall will begin to allow students to observe patterns in navigation.

Word Machine allows students to practice their short vowel sounds while learning how to look for 'Hot Spots' when navigating websites.

Marvin Makes Music is a read aloud that allows students to practice navigation, while listening to reading.

Drag and Drop

Download: Drag & Drop Lesson

Starfall 2D & 3D Shapes will allow students to identify 2D & 3D shapes while they practice how to 'drag and drop'.

Zac and the Hat allows students to practice short vowel sounds while they practice how to 'drag and drop.'

Students have fun while practicing dragging and dropping by creating characters, cars and more!

Make a Face, Make a Pizza, Create a Car, & Make a Snowman


Technology Practice Skills-Badger 3-8

 Grades 1-2

Skills

Description

Internet Links/Activity

Keyboarding

Dance Mat Typing or one of the following:

Monkey Paws: Students will type keys using left and right hands.

Keyboarding Zoo: Students will practice finding the keys on the keyboard.

Keyboard Climber: Students will navigate the website to begin and type keys that appear.

Mouse Skills

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson

Magical Capitals allows students to practice their understanding of capitalization and mouse skills.

Color, Draw & Paint gives students the opportunity drawing lines, circles and navigating buttons with their mouse.

Balloon Pop Subtraction allows students the opportunity to practice subtraction while they practice their mouse skills.

Navigation

Download: Navigation Lesson

In the Number Chart Game students will place numbers in the appropriate location on the number chart while choosing between levels and finding hot spots. (Math)

Dinosaurs Read Aloud is a read aloud that allows students to practice navigation, while listening to reading. Use hot spots (pause, arrow) and volume sliders. (ELA)

In Study Jams, students can watch videos and play supplemental games on as variety of topics tied to CCSS Math standards. Play a video, use navigation tools, and learn! (Math)

In Math Word Problems, have students choose a grade level, and practice typing in a constructed response box. (Math)

Drag and Drop

Download: Drag & Drop Lesson

In Base Ten Fun students will practice their 'drag & drop' skills by constructing numbers using base ten blocks.

Practice spelling site words by dragging and dropping letters to spell the word.

In Math Journey, students will practice their 'drag and drop' skills by choosing which numbers are greater or less than by traveling through the journey.


Technology Practice Skills-Badger 3-8

Grades 3-5

Skills

Description

Activities

Internet Links/Activity

Keyboarding

Type to Learn or one of these

Keyboarding

Number Pad Practice

 

Keyboard Invasion

Sky Chase

Dance Mat Typing

Typing Club

Number Pad Practice

Math Quiz

 

Mouse Skills

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson

Students can practice multiple mouse skills, including scrolling, using drop down menus, radio buttons, and accessing links to build their navigation skills.

 

Mousing Around  Moucercise

Mouse Practice

Math Mavens

Mouse Practice Bubble Activity

Spelling Bees

FunBrain: Math Arcade

Math Arcade: Visit the site and select your grade before playing the game.

 

Highlight/Select Text

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson

Students will wear headphones to listen to content and follow instructions to highlight/select text. Students will highlight/select text to make corrections, add text, and delete text.

 

Highlighting Practice

Proof Reading Grade 3  

Proof Reading Grades 4

Proof Reading Grade 5

 

Navigation

Download: Navigation Lesson

Students will learn to navigate a webpage by reading instructions, clicking items, dragging items, viewing videos, and entering text into fields.

 

Comic Strip

Friendly Letter

Word Clouds

Study Jams

Story Starter

Make an Animation

Math Videos

 


General Math Support  (see link below) is a free assessment and practice website where students have an opportunity to practice similar skills to what they will need such as drag and drop, selecting points on a number line or graph, etc. Teachers are able to create a free account and set up their classes to assign and track assessments, and even create their own custom questions http://www.thatquiz.org/


*Credits:
  • Oregon Department of Education/SBAC  
  • Middletown Public Schools 
  • Technology Skills Checklist for Online Assessment’ by the University of Kentucky and CAST 
  • Mount Vernon City School District Instructional Technology Curriculum Guide 
  • Regional School District 13 K-6 Technology Integration Curriculum


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