In our first class we worked in groups of three. We started by introducing ourselves. Then we learned/reviewed some vocabulary:
- keyboard - we talked about how the keyboard has numbers and letters
- mouse - we talked about how the mouse controls the location of the cursor
I showed them how to hold a mouse properly. Demonstrated how to start Internet Explorer and how to start the "Flower Garden" application. They practiced "left clicking" on the screen to add flowers and then "dragging" the mouse (holding down the left mouse button) to create continuous flowers. If necessary, I showed them how to make their Internet Explorer window "full screen". At the end of the lesson, they learned how to close the window to their application.
AssessmentI observed to see that they were able to:
- holding the mouse properly
- control where the mouse goes
- click on a link
- left mouse click
- drag the mouse
Special notes: We did not get to everyone. Next class we will start with Joseph and Alasdair. I will also setup 4 stations instead of 3 to ensure we get to everyone.