The I-Files Durack State School Resource Centre  (Internet Branch)

Computer Skills


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Resources for Learning - Years 4-7

  Generally Speaking Tutorials  


bullet Kids Computer Lab
bullet E-Learning for Kids
bullet Kids Online - A graphical and interactive tool to learn about the components of a computer.
bullet Wydea - Science and Technology






bullet Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 : Free for Personal Use.  Teachers should seek permission using the form on the home page
bullet On-Line Practice Modules - Step-by-step lessons on how to use a variety of applications used in K-12 classrooms
bullet PowerPoint tutorial - with cartoon characters, for students and teachers 
bullet Lissa Explains it All -- HTML Help and Tutorial for Kids
bullet Photostory Tutorial
bullet Welcome to the Internet


Keyboard Skills Learning online
bullet Dance Mat Typing
bullet - Free typing games online, fun and lesson based keyboarding games including home row!
bullet GameGhost typing
bullet ABCya! - Choose Fourth or Fifth Grade for some skill builders
bullet Typing Games - 50 games on RapidTyping to improve your keyboard skills
bullet Typing Master's Online Typing games
bullet Typing Challenge - Learning Games for Kids' typing games - try Arachnid Falls , for a start -  you need to type numbers, letters and letter combinations to beat the spiders.


bullet Using the Web
bullet Webwise at BBC
bullet Fact Monster’s Guide to Doing Research on the Internet


Copyright Internet Safety
bullet All Right to Copy? - an interactive teaching and learning resource for primary/secondary students


bullet Hector's World  
bullet CyberQuoll (age 8–12),
bullet Cybersmart Kids Online



Resources for Teaching

bullet On-Line Technology Tutorials From Around the World Wide Web
bullet Life-Long Computer Skills (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
bullet : Reverting to Type article - by Doug Noon, May 1, 2007
bullet Scoring Power Points - Jamie McKenzie on avoiding "Power Pointlessness
bullet Just in Time Technology - Jamie McKenzie (Jan 2003 - but the point remains pertinent)
bullet Website Creation for Children - contains a number of links with resources to use with children

Copyright & Ethical use of technology


Smartcopying - Official guide to copyright for schools and TAFE


Australian Copyright Council Information and FAQs for Students


Copy it right! - (Education Queensland account holders only)  at the Learning Place - Access Key S6681802



Integrating KidPix into the curriculum


ItrainOnline - Includes tutorials on basic computer skills, technical skills, web development.


The ItrainOnline MMTK is a growing collection of "workshop kits" for face-to-face training. The materials use a standard set of templates, and offer building blocks for trainers to build their own courses.  Materials are distributed under one of the Creative Commons licenses for easy redistribution.


How to choose the right words for the best search results



Promoting Online Safety - Promoting Online Safety: A toolkit for School Leaders.


Cyber[smart:] Australian government site on all aspects of cybersafety


NetAlert Teacher Resources and PD - Australian CyberSafe schools project. Links with CyberQuoll above


Kidsmart: Teachers Section  UK site for teachers of Key Stages 1 and 2. Some resource downloads






Durack State School

Updated May 2007