- To log into a computer and access a website
Pupils should be taught to:
- Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
- Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
- Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private
Before the lesson
Download classroom resources
Pupils needing extra support:
Encourage the children to stick to brushes before moving on to shapes. Let the children get comfortable with using the mouse to ‘left’ click. Let them navigate the mouse pointer to the icons they are looking for. The children might need help recognising letters: the This is the key on a computer keyboard that you press to produce all capital letters when you type until you turn it off again…. only shows capital letters and they may only recognise lowercase. Support pupils with fine motor control issues in using the mouse carefully.
Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage pupils to explore more complex tools such as ‘Clipart’ or some of the sliding scales under the ‘Shapes’ toolkit.