Kindergarten students at Eugene Field, Hawthorne, and Linwood have been working hard on practicing how to log into a computer. As you might see (in the pictures above and video below), students are using paper keyboards, real keyboards with the cords cut off, and the keyboard on the SMART Board to find the necessary letters/numbers/keys needed to log into a computer. Soon these students will be experts (and will not need their login cards) and they will move on to more fun things like Word and PowerPoint.
Here is a sample of a login card:
|(As a former Kindergarten teacher, I DO NOT like having to write student names in all capital letters, however in reality, that is what students need to see in order to begin to quickly locate the keys on the keyboard.)|
On the computers students will be using, it is helpful to put stickers on the common keys they will need to push: Ctrl, Alt, Delete, Shift, Enter and the Period keys. On the example below, you can see that Ctrl, Alt, Delete have the same sticker so students will know to push those keys together at the same time.