These sites are about basic computer operations and parts. Learn about the Internet, mouse, keyboard, and basic computer software. Includes information about the history of computers and basic computer software. There are links to eThemes Resources on keyboarding skills, Internet Safety, and Excel.
This ThinkQuest has a timeline (and quotes)about computers through the years. NOTE: Two links at the bottom lead to online messages posted by a variety of people. NOTE: The site has some outdated information.
See the development of computers from the abacus to the World Wide Web. (Scroll down the page and click on the "Who are These Nerds?" link to view photographs and learn about most important people in the computer development.)
These lesson plans and class activities arranged by grades and designed to teach kids how safely surf the Internet, use chat rooms, handle e-mails, understand advertising, and do online research. Click on a grade level in the left sidebar to access lessons. NOTE: You will be required to open an account to access the free content.
These sites have tips and advice on how children and young adults can use the Internet safely. Includes tips on surfing, chat rooms, and how not to give out personal information. There are online games and activities that teach lessons about Internet safety. There are also pledges and certificates that children can sign.
These sites offer numerous ideas for doing classroom projects that include the use of Microsoft Excel. There are many examples of using timelines, graphs, and probability charts for a variety of fun activities. Many sites offer step-by-step instructions or allow you to download a pre-formatted spreadsheet and change it to fit your needs. Also includes Excel tutorials.