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Weekend Websites #57: 28 Websites to Teach Tech to Kindergarten-First Grade

Posted by on July 29, 2011

The moment students start using the computer, they need to create good habits. That includes not only posture and hand position, but internet use, In my class, that starts in kindergarten. Students need to understand the pros and cons of computer basics, the dangers and benefits of websites, and the right way to use both (they’re not just for games).

Here’s a list of websites I use with my kindergarten and first graders to both introduce them to the computer (and all of its parts) and start them on the right way to surf the internet. I start with internet basics and mouse skills at the beginning of the year and spend the remaining months working through the rest. By second grade, they’re ready for more advanced skills:

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, an Editorial Review Board member for SIGCT, an IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

3 Responses to Weekend Websites #57: 28 Websites to Teach Tech to Kindergarten-First Grade

  1. Elaine Habernig

    Great website. I added this page to the Computer Skills section of my technology page.
    ehabernig.wikispaces.com

  2. Jacqui

    Thanks, Elaine. Love your wiki. You have lots of good information on it.

  3. Jacqui

    You’re added, Elaine. You should get your first website within a week. Enjoy!

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