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12 Websites to Teach Mouse Skills

Posted by on August 15, 2014

One of the most important pre-keyboarding skills is how to use the mouse. The mouse hold is not intuitive and if learned wrong, becomes a habit that’s difficult to break. Here are some images to assist you in setting up your newest computer aficionados:

 

Here are 12 websites students will enjoy including 3 for adults new to computers:

Mouse Skills

  1. Bees and Honey1183938_stylized_mouse
  2. Jigsaw puzzles
  3. Jigzone–puzzles
  4. Mouse and tech basics–video
  5. Mouse exercises–for olders too
  6. Mouse practice—drag, click
  7. Mouse skills
  8. Mouse Song
  9. Wack-a-gopher (no gophers hurt in this)

Adults

  1. Mousercize
  2. Mousing Around
  3. Skillful Senior

Bookmark this page on Mouse Skills to stay up-to-date as I find more mouse websites.

If you’re looking for more, Internet4Classrooms has a long list you might like, and these fun sites from minimouse.us.

More on mouse skills:

Dear Otto: Should Lefties Use Right Hands for Mousing Around

Tech Tip #61: How to Get Youngers to Use the Right Mouse Button

Dear Otto: Should I fix ‘Thumb clicking’?


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

updated 4-3-16

9 Responses to 12 Websites to Teach Mouse Skills

  1. donna ayers

    its fun

  2. Jacqueline

    The web sites were very good for my Prek -1st graders. Thank you so much for the free info…

  3. Marcel van de Wouw

    Hi Jacqui,

    My kindergarten section contains several games that require mouse skills, like the decorate games and the basic jigsaw puzzles and line puzzles… so perhaps you want to add another link 😉 to my site (?)
    http://www.digipuzzle.net/education/kindergarten/index.htm

    Kind regards,
    Marcel

    • Jacqui Murray

      Absolutely, Marcel. Thanks for adding this. Would you also add a comment on the ‘Mouse skills’ page–http://askatechteacher.com/great-kids-websites/mouse/. Next time I collate, I’ll mix it in.

  4. lprice970@aol.com

    yeahhhhhhh!!!

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