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12 Websites to Teach Mouse Skills

Posted by on August 15, 2014

Please see the update here with more websites, puzzles, adult-friendly sites, trackpad skills sites, and posters!

Resource list constantly updated here

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-18 technology for 30 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, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today and TeachHUB, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

updated 12-23-18

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