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NEW for Elementary Students!

Learning with Computers
NEW series from South-Western for K-5

Learning with Computers is a series of project-based books that teach and reinforce keyboarding and computer skills for students in grades Kindergarten-5. The books cover the computer literacy skills established by the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), an ongoing initiative of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.

The books are classified by level, from Level K to Level 5, and build upon each other. The three books in levels K-2 focus on computer awareness and give students a solid foundation in keyboarding. Levels 3-5 introduce and build applications skills and reinforce keyboarding skills.

Additional cross-curricular activities to reinforce the computer skills taught are available in the Side Trips at the end of each project. Each book contains 18 main projects with step-by-step directions and approximately 40 Side Trips activities, so each book contains over 58 computer activities for students to complete. In each project, core-curriculum skills are reinforced so that computer skills are taught in context with skills students are learning in the classroom.

Each project in the Learning with Computers series features the following:

  • Typing Activity page in each project teaches and reinforces typing skills
  • Project Objectives for a clear blueprint of what is to be learned
  • Word Power to aid in learning new computer terms
  • Scenario to introduce the project in an interesting, engaging way
  • Step-by-Step Directions to make it easy to complete each task
  • Jake's Ergonomics Tips to offer posture reminders and avoid bad habits
  • Quick Checks that give students an opportunity to evaluate themselves
  • Side Trips for additional cross-curricular activities to incorporate core curriculum areas

Learning with Computers features characters from South-Western's Bernie's Typing Travels keyboarding software and introduces new friends, too. The books can stand alone or can be used in conjunction with the Bernie software for a complete elementary solution!

Create your own custom bundle of Learning with Computers and Bernie's Typing Travels keyboarding software.

Download Scope & Sequence (102 KB .doc) and K-5 NETS Correlation (70 KB .doc)

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