We’ve made it to another Friday! Yay! And I’ve found some fun posters for your computer lab.
1. Digital Citizenship Posters
I use the “Pause and Think Online” video from common sense media in my digital citizenship instruction for kindergarten and first grade. It’s a catchy song, with simple rhyming verses like this:
“Use your heart when you’re online
To feel what’s right and always kind
And to show your friends respect
To be fair and nice on the Internet.”
I found that you can print pdf posters of the song lyrics, available here.
I printed mine and glued them to butcher paper. I’m using this visual in library instruction now. When we finish our digital citizenship lessons in the library, I’ll post this in the computer lab, as a reminder to students of our discussion.
2. Computer Mouse Bulletin Board
Do you have to explain “left click” and “right click” every single time you go to the computer lab? I hope it’s not just me!
I found this fantastic graphic for a computer lab bulletin board. Guess where? Pinterest, of course! Credit is given to elementary techteachers.ning.com, but I could not find a working link to that site.
On the left side, the signs say: Double click icons to start programs. Single click almost everything else.
On the right side, the sign says: Gives you a pop-up menu of choices.
So simple. I would love for my students (aka “crazy clickers”) to understand this! I’ve got to make this bulletin board!
That’s all for now! Just a couple of great (free) ideas I found, and HAD to share with you! Happy Friday!