Computer Science: Games and Software for Kids


Computers are used everywhere in our daily life, from school and home to the doctor's office and the store. Even if you do not know how to work a computer completely, there are lots of tricks you can use to make using the computer easier. Since technology seems to be changing very quickly these days, practicing on the computer is important so you can keep up. By doing some simple exercises and learning how computers work, you will be an expert in no time!

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How Computers Work

  • How Do Computers Work? Learn the basics of computers and how they work by reading these fun facts.
  • How Computers Work: This simple tutorial explains the main parts of a computer, what they do, and how they work together.
  • Introduction to Computers: Microsoft has a helpful introduction to computers and the many different types that exist.
  • Computer Basics: This page has some good information about the basics of computers.
  • The Mouse: Learn all about the mouse, how to use it, and more.
  • How to Set Up a Computer: Click on the different parts of the back of the computer to see how to hook it up and what goes where.
  • Input & Output Devices: Learn more about things like your mouse, keyboard, and more.
  • Binary Game by Cisco: There are videos and lots of resources here to help you learn more about binary code.
  • Computer Parts Hangman: Play the game of hangman using words related to computers.

Internet Safety

Keyboarding and Typing

  • Keyboarding Zoo: This game will help you pick the right hand and fingers for the letters on the keyboard.
  • Learn to Type: This is a great interactive tool to help kids practice to learn to type.
  • Key Krusher: Can you beat the clock and hit the right keys? Play this game to find out!
  • Nitro Type: This is a real-time typing contest and game that's lots of fun.
  • Power Typing Lessons: Use this site to help you practice your typing skills.
  • Keyboarding Tutorials: Get your fingers ready to use and play this interactive keyboard tutorial.
  • Fast Typer Game: See how fast you can type these words by playing this game.
  • Typing Lessons: A simple yet effective way to help kids practice learning the letters, numbers, and symbols on the keyboard.

Technology

  • Animation Station: Play around with drawing your own animations online here.
  • Making Animation: This tutorial can help you learn how to make your very own animations!
  • Search Strategies: This lesson plan will help you learn how to find things and research them online.
  • Copyright Challenge Quiz: Take this quiz to help you better understand what a copyright is and how it works.
  • Smileys and Emoticons: This page has a big list of cute smileys and emoticons you can use online.
  • Copy and Paste Emoji: This website enables you to copy and paste emojis into your texts and messages on your desktop computer.