Sites for Teachers to use with classes to improve Computer Skills

  • Computer Science (CS) First - from Google - teaches basic coding and computer skills through a series of theme-based (art, music, storytelling, and more) computer science activities.Can be used in classroom or after-school settings (grades 4-8)
  • Computer Skills Center - Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of a computer, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. Students will need to create an account--just one time for all of the Learning Express tests.

  • Free Quick References gives you free down-loadable quick reference guides in PDF format to use for Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Excel, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Publisher, and more.

  • Internet Guide - an online glossary to all the terms necessary to successfully navigate the world of cyberspace. Includes a "beginners guide"
  • Living Internet - This site is an in-depth reference about the Internet. Includes topics on the history, design, and use of the internet and more.
  • Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technology. This could be a fun site to use for teaching about analogies.

  • Coding -
    • Codemoji's computer science curriculum for educators allows 1st-8th grade students to learn the basics of web development and coding, including HTML, CSS, and Javascript, in a fun and easy way, allowing them to create their own websites, animations and much more with our unique and adaptable learning platform.
    • Thimble is an online code editor that makes it easy to create and publish your own web pages while learning HTML, CSS & JavaScript.
    • X-Ray Goggles makes it easy to see and remix the code behind your favorite web pages. The best part: you don't need any prior coding experience! Just activate Goggles, click on a section, and edit. Then, share your remixes with others.