I start by teaching them the parts of the computer by playing Simon Says ("point to the keyboard/ mouse/ monitor/screen/ CPU/ printer/ USB/ etc") so they know what I'm asking them to do. Then I begin with something easy like http://more2.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/load.htm where they can learn ABCs while learning skills like click and drag through game play. After that we go to keyboarding using http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr#z34thyc BBC's Dance Mat Typing, which I have used for grades 1-4. They all LOVE it because then accents are unique...just make sure they all have headphones! It's great for fingering and keyboarding on the honor system...or your can come up with your own recording system. After that I use programs like Kidspiration where they can make webs using pictures to show "All about Me". Grade 1s and 2s like to use word to create illustrated math problems with fancy fonts for eachother to solve, where they are the 'teacher', they trade problems with a partner to solve and they get to correct their partner's work...Consider these things all take time to introduce, play time to gain the skill and repetition to turn practice into reality. Try the app before you demonstrate it and learn along with them...I've been 'schooled' be grade 2 when doing Sway and all I could do was acknowledge that we are all learners!
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