mmwifeandmom wrote:What type of computer skills are being taught to children at different grade levels now? I've heard other parents talk about their children learning things from typing and research to webdesign and more. These are parents that have their children in public, private, or cooperatives. I have yet to meet anther homeschooling family doing these things nor have I seen a curriculum out there that tells us what to teach, how to teach, and when on this topic. Anybody know? Thanks.
Well, I think these skills can be taught at any age and/or when they are ready.
My 9 yo ds recently started learning to type with a typing program called "Typing Instructor for Kids". He does a lesson while I work with his sis on her school work. He also knows how to use a search engine to find things he wants to find on the internet. Although I don't give him the password to our account so he can't sign on without permission or without my watchful eye. He would prefer I look for him anyway. He and his 6 yo sis are into those crazy stuffed animals called Webkinz. They set up an online account and play games, manage (fake) money, take 'classes', etc. in a 'safe' environment and at the same time are learning how to navigate on the internet.
There are specific ways these things can be taught. For instance with a typing program or a web design program. But there are also all kinds of ways these skills can be taught without a specific program. It's just whatever you may be looking for.