Navigation Skills ICT KS1. Learn valuable computer navigation skills with these links to interactive resources. Suitable for KS1, ages 5-7 years. Develop mouse, keyboard, scrollbar and drag and drop skills in the classroom. Parents looking for fun ways to introduce their child to the computer at home will find useful internet sites to help.
Cheese Sniffer Interactive
An ICT game to support directional and ICT skills. Played in pairs or as a group game (ask one player to instruct two others at the board) - using the commands: up, down, left, right. Encourage students to mental planning of routes to the nearest cheeses.
Dance Mat Typing Interactive
Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, a fun way to learn touch typing. There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages. You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.
Learn To Type Interactive
These exercises are designed to improve your touch typing skills. The exercises gradually build up from using a few keys until you have total keyboard mastery.
Sky Chase Interactive
Sky Chase is a 12-player race game for practicing keyboarding. Each student has a jet in the race. Correctly spelled answers power the jet through the race. Whichever jet reaches the finish line first wins! Up to 12 players can play at once.
Super Ski Jump Interactive
Find out about control systems with Penny as she loops the loop. This program has 5 levels. In Game 1, just press the space bar to make Penny go round. Games 2, 3 & 4 give you buttons to click. Game 5 gives an introduction to programming!
Train Tracker Interactive
Make your own train set using different track pieces, then watch the train go round. Join up the ends of your track so the train goes round and round. You can even make figure-of-eight loops using the “crossroads” piece. A great little modelling tool, which can also be used for cause & effect play. Registration required but resources are free to use.