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Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 12, 2005 11:18AM
A teacher here asked me if I can find a "Basic Mouse Skills for Kindergardeners" type program for OS X...

I haven't found much yet...

Was wondering if anyone had a suggestion.

Thanks in advance!





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Eureka, CA
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 12, 2005 11:22AM
Ask Max, I'll bet he can teach them some mousing skills.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: December 12, 2005 11:29AM
I've never seen Max.

POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX!

POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX!

POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX! POST MAX!







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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Pam
Date: December 12, 2005 11:34AM
They need mousing lessons? I've always found kids to be very quick at picking it up. Even finding out things that teachers didn't know you could do. Seems to me that any app that has kids moving the mouse around would be fine. Like Concentration where you have to match pictures.
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 12, 2005 11:43AM
NOW you've done it Jimmypoo!

You've angered him!






Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: December 12, 2005 11:43AM
a car battery charger with sponges attached would also help them learn pretty quicky.

Probably want to go with a lower amp unit, however.
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 12, 2005 11:44AM
Pam;

Hate to say it, but the biggest problem we have is not dumb students, but teachers that are dumber than rocks... THEY won't take the time to learn how to use the computer, and so they have real trouble teaching the kids about them... even the basics...






Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: December 12, 2005 11:46AM
Mr. Nudgey considers such displays of violence beneath him.

Besides, he can always poop in your shoe.

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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 12, 2005 11:51AM
Hey, I remember that kitty pic!

He's a handsome devil!






Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 12, 2005 11:58AM
Max seems to have settled down...










PS Someone tell me if these images work...
The internet filter here at work filters the root site I have them stored on... so I have to post them from memory.





Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Pam
Date: December 12, 2005 11:58AM
Paul, tell them to just turn the kids loose! Honestly, using a mouse is like using a push button phone these days. Remember when we were kids and were taught how to use a rotary phone? Schools don't teach kids how to use phones anymore. Other than 911 is for help. The best you and they can do is have the kids play just about any game, like The Playroom, to get experience in mousing.

I assume they are just using a one button mouse?
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 12, 2005 12:02PM
One button, and some two-button mice I've bought as replacements when Kindergardeners goop up the factory mice too badly smiling smiley

If the teacher would just spend FIVE MINUTES explaining the difference between moving the mouse, and a click-drag, and a click and double-click...
It would make a world of difference...

BUT... instead, they ask for software to do it for them...
So, I look for software...
Such is my place on the totem pole here.









Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Pam
Date: December 12, 2005 12:04PM
BTW, Paul your Max looks a lot like my Oreo. And jimmypoo's Mr. Nudgey like my Tiger. I have 2 more, Milkshake and Shadow. Plus a bunny. I need my head examined ;)
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 12, 2005 12:32PM
BooBoo and BunBun think a double date with Max and Mr. Nudgey might be in order.







Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 12, 2005 12:34PM
Max already has his Tux ;)






Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Screech Owl
Date: December 12, 2005 12:43PM
Tell the teacher to ask if any of the kids already KNOW how to use a mouse - I'm sure she''ll have a few that do and are more than willing to teach the others. Good self-esteem builder for the "demonstrators"
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Re: Any Good "Basic level Mousing" educational software titles?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: December 12, 2005 12:43PM
Nudgey shaved just for the occasion!

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