Mousing Around

Some of you may already know this, but I work in a public library. Half of my time is spent checking books in and out, helping patrons on the public computers, answering some reference questions, helping patrons locate books and movies, etc. The rest of my time is spent in the adult literacy department.
We focus primarily on teaching basic literacy skills (reading and writing) and English as a second language. In the last year or so I have been teaching a basic computer class. Whew. Guys, it’s wonderful and crazy all at the same time. Most of my students are older people who have NEVER EVEN TOUCHED A COMPUTER. Crazy, huh? It can get super frustrating, like when homegirl continuously right clicks even when you’ve told her 14 times to left click, but it’s also really rewarding seeing my students learn and grow.
I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the websites I’ve used either for class and reference.
1. Mousing Around Mousercise – Everyone’s fave! You even get a diploma at the end.
2. Microsoft Digial Literacy – Snore-fest
3. Digital Literacy Assesment – This one is awesome because I am able to see my student’s level of understanding. Take an assesment and see how you do!

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