Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Point, Click, and Go Try-It

1. Making the Computer Work (Tues. 1/12/10):

We learned these things on the desktop computer and the laptop. They were easy.

2. Computer Language (Thurs. 1/21/10):

Software - Data that is stored digitally that includes games and programs for the computer.

Program - It is instructions for the computer. It tells the computer how to do stuff, like to type and other cool stuff.

Database - It is an electronic file cabinet where data is stored.

Hardware - The computer and all of the visible appliances.

Icon - A little picture of a program on the computer that you can double click and open the program.

Font - The different kinds and shapes of letters.

Memory - It helps to store stuff, remember stuff, and run programs on the computer.

Laptop Computer - The computer on which Mom does her PhD. You can put this one in a bag and take it with you.

Desktop Computer - The computer is the one that Dad plays the bicycle games on. it is too big and heavy and not portable.

Your computer's desktop - The screen that you see when the computer is on.

3. Write a Story (Tues. 1/19/10):

4. Playing a Game (Thurs. 1/7/10):

I played the Buzz Lightyear game on the NASA Kids' Club website. It was really fun!

5. Creating (Tues. 1/12/10):

I wrote a thank you note to my grandma and grandpa for the Christmas card and gift that they sent me.

6. Talk Time (Tues. 1/12/10):

I chatted online before my online class and it was really fun! One of the people on the other line said, "Hellloooooooooo" It was really funny!

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