3 Practical Tech Tips to Teach Kids

Internet Search

Internet Search in google of "star wars" -yoda

 

We can show kids how to get better search results when using a search engine such as Google. If they want to know more on Star Wars without any info on Yoda, they can! And for fun, have your kids type “Do a barrel roll” into Google.

 

Shortcuts

Shortcuts Copy, paste

Showing them how to do shortcuts such as cut, copy, & paste is a must. We tend to forget kids don’t really know how to do them and just how practical they are in their everyday lives.

 

Email

To: Email@gmail.com

Subject: Pep Talks


Hello. Here are two links for you to look at and decide which one looks better.

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwlhUcSGqg
  2. Kid President Pep Talk

Have a nice day,

Holly

gmail compose options


 

When our kids have an email account, we must show them some email etiquette. Such as, how to layout an email and how to use clean links so their email looks nicer. Point out how #2 looks so much better than #1 in the example above.

Why are simple tech tips important anyways?

It’s important to teach simple and useful tips to our kids because they will easily relate to them, feel empowered with their new knowledge and want to learn more. Which is what we want to achieve. We want to hopefully give them a thirst for more so they keep desiring to learn more and continue to add more to their tech repertoire.

Sometimes the hardest part is just getting kids to the point of wanting to learn more complex coding concepts. But if we show them how empowering tech can be in their lives in these useful ways, we will help create kids who may want to dig deeper and go farther.

 

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