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Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (6) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (4) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.


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Healthy Computing for Kids
http://www.healthyco...
Kids have special needs when it comes to computers, from a smaller mouse for smaller hands to footrests that support the dangling feet of children in adult-sized chairs. Keeping your kids safe means tailoring the workstation to their pint-sized frames using good products, the right setup, and healthy usage habits. Read on for a quick list of tips and suggestions on keeping your kids comfortable.

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School Ergonomics Programs:  Guidelines for Parents
http://ergo.human.co...
With the number of computers in classrooms increasing every day, many schools are beginning to institute ergonomics programs to show students, teachers, and parents how to reduce the risks of computer-related injuries.  What follows is part of such an ergonomics program, in the form of guidelines that have been developed for the parents of school children, from the needs identified by a project with Blackwell Elementary School in Redmond, Washington. The guidelines have been included in the "Get Techfit" program developed by Diane Tien and her class at this school.

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Computers Can Be a Real Pain
http://kidshealth.o...
This article discusses proper body posture while using a computer.

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Computers Can Be a Real Pain
http://kidshealth.o...
This article discusses proper body posture while using a computer.

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A User-Friendly Workstation
http://www.uhs.berke...
This web page provides an image, checklists, and tips for providing a user-friendly workstation.

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Good Computer Ergonomics for Children
http://www.cascadewe...
At least 70 percent of America's 30 million elementary school students use computers. As a result of this increased usage, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer station that are either designed for adults or poorly designed for children. Many children are already suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic pain in the hands, back, neck and shoulders. These are harmful physical effects that can last a life-time.

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Computer Ergonomics for Elementary School Students
http://orosha.org/ce...
Computer Ergonomics is about things that you can do to make working on a computer more comfortable and better for your body, for example, wearing a bike helmet when riding a bike and a seatbelt when riding in a car are two simple things that you do to be safe. The Computer Ergonomics for Elementary School Students (CergoS) Web site will show you some simple and affordable ways to make sure that your body is safe and comfortable while using a computer.

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How to sit at a computer
http://www.ergonomic...
This site provides the four basic steps to Setting Up Your Computer Workstation

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School Ergonomics Programs: Guidelines for Parents
http://ergo.human.co...
With the number of computers in classrooms increasing every day, many schools are beginning to institute ergonomics programs to show students, teachers, and parents how to reduce the risks of computer-related injuries.

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Learn the Keys Game
http://www.abcya.com...
Imagine that your keyboard fell apart and you had to put all the keys back in their correct places! Now is your chance to practice! Your job is to put a keyboard back together. You can click and drag letters to their correct places. Only the letters in the right spots will stay! Choose the keyboard design you like below and click on it to begin.

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Typing with Katie
http://www.growing.c...
This site will help students learn the keys on the keyboard.

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Dance Mat Typing
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
This is a great animated site which shows students how to place fingers on the appropriate keys on the keyboard and gives them practice typing with correct finger placement.

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Typing Club
http://typingclub.co...
A touch typing tutorial to help you learn to type between 40-90 words per minute.

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Dance Mat Typing
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
This is a great animated site which shows students how to place fingers on the appropriate keys on the keyboard and gives them practice typing with correct finger placement.

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