Technical ESOs for 4th Graders: Becoming Efficient on the Computer


At EnlightiumAcademy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 4th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 4th grade are expected to learn the best practices for computer efficiency.

Students should review this article with a parent.

Typing speed

You are going to be using computers for the rest of your life. The better you can talk to a computer, the more efficient you will be. Efficient means how well you can do something. The more efficient you are, the better and faster you will be.

Typing on your keyboard is one way that you can talk to your computer. The more efficient you can type, the faster you can talk to your computer.

There are a lot of fun tools on the Internet to help with your typing speed. Typing speed means how fast you can type on the keyboard with little to no mistakes.

Using a search engine

The Internet has a lot of cool information and tools for you to use. But how do you find them? One way is to use a search engine. A search engine lets you type what you are looking for, and then it shows you what you asked for. One of the most popular search engines is Google.

After you are done with this article and quiz, try using a search engine to look for a fun typing speed website.

Search engines are cool, but there are a few things to know about them. A lot of search engines have ads or companies pay the search engine money to show their website first. So if you are looking for “sleeping bags for kids”, someone else paid the search engine money so that their sleeping bag is one of the first ones to show up.

Pro tip: The first page of search engine results will likely all be really good. But the first search engine results that show up will probably cost you more money since someone paid money for that spot. Check out the results starting half-way through the page and you might find what you are looking for at a cheaper price.

Search engines also collect information about you when you search for something. If you search “sleeping bags for kids”, then the search engine knows that you are a kid and that you might be going camping soon. The search engine sells that information about you to a company. That company then might reach out to you to sell your family a brand new tent.

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