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Word Processing Resource CD ROM                                             

In order to raise badly needed funds we are making the following resources available on CD ROM. These sheets have all been created within the school and are based on class experience. On the WP Resource CD ROM you will find the following.

A:135 individual Word Processing lessons for children. These lessons are grouped thematically. They can be printed up and are ideal for photocopying. You do not need any new software on your PC to get the children to use these lessons. They are all based upon Wordpad which comes free with the Windows operating system.

The basis for these WP worksheets may be found in the second last paragraph on P.46 in the Primary School Curriculum [Introduction] Also, on page 36 Point Two you will find a further reference.There are also significant referances to specific exercises which are replicated below. See Broad Objectives - English Language Curriculum Manual.P11 and 12. This provides the basis for the grouping of the 125 worksheets provided on the CD ROM.

These sample worksheets give an indication of the resources to be found on our WP Resource CD ROM

Basics: 1 WP.doc  Word Processing skills:   Crocodile.doc  Generic:   Newsletter.doc 

Self Correcting :Spaces.doc    Descriptive:  Descriptive Rules.doc Comprehension:    Glemating.doc    

Records and Data handling/Technical :   Print Screen.doc  Creative:  Colouritis.doc 

Projects: Book Raffle.doc  Year Book.doc    

B: 40 sheets that cover some of the more basic PC skills e.g. Arranging Icons, Maximise and Minimise, Creating shortcuts etc. They focus on one item per sheet and are written in language suitable for children.These can be printed up as a general reference for the children.

C:Over 300 categorised educational internet links which can be placed on the desktop. This gives direct access to the site you or the children are looking for.

D: Over 100 fonts and dingbats. While the actual worksheets use very few "odd" fonts we have included these fonts and dingbats as they should prove very useful. The site we downloaded these fonts from said they were freeware.

E:Computer Literacy Board. This is a dummy coloured keyboard which can be printed up and laminated. I have found it extremely useful when it comes to teaching children the keys on the keyboard. e.g. Sean! What colour is the SHIFT key on your CLB? If he says orange then I know he has the right key etc.

F:Pictiuirí. This folder contains categorised clipart images which you may find useful re Irish History, Nature, Children etc

How to order: Please send a minimum donation of 40 Euros -cheques only- to Mr. John Farrell, WP Resources CD ROM, Holy Family BNS. Askea, Carlow. Cheques should be made out to Holy Family BNS development fund. Do not send any personal cheques. Thanking you all for your support. Please note, if you wish to order the Gaeilge Resources disk for children also, then a minimum donation of 60 Euros will suffice.

We get 80 hits on average per week from schools in America. If you wish to get a copy of this disk, any donation in the region of $40 will suffice.

Míle Buíochas.

Testimonials:

"These sheets are very useful for teaching kids word processing." Kidsdomain.com

The WP lessons are excellent..I particularly liked the Creative and Descriptive ones.- P.M. Dublin.

Worksheets much appreciated.- J.M. Drimnagh.

Thank you for your worksheets. They are excellent.- F.M.   S.Treasa.

Very user friendly. J.C. Limerick.

Excellent Resources.- R.W. Bromley

Wonderfully simple. Mrs. G. Philadelphia.

Thank you for your site. It has given me some hope! Y.S. Santa Cruz New Mexico.

The children seem to be able to work ahead by themselves with just a briefish introduction on my part. S.L. Dublin.

Wonderful resources. Children enjoy them very much. JL. California.