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I am organizing an elementary school elective computer class. The grades are 3rd through 5th. What are some topics that are most important to cover and what are also the most fun for the kids.

During our first class we covered some photo editing basics using an online Photoshop alternative called pixlr.com.
- Cropping
- layers (multiple images)
- eraser tool

Any ideas or suggestions would really help.
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I use to work for our local schools as there Admin.

Seriously the biggest things kids need to learn are:

Keyboard typing skills. They need to be able touch type by the time they hit high school.
Proper care. Another big one. They should have it drilled into them that breaking anything is a terrible idea.
Software skills. I know it isn't fun. But word and excel need to be taught as well.
Fun software. Photoshop is great but way to advanced tongue.gif Otherwise, I would say rollercoaster tycoon. You can teach them alot in there.

Just my 2 cents.
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