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Is your child ready? Computer Literacy is a must!

posted Jul 13, 2009, 2:56 PM by TexasTechies .org
Computer literacy is a must for children in today's age, here is some information about computer classes for kids...
 
Although it has been a really long time since the computer was developed, the computer has become an object of great importance to day, be it any workplace and any profession. The uses and applications of computers are vast and un-ending. Computer literacy has become a pre-requisite while appearing for almost every odd interview. Since it is a known fact that today’s children will grow up to become responsible adults of tomorrow, they must be introduced to the basic technology that currently rules the world. This article will provide you with all the essential information you need to know before you enroll your child for computer classes.

What are the various types of computer classes?

Many schools and colleges offer computer classes for children. These classes are safe and reliable since they are designed specially for the children considering their ages and the distinct learning and grasping speeds. In case you fail to find such a computer class for your kids, there exist several virtual classes that offer computer lessons over the net. Also there exist several computer-teaching software that is sold in the market, in case you fail to find a suitable virtual classroom as well.

What is the suitable age for children to enroll them for a computer class?

Your child is ready to learn basic computer skills when he/ she is ready for the preschool. However the computer skills that would be taught to a 4 year old will be different than the elder kids. In case your child has an inclination for a career in computers, make sure you enroll him for the advanced level computer classes as well. This will give him an introduction to the syllabus that he will be taught in further professional courses.

What are the things that I should look for while selecting a computer class for my child?

Most importantly you need to check whether the class that you are registering for is a reliable one. Ask for an introductory session to give you a brief idea of the content that your child will be exposed to. Check whether the location of the classes seems convenient and safe for your child to visit regularly. Interact with the teachers/instructors and see whether they seem well prepared and pleasant. Ask what the teacher student ratio would be and whether your child would get personal attention. Check the number of computers in the class and make sure very child gets a personal computer while working in the class.

What if my child finds the computer classes too boring?

To avoid this problem, enroll your child in a computer class that has a good balance of education and entertainment. Monotonous theoretical knowledge can also sometimes make the children lose interest. Choose a class that offers plenty of hands on experience for the students.

What sort of things will my child learn in a computer class?

Depending on your child’s age, the computer classes usually start with basic computer skills like using the mouse, the keyboard, painting and drawing, simple pre-school games etc. Elder kids are then taught the functioning of the computer, the use of important software, and of course browsing the Internet. Advanced levels also offer various computer languages like C, C++ and knowledge of latest animation and graphics software.

What are the benefits of computer classes?

The first and most important benefit of having enrolled your child in a computer class is introducing him to technology so that he is comfortable with it. Computer skills, and proficiency at using the mouse and keyboard are known to enhance the hand-eye co-ordination of children. Having sound knowledge of basic computer software is nowadays a pre-requisite for any career, providing this knowledge to your child is like preparing him for the future.
 
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