Computer Fun for Everyone: Great Things to Do and Make with Any Computer

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A delightful fusion of recreation and education learn valuable computer skills and have a ball!

This lively, illustration–packed book features dozens of fun, easy, and educational projects kids can do on any computer, whether at home or school. Children (not to mention parents) will enjoy making coloring books, drawing monsters, designing personal stationery, and creating word–search puzzles. Providing kids with a fresh alternative to repetitive and violent computer games, this book teaches reading, problem–solving, math, and language arts fundamentals, as well as computer skills.

Requires no special hardware, software, or computing skills kids can jump right in.

  • The only computer activity book available for kids that combines games with learning.
  • Activities include making coloring books, drawing computer pictures, designing letterhead, and much more.

Elin Kordahl Saltveit (San Francisco, CA) is the computer education director for three Bay–area schools and a regular speaker at educational computing conferences.

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The fast, fun way to become a computer whiz!

Do you love drawing, writing, or just playing games? Now you can have an even better time doing them on your computer. With the amazing activities in this book, you can become a spy, a newspaper reporter, even a comic book illustrator. And you can do it on any computer.

With the click of a mouse and this fun–filled book, you will be able to draw pictures and create graphics, design books and a newspaper, exchange secret codes and write stories with your friends, and more all without buying any special programs!

You can also learn how to:

  • Publish your own newspaper complete with pictures
  • Print play money (don′t try to spend it!)
  • Create mazes, puzzles, and word games
  • Invent all sorts of new computer projects of your own
  • Draw maps for treasure hunts
  • Chat with your friends through circular E–mail
  • And more!

So what are you waiting for? Start having more fun with your computer today!

About the Author:

ELIN KORDAHL SALTVEIT is a computer education director in the San Francisco Bay area and a regular speaker at educational computing conferences.

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