Computer Walkabout (years 5-6)

Revised version is for Windows 10 and Office 365
A FREE version of Office 365 may be found at:
– only need a school email address.

If you have Windows 10 but Office 2010, can do.
If you have Windows 10 but Office 2013, can do.

Computer Walkabout is a workbook to assist students with computer skills.

    • 14 weeks of lessons along with typing practice.
    • a dictionary of computer and Internet terminology.
    •  answers to the word searches (not on Kindle version) and questions.
    • suitable for years 5-6 and older

Year 5 English curriculum: creating texts

4. Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1707)

Year 6 English curriculum: creating texts

4. Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts (ACELY1717)

Manual begins with a dictionary of computer terms.

Teacher email:

Sorry it’s been so long to get back to you. VERY detailed. Great lesson ideas, covering a huge amount of needed skills. The intro (what you know) might be too detailed eg. about the history etc. especially for primary schools, but otherwise THANK YOU!!!!!

Miss Karen Eakin

Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School



Review byMA on November 14, 2015

4.0 out of 5 starsThis book is an easy step by step guidance and written with an end …

This is a practical handbook for those who want to increase their navigational skills through word processing and the internet. This book is an easy step by step guidance and written with an end to educate people in this area.

An example:


open file:

Your Nathan’s story may be on a folder or a USB or memory stick so you will need to insert the stick and click on the arrow opposite My Documents to choose.
Click on the story.
Scroll down to the end of your story. Use the lower arrow on the right hand side or drag the bar down.
Now type some more of the story.
Nathan thought they were trying to scare him but he’d already seen terrible things done on the ship which brought him out from England. And he’d faced dreadful heartache and loneliness after his father died.
More than anything, he’d love having another boy to play with when the adults couldn’t be bothered. How could it be wrong to talk and play with one of the locals? Sure, they were a different colour. They wore little or no clothing in this hot weather, but that made sense.
Save your new text by + S = Save.
Next you are going to change the margins of the story.
Click on Page Layout then click on Margins.
Choose the Margins Tab.
Change Top to 6 cm and Left to 6 cm
What happened to the picture of lines in the Preview Box?
Click on OK to see your story moved down and to the right.
Now + Z. (make sure cursor is on the first word).
Watch your story revert back to the previous margins.

Turn over for more work.
Next you are going to learn about setting a margin or left tab using the ruler.

Using your Nathan’s story, highlight the second paragraph by dragging your

MOUSE from “He was…” to “Nothing.”

You are going to move the left margin or tab setting so that “He was…Nothing”
will move.

Look at the top ruler.

Use your MOUSE to move the arrows (have to do both separately) to one (1) inch.

Your text should move to the right.

Now press + Z until your paragraph returns to its original position.
(cursor on “he”…)

Indenting paragraphs—a temporary measure.

Using the same paragraph as above, find the Left Indent button on your

Formatting toolbar—it has one arrow and lines.

Click on the arrow a few times and watch your paragraph move to the right.

Now press + Z until your paragraph returns to its original position.

Close your work (and Word) by clicking on the X button in the Title bar.

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