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Computer fun for everyone : great things to do and make with any computer
Saltveit, Elin Kordahl, 1964-
Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley, [1998]

Physical Description:
x, 118 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Presents a variety of projects using computers to create such things as coloring books, comic books, stationery, an email diary, mazes, party invitations, rebuses, and more.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TT869.5 .S25 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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!

Author Notes

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

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-The 34 projects in this book range from the typical-invitations, stationary, and illustrated stories-to the extraordinary-masks, mazes, story chains, and rebuses. The activities vary in difficulty and can be completed with the standard programs that usually come on computers-word processing, graphics, and a Web browser. The clear, step-by-step instructions include helpful black-and-white illustrations. Each project ends with some suggested variations and "Things to Watch Out For." There is little overlap here with Carol Sabbeth's Kids' Computer Creations (Williamson, 1995), which focuses solely on arts and crafts. Teachers and librarians looking for new ways to integrate computers into the curriculum will find this book chock-full of ideas. Children and parents who are looking for new ways to use their computers creatively will enjoy it as well.-Yapha Nussbaum Mason, Brentwood Lower School, Los Angeles (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents
Personal Art Gallery: Clip Art
Frame-Ups: Borders
Color Your World: Coloring Books
Place Keepers: Bookmarks
Make a Million: Money and Coupons
Make It Move: Flip Books
Extra! Extra!: Your Own Newspaper
Once Upon a Time: Story Chains
Act the Part: Plays
Ad-libs: Fill in the Blanks
Cooking Up a Storm!: Make a Cookbook
Monster Mash: Make a Monster
A-Maze-Zing: Mazes
Find That Word: Word Search Puzzles
Party Things
You're Invited!: Making Invitations
Masquerade: Party Masks
Secret Codes
Scrambled Letters: Alphabet Code
Count on This: Number Code