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Welcome! There are eight main Quests that are separated into two parts for this Basics adventure and three Gold Quests that are included for those wishing additional resources.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this Thing you will:

  • be able to navigate the 21 Things 4 Students website (Knowledge Constructor]
  • understand basic technology operations [Empowered Learner]
  • understand my school's Acceptable Use of Technology Policy [Digital Citizen]
  • know how to improve keyboarding skills [Empowered Learner]
  • understand basic email etiquette and safety [Digital Citizen]


TechTips: The first set of four Quests has activities to help you navigate the 21 Things, capture your screen, use shortcuts and tips for using a web browser. 

TechTips Quests
Image of a mobile phone with map and direction marker Screenshot of the 21things page with a camera image in the center scissors cutting a paper with short cut written on it image of a web browser window with a globe in the middle
Quest 1 
Navigation tips
Quest 2
How to do a

Quest 3 
Smart shortcuts

Quest 4 
Web browser


TechSkills: The second set of four Quests has activities to help you improve your computing knowledge and skills.

TechSkills Quests
hands keyboarding on a laptop Shows a lock in front of a computer screen envelope with the @ sign and the word email envelope with email and a happy face for etiquette
Quest 5
Tech Gymnastics
Quest 6
Safe and Secure

Quest 7

Quest 8
Email Etiquette


Basics Gold Quests: These Quests are for those wishing to explore additional Basic activities.

Basics Gold Quests

file folder image with domain names like .org and .com on it


tech equipment, plugs, tablet, phone, headphones

image of snapchat ghost like figure, twitter bird, old phone

Files and Domains  Techie Equipment  Valuable Communication

awardiconI have completed the Quests as assigned by my teacher.
Proceed to the graduation page for this Thing.