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4 FREE Online Keyboarding Programs for K, 1

cool_stuffMany of the programs I recommended in my post Time to Start Keyboarding required nominal reading–maybe more than new readers in kindergarten and first grade can accomplish. Since then, several friends have told me about some sites they use with their beginning keyboarders that they’ve had great results with. I thought I’d share:

  1. Key Seeker
  2. Big Brown Bear Keyboarding
  3. Keyboard Climber
  4. Super Hyper Spider Typer


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13 thoughts on “4 FREE Online Keyboarding Programs for K, 1

  1. Thanks for the websites. I had seen the keyseeker and keyboard climber before but not the others. My students will be thrilled to try these out.

    • My students’ favorite is Big Brown Bear. I set a goal for them–say, 15 keystrokes in kindergarten–and they have a race to see who gets there. Once they accomplish that, they move on to KidPix or something non-keyboard related. It became a favorite activity over the school year.

      Thanks for visiting. I’m glad you enjoy the sites.

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  3. I was informed by my tech team that our system can no longer support the website that I planned on using, apparently it is causing our Accelerated Reader and My Big Campus to “crash”. (we have Pano Logic “virtual machines”-whatever that means). I’m having a hard time finding a free replacement keyboarding website that is not to “babyish” to be used with 5th and 6th graders. HELP! Thanks!

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    • I am a DanceMat typing fan. I start all my 3-5th graders on it because it focuses on first home row, then QWERTY row and lower row. I think that’s a critical step to learning touch typing.

      I don’t use it in 1st grade, though I’ve tried it with them and they do OK. Second-grade–absolutely. Do you use it for 1st graders?

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