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Weekend Website #63: Teach Keyboarding

Every Friday I’ll send you a wonderful website that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine.

keyboarding

Step-by-step wiki to teach keyboarding

Age:

2nd-8th

Topic:

Teach keyboarding in the classroom

Address:

Learn Keyboarding

Review:

If you’ve been thrown into the slot of tech teacher at your school, or just want to shake up the program you’ve been teaching for years, this wiki will take you through how to teach keyboarding to grades 2-8. It’s a real-time wiki, meaning I’m using it right now, so you’ll see lots of changes every day. Currently, I’m teaching a summer keyboard class to 4th graders, so that’s what’s under What We Did Today. When the school year returns, it’ll be more of a monthly approach to guide students through skills they need to learn in thirty days.

Either way, you might find it useful for your classes. I’d love your feedback. What else should I include?

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing TeachersIMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

2 thoughts on “Weekend Website #63: Teach Keyboarding

  1. Thanks for the site. I really like it and it seems easy and manageable for using in the classroom. Not wuite so overwhelming for the students!

    • Thanks, Tera. It’s definitely a WIP. I used it this summer with my keyboarding class and was constantly changing things. Take-aways were the importance of starting kids with home row, adding a row at a time, and requiring them to cover the keyboards so they can’t see keys. I’ll be using that in my classes this school year.

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