That’s right. I have a radio appearance coming up on Wednesday, October 12th, 9am (ET–which means I’ll be up and gabbing at 6am my time) on Rae Pica’s BAM! Radio show, Body, Mind & Child to discuss ‘When should keyboarding be taught? (I’m on at 6am, so catch the replay) Anyone who knows me understands why they reached out to me on that topic. I’ll be sharing the mic with Cris Rowan, CEO of Zone’in Programs Inc. and Sunshine Coast Occupational Therapy Inc.
As I chat with parents and readers of my blogs and guest posts, keyboarding is among the top five topics they always ask about. When should it be taught? How do you start kids? Can keyboarding too early harm children? Keyboarding is my second most popular post (after my collection of child-friendly websites). I’ve written more posts on this subject than any other, including:
- How Fast Should Kids Type
- Keyboarding in the Classroom
- How to Teach Keyboarding in Lower School
- Yes, You Should Assign Keyboarding Homework
- 6 Kindergarten Keyboard Basics
- Ten Best Keyboarding Hints You’ll Ever See
- 18 Online Keyboard Sites for Kids
- 4 FREE Online Keyboarding Programs for K, 1
- 5 Best Online Keyboarding Programs
- 20 Best Keyboarding Websites
- What are Your Favorite Summer School Keyboard Activities
There’s also tremendous interest in shortkeys, aka keyboard shortcuts:
…and the prequel to keyboarding–mouse skills:
- Four Online Sites to Teach Mouse Skills (the prequel to keyboarding)
- 7 More Great Mouse Skills Programs
Cris believes in unplugging kids while I plug them into all the exciting ways to experience technology. Should be a fun discussion.
Anyone have experience on radio appearances, I’d love your thoughts. What should I wear?
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of 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 Teachers, IMS 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 or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.