Keyboarding Websites

Please click here for updates   ABCYa–Keyboard challenge—grade level Alphabet rain game Barracuda game Big Brown Bear Bubbles game Dance Mat Typing Finger jig practice game Free typing tutor GoodTyping.com Keyboard lessons—16—video, etc Keyboard practice—quick start Keyboarding practice Keyboarding resources listed Keyboarding—games Keyboarding—lessons Keyboarding—more lessons Keyboarding—must sign up, but free Keyboarding—quick start Keyboarding—speed quiz Keybr–Online … Continue reading

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20 Best Keyboarding Websites

The most common questions I get from parents and readers of my blog are about keyboarding. What is the best software? What are good online sites? How long should kids practice? When should children start typing in earnest? In this column, I’ll only deal with the second–what are good online websites. I’ve kept track of … Continue reading

first grade / free tech resources / homeschool / internet / K-5 Tech training / Keyboarding / Kindergarten

4 FREE Online Keyboarding Programs for K, 1

Many 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: Key Seeker … Continue reading

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10 Top Click-throughs from Ask a Tech Teacher

I include lots of links for my readers to places that will help them integrate technology into their education. They cover websites on lesson plans, math, keyboarding, classroom management, cloud computer, digital books, teacher resources, free tech resources, and more. On any given day, I generate on average 810 of these ‘click throughs’. Which links my … Continue reading

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62 First Grade Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

These are my 62 favorite first grade websites. I sprinkle them in throughout the year, adding several each week to the class internet start page, deleting others. I make sure I have 3-4 each week that integrate with classroom lesson plans, 3-4 that deal with technology skills and a few that simply excite students about … Continue reading

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62 Kindergarten Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

These are my 62 favorite kindergarten websites. I sprinkle them in throughout the year, adding several each week to the class internet start page, deleting others. I make sure I have 3-4 each week that integrate with classroom lesson plans, 3-4 that deal with technology skills and a few that simply excite students about tech. … Continue reading

2nd Grade

2ND GRADE Please click here for updates Animals Animal Adaptations Animal Games Animal Games II Animal homes Animal Homes III Animals Classify animals Endangered species collection Food Chains Habitats—create one Habitats—match them Life Cycles Ocean Currents—video from NASA Ocean Safari Ocean Tracks Art Art—Make a monster Create bomomos, Mondrian, etc. Drawminos Metropolitan Museum of Art … Continue reading

1st Grade

1st GRADE Please click here for updates Aesop Fables—no ads Aesop’s Fables–audio and visual Alphabetic order Animal Games Animal Games II Animal homes Animal Homes II Audio stories—read by actors Audio stories—speakaboos Brown Bear Typing Build a Neighborhood Build with Legos Childhood Stories Children’s Stories–MagicKey Classic Fairy Tales Clifford Clocks Clocks II Color US Symbols … Continue reading

Business / Keyboarding / news

Couldn’t make the Radio Interview? Here’s What We Covered

Last week, I was invited to appear on BAM! radio–the voice of the education community–to discuss keyboarding. Does that sound benign? It’s possible when the producer found me through Ask a Tech Teacher, she wondered if a radio show revolving around keyboarding would be a yawner. But any tech teacher knows it’s a controversial subject. … Continue reading

first grade / free tech resources / websites

Weekend Website #72: 62 Favorite 1st Grade Websites

These are my 62 favorite first grade websites. I sprinkle them in throughout the year, adding several each week to the class internet start page, deleting others. I make sure I have 3-4 each week that integrate with classroom lesson plans, 3-4 that deal with technology skills and a few that simply excite students about tech in education. Continue reading

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Weekend Websites #59: 62 First Grade Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

These are my 62 favorite first grade websites. I sprinkle them in throughout the year, adding several each week to the class internet start page, deleting others. I make sure I have 3-4 each week that integrate with classroom lesson plans, 3-4 that deal with technology skills and a few that simply excite students about tech in education.

Here’s the list: Continue reading

fifth grade / first grade / fourth grade / Keyboarding / Kindergarten

How Fast Should Kids Type

I get this question a lot from readers and purchasers of my technology curriculum: How fast should kids type? What about Kindergartners? When are their brains mature enough to understand speed and accuracy? When I reviewed the literature on this subject, it is all over the place. Some say third grade, some leave it until … Continue reading

classroom management / free tech resources / K-5 Tech training / Keyboarding / teacher resources

10 Top Click-throughs from Ask a Tech Teacher

I include lots of links for my readers to places that will help them integrate technology into their education. They cover websites on lesson plans, math, keyboarding, classroom management, cloud computer, digital books, teacher resources, free tech resources, and more. On any given day, I generate on average 157 of these click throughs. Which links … Continue reading