Keyboarding Skills are Vital in Today's Education.
Most children are learning to type at a much younger age. They are typing in school for essays and now with the new PARCC testing they will be typing on their Assessments. Typing is quickly becoming the dominant form of communication between teachers and students and also in the workplace. It is our job to ensure that the students are learning good typing habits. They also need to understand just because they can text does not mean they can necessarily type fast on a computer.
Kids love online games and with the many resources out there for keyboarding your students can increase their speed and accuracy on the QWERTY keyboard. Hopefully you can use some of the resources below to incorporate into your curriculum to help improve our students keyboard skill for the PARCC test.
Washington Post Article on CC and Keyboarding at the Elementary Level
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Typing games for beginner skill levels
Typing games for more advanced skill levels
Typing complete sentences and paragraph practice games