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    Keyboarding

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    Student Practice
    Remember to always begin with the Home Keys. When you know them well, move on to the next lesson.
    Adults, there is a note to you at the bottom of this page. Please check it out.

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    Dance Mat Typing Practice keyboarding with the program we use in school. 
    Typing Club - Lessons here will teach you all about keyboarding.
    Lessons with Big Brown Bear Another site used in school to learn and practice keyboarding. More lessons to learn those keys. If you make too many mistakes the computer give you more practice.
    Once you learn the keys, test yourself here.

    Can you put the broken keyboard back together?

    Give it a try! Broken Keyboard

    Save Your Food from the Aliens and practice your keyboarding.

    Alpha Munchies

     
    So now you know how to keyboard. Get faster by playing some games to practice your skills.
     
     
     
    Beginning in Kindergarten, students are taught, encouraged, and expected to use two hands when using a keyboard. Hands are not yet big enough to fit on a full sized keyboard and use touch typing techniques. There is minimal keyboarding in Kindergarten, but from the start, using two hands is stressed. Location of letter and number keys are stressed and necessary to login to a district computer for all users. Special keys such as shift, delete, return, and space are also taught. First graders continue practices begun the previous year with a bit more word processing opportunities, and writing simple sentences. Home Keys are taught in 2nd grade and students are expected to use them as they write 2-3 sentences in projects. Reaching for the other keys with multiple fingers will come as hands grow and location of letters are memorized. The goal is that students know key location which will enable users to put print to a device in an accurate and quick manner. We also teach that stopping to read and edit are just as important as writing the words. Writing is all about communicating ideas to others. If others can't understand there is no communication. Learning these skills in elementary school, gives students a sound foundation and prepares them for their future technology use.
     
     
    We encourage students to use supplemental resources in their free time at school and at home. The more practice the better keyboarding skills students will develop. Second graders are introduced to Dance Mat Typing and Typing Club. Both teach touch typing technique. The program teaches new keys gradually and provides plenty of practice before moving on to the next lesson. The focus is on learning the Home Row Keys first. For students who master this, we encourage moving forward in lessons to learn more letters. Please remember speed is not the goal, rather it is learning the location of letter and function specialty keys. As your child practices at home, remember to remind your child to read and check work for accuracy.