Wednesday, August 2, 2017

4 Free Keyboarding Resources

There are many free options available to educators to teach keyboarding and prepare students for online environments. Resources that increase speed and accuracy ranging from drills to games are available for keyboarders at any level. Here is a list of 4 resources you can explore with your students.

ABCYa-Keyboard Challenge is an interactive activity putting missing keys in the correct places on a keyboard. Great for remembering the keys on the keyboard and lessons can be sorted by grade levels Pre-K-5.




Typing.com is a free resource in which students of all ages can participate in engaging exercises, interactive games, and uses positive reinforcement. This resource includes a free Teacher portal in which teachers can monitor their class and access powerful reporting features.
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Good Typing is a free online typing skill development program appopriate for secondary students. Good Typing provides 27 graduated lessons designed to help students learn to use their entire keyboards correctly. Unlike some free online typing programs, Good Typing offers support twenty different keyboard styles including US style, Japanese style, and several European languages.

Typing Adventure is a fun game that elementary students can use to practice their typing skills. To play the game students just have to visit the game site, read the directions, and press start. The game scenario presented to students is a character leaping from stepping stone to stepping stone. To move along the path students have to type the letters of the stones they want to jump to. Students earn points based on speed and accuracy.


8 comments:

  1. Thanks for this list. So many apps available, it is nice to have the options reviewed and narrowed down.

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  2. Thanks for this list. So many apps available, it is nice to have the options reviewed and narrowed down.

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  3. I can't wait to try some of these in my classroom! I know my students will enjoy these and maybe try them at home as well.

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  4. I'm definitely implementing this into my classroom with my kindergarteners. My goal is to have every student login to the computer with little to no help. Having these websites will help achieve this goal.

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  5. Thanks for sharing these resources! Keyboarding is a very beneficial skill that helps our students become more efficient workers.

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  6. I love this list of resources! I have experience with "ABCYa", and I know my second graders will love "Typing Adventure".

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  8. I love these resources! These activities will be great, and my kindergartners will love the ABCYa-keyboard challenge, especially as they learn to login to their computers.

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