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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Posted by on August 1, 2016

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Today: K-8 Keyboard Curriculum


K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–teacher handbook, student workbooks, companion videos, and help for homeschoolers

2-Volume Ultimate Guide to Keyboardingkeyboarding

K-5 (237 pages) and Middle School (80 pages), 100 images, 7 assessments

K-5–print/digital; Middle School–digital delivery only

Aligned with Student workbooks and student videos (free with licensed set of student workbooks)

Doesn’t include: Student workbooks or videos


1-Volume Essential Guide to K-8 KeyboardingEssential Guide--KB Curriculum cover--small size

120 pages, dozens of images, 6 assessments

Great value!

Delivered print or digital

Doesn’t include: Student workbooks or videos


K-8 Student Keyboarding Workbooks keyboarding

75 pages (approx.) with 40-50 illustrations each

companion to Ultimate Guide to Keyboarding and 12 companion videos (both free with workbooks)

Delivered digitally so students self-pace their year-long keyboarding journey from wherever they are

Includes free teacher manual and student videos


Student Videoswebinar

12 videos, 12 hrs., 9 months, Grades 3-8

Free with Gr 3-8 site license keyboard workbooks. Sold separately as self-managed program or aligned with K-8 Keyboard Curriculum


Homeschool K-8 Keyboarding Kitkeyboarding

Ultimate Guide, student workbooks, 12 companion videos

Everything you need for family keyboarding


Who needs this

Tech teachers

Classroom grade level teachers–if your tech teacher doesn’t cover basic tech skills


How do you use it

With teacher direction as a classroom unit, or independently by students–self-paced via workbooks and videos


AATT crew

Where do you get it

Keyboarding in the K-8 Classroom

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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