Did you promise that this summer, your child would learn to type with more than two fingers, keep his eyes off his hands, and learn to like keyboarding? Your teachers consider that important–Common Core requires
students type between 1-3 pages at a sitting without giving up from boredom, frustration, fatigue. To do that requires a knowledge of where the keys are on the keyb oard and what habits faciliate speedy, accurate typing.
It doesn’t have to be rote drills, drudgery. There are a lot of options that make it fun. Here are 32. I think they’ll find a few they like:
- 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
- Keyboard practice—quick start
- Keyboarding practice
- Keyboarding—more lessons
- Keyboarding—must sign up, but free
- Keyboarding—quick start
- Keybr–Online practice
- Online typing lessons — more
- Touch Typing Progressive Program
- Typing Club
- Typing Defense—fun word practice
- TypingWeb.com—a graduated course
To sign up for the upcoming Summer (virtual) Keyboarding class, click here.
Need a curriculum for your classroom? Click here.
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, anAmazon 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.