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My K/1s love Brown Bear. It focuses only on key placement. I mention hands on the keyboard, elbows at their sides, but want them to focus on one thing (as Kindergartners like doing)–key placement. I set a goal of ’22 in 30 seconds’ (Brown Bear has a clock that ticks down) and then let them move on to something else like Starfall. Every few minutes I drop the goal–‘Now I’m looking for 15!’ They love this game approach. I also have Type to Learn Jr, but they prefer Brown Bear (it’s free, btw).
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.