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Introduction to Keyboarding: Teaching Students the Proper Way of Typing

Whether it's a laptop, tablet, desktop or cell phone, electronics play a major role in most students' daily life. Even though students may have their own method for using a computer/keyboard, it is important for them to learn how to use it properly. This collection provides resources on teaching introduction to keyboarding.
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Introduction to Keyboarding: Teaching Students the Proper Way of Typing
  • Geanice Gee says:
    This site provides teachers with games to help improve computer skills. At this level, it's best for the teacher to engage students through interactive lessons, and activities in order to help them retain the information. In fact, these games can be assigned for classwork or homework and teachers will be able to test students on what they have learned.
  • Geanice Gee says:
    Lisa Nielsen, writer of this blog post, provides advice on how and when to teach keyboarding. According to Nielsen, "a kid can learn to type as soon as they have access to a device with a keyboard though it’s generally believed that they may not have the motor coordination or finger span to truly touch type until about seven or 8 years of age."
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    Geanice Gee says:
    Students of all ages will enjoy this site being that it's full of games. These educational games will help students improve their keyboarding skills while also keeping them entertained and engaged
  • Geanice Gee says:
    Edina Public Schools provides teachers with different keyboarding activities that would be very useful inside and out of the classroom. The site also provides teachers with potential lessons, keyboard shortcuts, and typing tests.
  • Geanice Gee says:
    Whitley County Public School Systems provide students with free online computer lessons. Students are able to go home and practice keyboarding skills during their free time. This resource is full of lessons, which will help students improve keyboarding skills. Lesson 1 is an introduction and it introduces students to the proper way of typing on the left hand row.
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