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5 Tools to Incorporate Coding into Keyboarding Practice

5 Tools to Incorporate Coding into Keyboarding Practice

Two Birds, One Stone! With so much emphasis being placed on computer science and STEM courses in schools, it makes sense that today’s students w...

Frequently Used Word Lists

Frequently Used Word Lists

While there are over 600,000 words in the English language, less than 20 different words make up 25 percent of the words we read, and there ar...

5 Best Keyboards and Covers for Learning to Type

5 Best Keyboards and Covers for Learning to Type

To establish a fast typing skill, it’s important to equip yourself with the right tools for a successful outcome. You really only need three things: 

1) A specialized keyboard or typing cover that will prevent you from looking at your fingers while typing
2) Keyboarding software that will guide you through proper typing technique and provide keyboarding drills
3) Lots of repetition! No skill is properly acquired without lots of time and practice so be sure to commit to daily practice and letter by letter you’ll achieve true touch type mastery

3 Thanksgiving Typing Activities

3 Thanksgiving Typing Activities

The KeyMaster Keyboarding Team has compiled three Thanksgiving typing activities for your keyboarding classrooms.  Each activity should take one class period or less.  You could choose to spread these activities out over a few days or allow your students to complete whichever activity interests them most.

Show me the money! Funding Options for your Classroom Purchase

Show me the money!  Funding Options for your Classroom Purchase

Too often teachers get excited when they learn about a new teaching tool but hesitate to ask for funding because they know that school budgets ar...

Team Storytelling

Team Storytelling

Purpose:  This is a great activity to use with older students who have learned all of the keys on the keyboard.  It will help students reinforce...

Best Practices for Keyboarding Instruction

Best Practices for Keyboarding Instruction

As keyboarding teachers, we all know the benefits of touch typing and want to pass on these benefits to our young learners.  An individual who...

6 Early Learner Typing Games for Elementary Students

6 Early Learner Typing Games for Elementary Students

Designed for Elementary aged learners, ABCya.com has some great typing games and activities for early learners just getting to know the keyboard. ...

Composing at the Keyboard

Composing at the Keyboard

Purpose:  To help students compose original documents that require critical thinking skills and reinforce touch type practice and proper keyboardi...

Touch Typing and the 21st Century

Touch Typing and the 21st Century

The ability to touch type with speed and accuracy is a critical skill in today's computer-based society.  As the US Department of Labor noted, “i...

Blackout

Blackout

PURPOSE:  Students will test their key-by-touch mastery by gradually eliminating keys on the keyboard that they have learned.  Students will ident...

Song Lyrics

Song Lyrics

  Objective:  To provide students with a break from the monotony of keyboarding textbook drills. Procedure:  Sometimes it can be monotonous for s...