Keyboarding Teachers Blog
Keyboarding Technique Matters! Here's how to Grade It
I’d been teaching several years when I got a new colleague, who turned my world around on how to teach keyboarding. Her words of wisdom caused me to completely re-vamp the way I taught kids to type, and it’s made the students more successful, and me significantly less stressed.
Valentine's Day Keyboarding Activity
Purpose: This is a great activity to do on or around Valentine’s Day. It will give students practice in composing sentences and apply their touc...
Inspired Writing in the Keyboarding Classroom
Purpose: As keyboarding teachers, we know it’s sometimes nice to take a break and step away from the online keyboarding program we may be using in...
Teaching Students how to Calculate WPM
It’s nice that online typing programs and typing tests used in today’s keyboarding classrooms will automatically calculate students WPM. But, it’...
Touch Typing Challenge: Thinking While Typing
Each exercise challenges students to “think while typing”--provide the missing vowels, insert the missing words, delete the repeated words, untangle words, provide capital letters, etc. to the copy.
4 Quick Drills for Touch Typing Reinforcement
Objective: To improve typing speed by using quick and short bursts of finger energy. Procedure: Print and distribute one or more of the follo...
5 Best Keyboards and Covers for Learning to Type
A strong keyboarding skill is arguably the best technical skill you can acquire in today’s digital era. To establish keyboard mastery, it’s important to equip yourself with the right tools for a successful outcome. You will need:
A specialized keyboard or typing cover that will prevent you from looking at your fingers while typing.
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 wil...
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...
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
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...
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...
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