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Touch Typing Challenge: Thinking While Typing

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

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 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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Fun, Quick Keyboarding Activities

Fun, Quick Keyboarding Activities

  Sometimes a fun, quick activity can help shake-up and add energy to the keyboarding classroom.  These are just a few ideas you might want to try....

Typing Boggle

Typing Boggle

  Purpose:  Practice touch typing with newly learned keys by typing as many word combinations as you can from the letters provided. Procedure:  Ch...

4 Team Activities for Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy Building

4 Team Activities for Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy Building

  We know there are too many keyboarding games and resources out there, and many of them aren’t worth your time.  So we’ve picked “Four Team Favori...