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Teaching Students how to Calculate WPM

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

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 Best Keyboards and Covers for Learning to Type

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

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.

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...