Lessons and Ideas
Keyboarding -- When? Why? How?
- Education World Article - "Many teachers think it takes nothing to
teach keyboarding, but they are wrong," said teacher Carla Cruzan.
"Can anyone teach a science or math course?" Are you a classroom
teacher who is also the keyboarding instructor? Then discover in this
article everything you need to know to make keyboarding instruction a
Skills: When Should They Be Taught? -
Education World Article - With an enormous computer presence in schools,
the question is no longer whether to teach keyboarding but when
to teach it.
and Sequence for Keyboarding and Computer Technology
for Shelbyville Central Schools
to Keyboarding for Elementary School Students
- Sample elementary keyboarding curriculum composed of 16 web-based
lessons. Emphasis is on short, basic lessons on the alphabetic keys and
common punctuation marks.
Top 10 Goals of
"In our elementary keyboarding
Nansen told Education World, "we have a sign that lists the top
ten goals of keyboarding instruction:
"Keyboarding is a motor skill,"
Nansen noted. "It is a matter of training fingers to respond
correctly and quickly to press the correct key -- kind of like in
athletics where you keep doing it over and over again until it becomes
Skills Lesson Plan -
Examples of keyboarding lesson plans from North Carolina; Plans are grade
specific and emphasize keyboarding posture and hand positions;
Easily adaptable plans that can be used with varied resources.
Techniques for Teaching QWERTY Keyboarding
- Jill Hallows, a former K-8 keyboarding teacher provides this printable booklet
with information and activities about positioning, memorization, and motivation
in keyboarding instruction.
- This site contains a checklist of the specific components of proper
keyboarding technique as well as activities to help your students learn correct
School District Keyboarding Page -
and Young Children - Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood
Education - Whether we use technology with young children — and if so, how
— are critical issues facing early childhood educators and parents.
Unfortunately, some studies show that computers are used all too often in ways
that are developmentally inappropriate. What many early childhood
educators are presently doing most often with computers is often what research
and National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines say we
should be doing least.
Integration - 170 Ideas and Resources for Teachers
- Maintained by AEL with support from the U.S. Department of Education
for Teks - Integrating Technology - This website
is maintained for K-16 educators interested in the effective use of technology
in the classroom. An accompanying column to this website is published in the
TechEdge, the Technology and Education Newsletter of the Texas Computer
Practices of Technology Integration in Michigan
- This site is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Intermediate School
Administrators, the REMC Association of Michigan, and the Great Lakes
Educational Network (Glen). The lesson plans that you will find here have
been written by practicing teachers and have been "kid tested" to work
in the classroom.
Technology in the Classroom - This
site maintained by the Southern Indiana Education Service Center offers many,
many creative ideas on using technology in your classroom developed by Indiana
Early Childhood Technology Literacy Project
- Web site includes many lesson plans and teaching ideas for incorporating the
use of technology, including the internet into early childhood education (PK-3).
Be sure to take a look at the links pages for a listing of websites appropriate
for young children.
for Schools - This website is a
free website that offers online activities for students and teachers. I
would encourage anyone thinking about using this website, they should enroll
themselves and take the complete course before using it in class. That way
you can make sure that any advertising that the website has will not be distracting
to your students.
one of Shelbyville's Online Typing Tests for Fun