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Regardless of the subject area, many online assessments require students to type  their responses. Students need to be proficient with keyboarding skills so they will not be slowed down by their own typing speed. 

Teaching Keyboard: More Than Just Typing
Teaching Keyboard: More Than Just Typing

This article discusses the art/science of using a keyboard and teaching the skills to students.


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Printing Press
Printing Press

Choose a type of item to create, a template and begin to edit text and images.  (MS, HS)


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Typisto
Typisto

Simple design and instruction to use to practice typing the words of famous authors.  (MS, HS)


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KidzType: Online Typing Schools for Kids
KidzType: Online Typing Schools for Kids

This site uses a gaming approach for lessons to practice keyboarding skills. (ES, MS)


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Dance Mat Typing
Dance Mat Typing

Four levels to play practicing typing skills.  New letters are introduced in each level along with a test and reward.   (ES)


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Typing Club
Typing Club

Letter by letter students can practice using the keyboard. A sample keyboard is shown on each screen.  (MS, HS)


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Typetastic
Typetastic

Lessons and games to build keyboarding skills for early learners.  (ES)


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Typing Games
Typing Games

Free typing games to practice keyboarding skills.  (ES, MS)


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Free Typing Games
Free Typing Games

Includes lessons and games to use to practice keyboarding skills. (ES, MS, HS)


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Learn to Type
Learn to Type

Create an account and keep track of student progress as they learn to type.  Curriculum and games used to develop/practice typing games.  (ES, MS, HS)


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Classroom Integration Ideas for Keyboarding Skills
Classroom Integration Ideas for Keyboarding Skills

Classroom Integration Ideas

  • (ES, MS, HS) Go to the INFOhio home page and select a grade level.  Then choose Explora. In a large group setting, demonstrate how students can take notes on articles found in Explora using the “Create a Note” link. Select a topic to research or use one of preselected categories. View an article, point out the link to “Create a Note” on the right side of the screen under "Tools" and demonstrate to students how to use their keyboarding skills to take notes.  Remind them that to save notes, they would have to create an EBSCO account, but for this exercise that is not necessary.  They can also print the notes or copy the notes and paste them in a document.

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How to Use INFOhio's Resources to Practice Keyboarding Skills
How to Use INFOhio's Resources to Practice Keyboarding Skills

How to use INFOhio's Resources to Practice Keyboarding Skills

 

  • (ES, MS, HS) Go to the INFOhio home page.  Choose the appropriate grade level.  Click on the link for Explora.
  • If necessary, enter your username and password.
  • Search for a topic that interest you by clicking on one of subject categories or by entering a search team.
  • Find an article that you would like to read. 
  • After you find an article and click on view/download, you can take notes by selecting the link on the right side of the screen that says, “Create a Note.”
  • To practice keyboarding skills, take notes on the article in this box.

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