Keyboarding and Typing Resources

Comprehensive Keyboarding Site:

http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/ate/keyboarding/resources/materials.htm

 

Low-Tech” Keyboarding Practice

 

Microsoft Windows Resources

Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, Accessibility, On-screen Keyboard.

 

Software Titles

The following titles have been tested by the Christina School District Technology Office and are compatible with Windows 2000:

The following website, Kids on the Keyboard, offers descriptions and ratings for some of the more popular titles.  Consider the amount of “gaming” upon which the software relies.  Inclusion of authentic practice combined with engaging “drill and practice” is important.

http://www.childrenssoftware.com/keyboarding.html

 

Software Titles Provided by The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory at Temple University

* Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Version 11 (by The Learning Company)

  http://www.learningco.com

  Phone: 800-543-9778   Copyright: 2001    Price: $39.99   Platform: Win     Age range: 8-up

 

* Typing Instructor 11 Deluxe Edition (by Individual Software Inc.)

  http://www.individualsoftware.com

  Phone: 800-822-3522   Copyright: 2000    Price: $29.95     Platform: Win    Age range: 8-up

 

* Typing Tutor 10 (by Simon & Schuster Interactive)

  http://www.ssinteractive.com

  Phone: 888-793-9972   Copyright: 1999  Price: $29.95   Platform: Win/Mac (CD-ROM) Age range: 8-up

 

* Type to Learn & Type for Fun Value Pack (by Sunburst Communications, Inc.)

  http://www.sunburst.com

  Phone: 800-338-3457   Copyright: 2001    Price: $call     Platform: Win/Mac   Age range: 5-14

 

* Student Resource Advantage 2001  (by Encore Software)

  http://www.encoresoftware.com

  Phone: 800-507-1375   Copyright: 2000  Price: $39.99  Platform: Win/Mac (CD-ROM) Age range: 11-up

  [This is a six-CD set that includes: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing,

  Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus, Deluxe Compton's 3D

  World Atlas, Compton's Encyclopedia 1999, Student

  Writing & Research Center and Computer Coach, and other resources]

 

Titles recommended through the ITUG Delaware listserv:

http://www.learningcompanyschool.com

 

Other

EASY TYPE:

http://www.easytype.com/

MAVIS BEACON TEACHES TYPING--ACTIVITIES:

http://www.mavisbeacon.com/previous_activity.html

UltraKeys by Bytes for Learning

http://www.bytesoflearning.com/

 

 

Background Information

Teaching Keyboarding: When? Why? How?

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech072.shtml

StudyWeb: Keyboarding Teaching Tips

http://belnet.bellevue.k12.wa.us/class/curr.pgs/wp/kybdg.html

Keyboarding Hotlist

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listkeyboardmr2.html

Keyboarding Technique

http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/technique.html

Typing Software -- The Big Picture [from Superkids]

http://www.superkids.com/aweb/pages/reviews/typing1/sw_sum1.shtml

http://www.best.com/~readit/superkids/search/subject.cgi?terms=Typing

Keyboarding [from Education World]

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/archives/keyboard.shtml

North Carolina Keyboarding Skills Lesson Plans

http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/Curriculum/computer.skills/lssnplns/Keyboarding/keybdtoc.htm

COPY IT -- KEYBOARDING LESSON PLAN: (A bingo-type of activity has students practicing

keyboarding skills, particularly for numbers and special keys.)

http://prometheus.educ.ncat.edu/users/dpi/keyboarding/grad1231.htm

ERASE IT -- KEYBOARDING LESSON PLAN: (Special keys are learned and practiced with this

"erasing" lesson.)

http://prometheus.educ.ncat.edu/users/dpi/keyboarding/grad1233.htm

A CLUE FOR KEYBOARDING: (> This game of clues to key locations is played without keyboards, yet reinforces keyboarding skills neverthe-less.)

http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1656.html

ELEMENTARY KEYBOARDING GUIDE: (Recommendations, competencies, activities, and more are

compiled in this keyboarding guide for elementary school classes.)

http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/index.html

PAPER KEYBOARDS: (Keyboarding lessons and the when, how's, and why's of teaching it are hot topics. You can download this paper keyboard blackline for student practice--but why not adjust the size accordingly and attach one on each student's desk? They will soon become familiar with letter locations, which aids greatly in forwarding instruction in the lab for finger placement.)

http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/tech/keyboarding110900.html

Research Project

http://www.fcae.nova.edu/~robint/pract.html

Keyboarding Instruction: Research, Synopsis, and Trends, January, 1999 update

http://www.iceberg.org/~bdahlstr/keyboarding.html

Student Writing and Word Processing

http://emifyes.iserver.net/fromnow/fnojun91.html

Keyboarding Skill Matrix

http://www.isd196.k12.mn.us/Classroom/itc/K5/tech%20curr/keyboarding.html

Keyboarding Skills

http://www.crews.org/media_tech/compsci/teachers/papers/keyquestions.htm

Education World

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech072.shtml

Good Stuff

http://k12.albemarle.org/Technology/Resources/keyboarding.html

http://www.cvusd.k12.ca.us/covina-valley/Tech_Plan/TPLAN4.HTM#GRADE3

Political Ramifications

http://www.palmspot.com/software/detail/ps487a_98243.html

http://www.chesterfield.k12.va.us/Admin/Accountability/techno.html

KEYBOARDING RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES:

http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/index.html

Orange masking skins:

http://www.edresources.com/er/catalog/pdetail.cfm?Title=SpeedSkin&Header=URLEncodedFormat(No)

Orange ones for assisting primary kids help find keys:

http://www.edresources.com/er/catalog/pdetail.cfm?Title=C%2DSkin%20for%20Reading%20Readiness&Header=URLEncodedFormat(No)

Black masking covers:

http://www.edresources.com/er/catalog/pdetail.cfm?Title=Custom%20Fit%20Typing%20Mask%20&Header=URLEncodedFormat(No)

Several teacher-generated activities

http://www.learningcompanyschool.com).

Elementary Keyboarding Guide

http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/index.html

 

 

Online Typing Tutors

Typing Master

http://www.typingmaster.com/index.asp?go=itutor

Kids Domain Computer Connections: Learn to Type Online

http://www.kidsdomain.com/brain/computer/type.html

An interesting On-line typing tutor [username: martec password: martec]:

http://www.typingweb.com/about.php

Typing Pal

http://www.typingpal.com/exercises/

 

 

Webquests

http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Campell/default.htm