ElementaryKeyboarding

Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District

Typing, like any other skill, takes practice. All students should aim to practice at least 4 times per week for 15 minutes minimum. Keyboarding skills for all students are increasingly important, as future state exams will require them to complete extended writing responses in a single sitting. It is our goal to ensure that the mechanical skills required to do so (i.e. keyboarding and familiarity with word processing programs) are not a barrier for effective and clear communication. In school we are emphasizing sitting in a chair that is at the appropriate height, sitting with good posture, and gently striking the keys without looking at the keyboard. We use Speed Skins keyboard covers at school, but it is not necessary for you to purchase one. Placing a bandana or pillowcase over the hands works quite well. If you would like to purchase a Speed Skin, they can be purchased from the Speed Skin website.
Typing Club The Course Lessons will allow you to practice the skills we have been learning in class.
Dance Mat Typing Dance Mat Typing is an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 - 11 years. Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4.
Big Brown Bear Typing These exercises are designed to help you improve your touch-typing skils. You should focus on your accuracy as you need over 90% in each exercise in order to advance to the next lesson.
E-Learning for Kids Typing Practice your typing in a fun game environment.