5 Quick and Easy Ways to Integrate Keyboarding into Your Elementary Classroom – even without a classroom computer
Students are now required to keyboard their answers on state assessments. Here are five easy ways to give your students extra exposure with keyboards even in Pre-K.
- TYPE then WRITE Use an old keyboard (cut the cord off) or a printable keyboard to put in a TYPE then WRITE workstation to practice spelling, sight, or high frequency words.
- The Name Game
Print out individual keyboard. Have students color the keys in their name. Practice typing it. Send them home for homework.
- Fastest Fingers
Have a keyboard for each student. Call out a letter and let students race to touch it. This is could be used in conjunction with letter recognition or beginning sounds.
- What’s the Code
Students must type in in the word of the week/day when they enter the classroom to “unlock the door.”
- Keyboard Matching