Although not as flashy as some of the better-known programs, it is well-designed for classroom/computer lab use, and no-nonsense home learners. All the Right Type Three, ages 9 and up from Ingenuity Works, is a no-nonsense program.
Mario Teaches Typing 2, ages 6 and up from Brainstorm uses characters and a style familiar to millions of Nintendo-lovers. Slam Dunk Typing, ages 10 and up from The Learning Company (formerly from Creative Wonders targets basketball and video-game loving teenagers.
"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 habit.
In fact, typing programs were among the first educational PC titles developed. The question we posed to our reviewers was simple - do they work? SuperKids' review teams have looked at more than a dozen "learn to type" programs.
Then discover in this article everything you need to know to make keyboarding instruction a success! Included: Tips and online resources for teaching keyboarding! Once upon a time (not so very long ago many high school students took a course called typing.
The keyboard is really not designed for accurate use of typing skills by young hands, however. By middle school, the children have the pinkie reach needed.". Laurie Patterson, a technology integration specialist at Lakeview School in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, taught keyboarding for 12 years at Detroit.
I understand that in some states, vocational certification is changing to K-12. That is a very good thing!" WHAT IF YOU ARE THE KEYBOARDING TEACHER? What if your school isn't lucky enough to have an elementary keyboarding instructor?
Southwest High School in Minneapolis. "At some point, it simply becomes a matter of children being too young in their physical development to receive formal instruction added Cruzan. "Remember that, in the earlier years, students are developing their larger muscle groups.
Consequently, the hunt-and-peck method appears to be the technique of choice for many adults today. Times have changed. Schools can no longer prepare students for the workplace of the future without providing them with skills necessary for using computers competently.
At that time, we brought in an expert in the field to help us implement our elementary keyboarding program." That expert "made a believer out of me Nansen said. "I used to think anyone could teach keyboarding.
Read, Write Type, ages 6 to 8 from Talking Fingers (previously published by The Learning Company is a combination program, merging the teaching of phonics-based reading skills with an introduction to typing.
My students are expected to have their hands on home row keys, to use the proper finger for each letter, to have their wrists flat and their thumbs on the space bar.
"In first grade Marie added, "the children may start by typing their name - letters they know very well and now need to find in the strange land of. QWERTY. Children are encouraged to use two hands - to use the left hand for the.