Keyboarding Resources for Summer

 

As summer approaches, here are some free keyboarding resources you can pass along to students/families.

Keyboarding Resources
The following keyboarding programs are designed to introduce keyboarding and to build fluency. Students will want to spend time within the programs to learn the typing basics.

typing.com
Purpose: To develop typing skills
https://www.typing.com/

  • Create a login
  • Includes lessons, tests and games.
  • Students go through an animated lesson (headphones needed). At the end of each level, they test their typing speed.
  • Students earn badges as they complete lessons within the 4 levels in the program
  • Can remove Ads( top of screen)

 

dance mat
Purpose: To develop typing skills
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr#zgkpn39

  • Students do not login because there is no data that is saved
  • Students go through an animated lesson (headphones needed). At the end of each level, they test their typing speed.
  • There are 4 levels in the program
  • Helpful tips to teach students under the tab “Why learn to touch type?”
  • Please use Google Chrome to run this program

 

Nitro
Purpose: To increase typing speed
https://www.nitrotype.com/

  • Create a login
  • Race the computer or friends (add under the tab Friends)
  • Earn money to purchase cars, paint cars, and buy nitro (allows students to skip words by pressing enter in the race, this can only be used up to 3x)
  • Go to Stats to see how students are progressing

 

 

Organizing Text with Labels in Actively Learn

Looking for a quick way to find relevant text in Actively Learn? This 4.13 minute video gives an overview of how to filter, pin and manage labels, saving you time.

Adding Labels:

  • Label menu
  • Add label and choose text
  • Create a taxonomy system for labels- grade, content area, unit- to make sharing and finding text easier in District library

Toggle or filter in your work space:

  • Label menu
  • Manage pinned labels
  • Choose desired labels to add to your work space

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