Keyboarding Information

  • The National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NET-S) outlines essential elements of technology that empower students to live, learn, and work successfully in an increasingly complex and information-rich society. Achieving keyboarding proficiency is a crucial component of using technology as an integrated learning tool. However, as we continue to integrate emerging technology into our daily instructional program, there is less time for keyboarding instruction during the school day.

     
    AHSD 25 is providing free access to an online keyboarding instructional program called Typing Training. This Internet-based program is available anytime, from any Internet-connected computer. Typing Training runs on both Windows and Mac computers. As it is Internet-based, there is no software to download. In addition, students can access this program from your local library computers or other Internet-accessible computer.

     

    Typing Training is a self-paced, individualized program. Students are guided through each lesson by an animated, talking coach. The training modules demonstrate correct technique using clear, bold, easy-to-read graphics. In addition, reports and graphs allow students to track their progress over time. Initially, students are encouraged to spend 20 minutes per day, three days a week practicing keyboarding skills. As students progress, they can adjust their time to achieve their recommended grade level goals. Below are recommended goals for Grades 3 through 5.

     


     

    By the end of grade three, the student can:

    • Key all alphabetic keys using the correct hand.
    • Key the following using the correct finger of the correct hand: space bar, return or enter key, and shift keys (both left and right).

     

    By the end of grade four, the student can:

    • Key all alphabetic keys using the correct finger of the correct hand.
    • Key the following using the correct finger of the correct hand: space bar, return or enter key, and shift keys (both left and right).
    • Develop and enhance the ability to compose at the keyboard.

     

    By the end of grade five, the student can:

    • Key all alphabetic keys using the correct finger of the correct hand.
    • Key the following using the correct finger of the correct hand: space bar, return or enter key, and shift keys (both left and right).
    • Develop and enhance the ability to compose at the keyboard.
    • Increase speed and accuracy.

     


     

    A personal account with a unique user name and password has been created for the students. If you need username or password information, please contact: keyboarding@sd25.org