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ELEMENTARY KEYBOARDING GUIDE & PRINTABLE KEYBOARD:
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/index.html
http://www.teachnet.com/graphics/powertools/neattools/keyboard.pdf
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/images/pg25.gif
Recommendations, competencies, activities, and more are compiled in this keyboarding guide for elementary school classes. Use the 2nd URL above for a printable keyboard. The 3rd URL above offers a fingering chart which your students can color and keep on their desks.
 
FIFTH GRADE KEYBOARDING CURRICULUM:
http://co.leesummit.k12.mo.us/it_web/5keyboarding/5th_grade_keyboarding_curriculum.htm
Find some review practice to start with, then try keyboarding baseball, graphs, speed warm-ups, business letter practices, story starters, and more with these lesson plans and handouts for students on keyboarding.
 
FINGERING GUIDE:
http://library.thinkquest.org/18709/data/keys.html?tqskip1=1
Print out this guide as a reference chart in your computer lab for keyboarding skills. Keys are color coded, with a reference to left and right fingers and the corresponding colors for each letter.
 
GET TO KNOW YOUR KEYBOARD:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1656.html
Once you have introduced your primary students to the keyboard and you have run through a few keyboarding exercises, try this game to help reinforce location of letters.
 

INTERACTIVE KEYBOARDING:
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
 Choose between four skill levels to begin with, and use the remainder of the levels for your students to progress through as they become more competent with keyboarding tasks. Lively animals guide students through keyboard familiarity with hands-on exercises.

 

Keyboarding
http://jeffcoweb.jeffco.k12.co.us/isu/itech/keybo/keydx.htm#White
Jeffco Public Schools--Colorado
 
KEYBOARDING K-6:
http://facstaff.uww.edu/rogersh/Issues/Articles/EKActivities.pdf
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/suggested.html
This site provides a wealth of activities and suggestions for helping elementary students to correctly master keyboarding skills. Several printable keyboard chart templates are available as well.
 
KEYBOARDING ACTIVITIES:
http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/etc/cathy/keyboard.htm
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/suggested.html
http://facstaff.uww.edu/rogersh/Issues/Articles/EKActivities.pdf
http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/activities.htm
http://www.thecoo.edu/~apeter/technology.htm#keybd
Numerous lesson plans and exercises, as well as posture guidelines, paper keyboards, and fingering charts are all available here.
 

KEYBOARDING CLUES:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1656.html
In this whole class game, students must not have any visual access to keyboards or keyboard charts. Instead, they will use clues and memory prompts to locate the correct location of keyboard components.

 

KEYBOARDING PRACTICE:
http://teachingtreasures.com.au/k-3only/alphabet.htm
Students practice keyboarding skills by locating the alphabet letters and plugging them correctly into the boxes.They submit their response to see how well they did with this online practice game.
 
KEYBOARDING SKILLS:
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemkey/technique.html
Find a checklist here for technique, as well as suggestions for keyboarding activities.
 
PRINTABLE PRACTICE KEYBOARDS:
http://www.teachnet.com/powertools/neattools/keyboard/index.html
If your students need some extra practice on their keyboarding skills, download and print out copies of this simulation keyboard and tape them to student desks, introducing games for key recognition.
 
TEACHING PRIMARY KEYBOARDING SKILLS:
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/ict/files/typingskills.pdf
This printable reference sheet reinforces keyboarding skills for elementary students, showing them where to rest their left hand and right hand, what the shift keys and cap locks do, and how the fingers move to other keys. Each student should have a copy to refer to when learning keyboarding skills.
 

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