Keyboarding at Van Meter!
Fall Newsletter 2013
Speed and accuracy when keyboarding is an important skill for our young people. It gives them the ability to be able to brainstorm and write their thoughts using computers rather than on paper like many of us were taught to do.
Keyboarding is an important part of the Van Meter K-12 Digital Citizenship, Technology, Library Science Curriculum. Below you will find the standards for grades K-5.
Uses a keyboard
Use the keyboard to copy and/or input text
Be able to identify the backspace, number, space, arrows, and enter keys
Identify keyboard letters as capital letters
- Uses a keyboard concentrating on the homerow keys
- Uses proper fingering of homerow keys
Keys homerow accurately and confidently
- Keys alphabet accurately and confidently
- Keys letter and numbers at a productive speed
- Keys with effective rate and accuracy to capture a free flow of thoughts
To meet the overall goals and grade level standards, our students work on keyboarding skills in the library and classrooms. It is also important they work on these skills at home.
We have put together several awesome resources for keyboarding. Within the Symbaloo below there are websites for learning how to keyboard, games to strengthen our skills, and timed typing sites to track growth in speed and accuracy.
Please encourage your children to practice several times each week. With consistent practice they will gain accuracy and speed, and also be able to convey their thoughts through keyboarding successfully.
A place that will take you to awesome resources....
Each square tile links to a different website. The tiles are marked with words and images to explain what each links to and how they tie into our curriculum.
The websites are great for anyone who wants to learn and practice keyboarding skills.
This Symbaloo will continue to change and grow as we add more websites and resources.