I’ve been working with 3rd grade students to write book reviews as a type of response to literature writing. Students are posting these reviews in our circulation system and on a student book blog. As I’ve worked with my students, I’ve noticed how their keyboarding skills get in the way of getting their voice heard through their writing.
In the past, students at our school used a program called Type to Learn to work on typing skills. Last year, the cost of this program rose significantly, so I started exploring other typing resources. I did not find any that were as high of quality, but I did find some beneficial resources for free. I have bookmarked these sites on our Delicious account. I encourage you to visit these yourself or with your child and find time to practice keyboarding skills. Speed on the keyboard opens many doors in technology. If you find other great typing resources, post a comment and let us know about it.