Keyboarding [Homerow] [Colored Hands] [A-G] [A-G words] [H-O] [A-O words] [P-Z] [shift] [numbers] [punctuation] [special keys] [color coded poem] [keyboard] [games]

Big Idea:
The QWERTY layout for the keyboard/ keypad is currently the standard used for computers and
other devices for entering text.

Need to Know:
Why do we learn correct fingering for computer keyboards?
How does knowing the key layout help with computer and text messaging?
What are some reasons that keyboarding is an important skill?
How is keyboarding different from touch typing?

The Mission:
Using the correct fingering for standard QWERTY keyboards allows one to compose or copy written text without looking at one's fingers. Knowing the QWERTY layout for a keypad allows for quicker text messaging.

Things to download at home...
The colored keyboard and poem
The keyboard and fingering chart to color yourself


Games for School Time
Keyboarding Game Links

Best Lessons:
Dance Mat Typing
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/levels/noflash/level1.shtml

Typing Web
http://www.typingweb.com/

*****Free Typing Games Online
http://www.freetypinggame.net/
*These games and tests are fantastic! You can customize them for maximum benefit. There are video games with lessons and levels as well as tests on each lesson and level.

Letters Only:

Typing Practice
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/typing/index.htm

Baracuda
http://www.powertyping.com/baracuda/baracuda.htm

Bubbles
www.typingmaster.com/individuals/bubbles.asp

Letters and numbers:

Alpha Rain
http://www.powertyping.com/rain.shtml

Best Games:

Typer Shark MUST click on "play without ads"
http://www.shockwave.com/contentPlay/shockwave.jsp?id=typershark&preplay=1

Growing with Technology
http://www.growing.course.com/index.html

Power Typing
http://www.powertyping.com/

Learn2Type
http://www.learn2type.com/TypingTest


Games for Home:

Typing Master Online Bubbles
http://www.typingmaster.com/individuals/bubbles.asp

Typing Flash Game - Letters
http://hannu.daug.net/letters/index.php

Typing Practice
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/typing/index.htm

Typing Tests
http://typing-for-kids-software-review.toptenreviews.com/typing-tests-help-kids-defeat-fear.html

Debbie Golden - Keyboarding Class Projects
http://207.232.227.25/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=7055&sc_id=1131485034

Keyboarding Practice
http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/cjh/appliedtech/Business/Keyboarding/Index.html

Krazy Keyboarding for Kids
http://webinstituteforteachers.org/~gammakeys/Lesson/Lesson1.htm

Keyboarding Online
http://www.keyboardingonline.com/

Ergonomics and Keyboarding
http://www.ergoweb.com/news/detail.cfm?id=449

Typing Test Online
http://www.typingtest.com/test/default.asp

Type Fast
http://www.addictinggames.com/typefast.html

Type Me
http://games.funschool.com/game.php?g=arcade/typememenu

Ten Key Test
http://www.learn2type.com/TenKeyTest

Al Bunny's Typing Game
http://www.sunmoonusa.com/TryAl.htm

Typing Tutor
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/People/rvirga/TypingTutor.html

The Typing of the Ghosts
http://www.novelgames.com/flashgames/game.php?id=32

Balloon Blast Typing
http://www.mrkent.com/games/balloonblast/index.asp

Typing Sushi Cook
http://www.kaiten777.net/en/game/sushi/

Typing-Games
http://www.typing-games.com/

Wild And Wacky from National Geographic - You type in words...
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/games/wildandwacky/index.html

Typing Pal
http://www.typingpal.com/index.asp

Word Island
http://www.lilgames.com/word_island.shtml