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Prep for Typing Camp: Choose the Typing Software Your Students Will Use

By Beth Newingham on May 18, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

After learning the specific fingers that are responsible for each letter on the keyboard, our students actually practice writing sentences in Microsoft Word the first day they are in the lab. But that can get very boring very quickly.

We choose to use Type to Learn 3 during most of our time at Typing Camp. It is a wonderful program that combines traditional typing practice along with games that make the practice fun and motivating. We have a site license for this software program at our school.

I also keep a close eye on the Scholastic Click order forms in the months leading up to Typing Camp. If the Type to Learn Home Edition is ever offered, I send home a note to parents inviting them to purchase a copy so that their child can practice at home. This is great because I can then use the many bonus points that I earn to buy more great books for my classroom library.

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