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Take Your Students to Typing Camp!

By Beth Newingham on May 10, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

In my district, keyboarding instruction is a third grade requirement. We believe it is important for our students to be provided with formal typing instruction before they enter middle school so that they do not develop "hunt and peck" habits that are hard to break.

We have found that short, sporadic visits to the computer lab are not effective. When students are first introduced to typing, they need lengthy, consecutive time periods in which they learn the location of the letters on the keyboard and have ample time to practice typing using the correct fingers.

Long periods spent practicing keyboarding can be very laborious for elementary students... unless you make it fun! My solution is Typing Camp! What is more enjoyable than camp?

Check out more photos and information on our Typing Camp here.

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