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Keyboarding Warm-Up & Assessment.  Wisconsin's Department of Pubic Instruction recommends that students learn to key at 5 times their grade level.  Third Grade Goal:  15 wpm

More Featured Links

  1. Find the Technology  Learn the names of digital tools and technology.  Choose REVIEW for flashcards to learn the names of technology in the game.  Choose FIND to locate the technology in the room.
  2. Growing with Technology:  Carmen's Room  Yasmin's Room  Click on the red monster and then  mouse over what you see for a new activity.
  3. How Cybersmart are You?  Take the quiz and learn how to keep yourself safe online.
  4. Learning About Computers:  Input & Output Devices  Some devices are used to input information, while others are to output information from our computers.
  5. Search Engines for Kids.  Here's some search forms for the major Internet search engines for kids. Below these are Internet search engine links, links to web guides for kids, some specialized search engine forms and specialized search engine links of interest to kids.

Mousing  /  Keyboarding

Mouse like a Pro!

  1. Alphabet & Reading Games
    1. Grammar Blast  Practice your mousing skill while you learn language arts
      1. The Sentence
      2. Nouns
      3. Ready for a Review?
      4. Verbs
      5. Adjectives & Adverbs
      6. Let's Review Again
      7. Capitalization and Punctuation
      8. Pronouns
      9. Super Challenge!  All Gramar Blast Skills
    2. Hedgie's Alphabet Game  Mouse over each picture to hear what it is and then drag and drop each pictures name next to the picture.
    3. Ice Cream Talk:  Nouns and Verbs    Can you click on the nouns and verbs to fill ice cream cones with scoops of ice cream?
    4. Kitten Hop:  Sight Word Recognition   Add some kittens to your game and then see who can jump on the sight words you hear.
    5. Sight Word Bingo   Listen to each sight word and see if its on your Bingo card.  Can you get a Bingo!?!?
    6. Spelling Practice   Select a level and then listen to each word and then drag and drop the letters to correctly spell it.  There's a hungry purple monster that wants to eat the vowels when you're done.
  2. Math & Number Games
    1. Fraction Splat Click on the target type of fraction while avoiding the others. How fast can you do it?
    2. Fractone  Click on the fraction squares to make pairs that have a sum of 1... and do it as fast as you can!
    3. Gran Prix Multiplication  Use your mouse to move your racecar by solving multiplication equations.
    4. Hungry Puppies:  Adding Decimals.  Choose your level and then use your mouse to make a number using decimal addition to feed your puppy.
    5. Jet Ski Addition  Race against other players, using your mouse to add numbers and propel your jet ski to victory.
    6. Marble Drop Addition  Listen carefully to the directions.  use arrow keys to move the penguin to catch marbles that add up to the number shown.
    7. Math Man Jr. Addition  This Pacman-like game has you use the arrow keys to eat a question mark and then eat a ghost with the correct answer.
    8. Math Man Jr. Subtraction  This Pacman-like game has you use the arrow keys to eat a question mark and then eat a ghost with the correct answer.
    9. Money Bingo  Choose your currency and Bingo grid and then add up the money and mark your Bingo card.  You can drag the money you see to help you organize and count it.
    10. Number Race   Practice odd and even numbers as well as number values (greater than and less than) by safely driving and earning more fuel to keep you going.
  3. More Mousing Fun!
    1. Find the Technology  Learn the names of digital tools and technology.  Choose REVIEW for flashcards to learn the names of technology in the game.  Choose FIND to locate the technology in the room.
    2. Five Senses  Learn about taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch.  This game introduces each of the five senses one at a time
    3. Take a Trip   Both Beginner and Expert levels.  Use the mouse to navigate your way safely on a trip.
    4. Take a Trip:  Food Pyramid  Both Beginner and Expert levels.  Use the mouse to navigate your way safely on a trip though healthy eating.
    5. U.S. Geology  Practice geography by assembling a puzzle of the USA.  There are two levels of play.  The game keeps track of your best time to completion
Mousing  /  Keyboarding

Learn the "Touch Method" of Typing

A.  Learning Home Row

  1. asdf  jkl;  Practice Home Row
  2. Dance Mat Typing
  3. Drill One: Home Row
  4. Home Row Typing Lesson
  5. Lesson One: Home Row
  6. KeyBricks: Home Row
  7. KeyMan: Home Row
  8. Retro Typer (Begin with lesson 1:  asdf jkl;)
  9. Sense-Lang: Lesson 1
  10. Typing Club (Begin with j & f)
  11. Typing Course Lessons: F G H J
  12. Typing Course Lessons: A S D K L ;
  13. Typing Course Lessons:  A S D F G H J K L ;
  14. Typing Lessons for QWERTY Keyboard (start with Lesson 1, ASDF JKL:
  15. Typing Tutor:  Home Row
  16. typingMe.com: Lesson 1 Left Hand Practice

B.  Top Row and Bottom Row

  1. Dance Mat Typing
  2. Glencoe's Online Keyboarding. These are the folks that wrote the book -- typing books for generations of keyers. These lessons will carefuly help you review and build skills.
  3. Keyboard Tutorial & Typing Test. Great site to review or learn keying. When you are ready, there is a section to practice composing at the keyboard and then practicing your text.
  4. Learn Keyboard Typing. Great site -- 13 online lessons -- you will move through them quickly. This site is great for a typing "tune-up".
  5. Learn to Type Online. This course has 5 lessons to introduce keys -- maybe too fast for a beginner (but maybe not). This site is a great review for those needed a "tune-up".
  6. Peters Online Typing Course.  A comprehensives and well-done program. This one will work for you if you work it.
  7. Retro Typer (Begin with lesson 1:  asdf jkl;)
  8. Speed Typing Online. Even if you have learned the basics, try this website's quick "tune-up". You can be a speed-typist too.
  9. Typing Club. Begin with home row and then add 2 keys per lesson -- very managable and effective.
  10. Typing Lessons. This site does a fantastic job of breaking the keyboard into short, simple lessons. Highly recommended, especially for those just getting started.
  11. Typing Test Online. Use this site to check your progress -- watch your skills grow.
  12. Touch Typing Online.  If other online programs add new keys too fast, try this one -- it carefully breaks your practice into manageable groups.

C.  Show Your Stuff! 

Have you got it?  Is this easy?  Please open the following MS Word documents and key each of the drills.  Be sure to KEY YOUR NAME at the top (were you see XXXX) and then click below each practice line and key it TWICE, returning (ENTER key) after the first time through. 

Don't worry about mistakes -- please key each line the best you can.  Save each file in your network account as you work on it.  

  1. Drill 1:  Home Row
  2. Drill 2:  H & E
  3. Drill 3:  I & R
  4. Drill 4:  All Keys Learned
  5. Drill 5: O & T 
  6. Drill 6:  N & G
  7. Drill 7:  Left Shift & Period
  8. Drill 8:  All Keys Learned
  9. Drill 9:  U & C
  10. Drill 10:  W & Right Shift Key
  11. Drill 11:  B & Y
  12. Drill 12:  All Keys Learned
  13. Drill 13: M & X
  14. Drill 14: P & V
  15. Drill 15:  Q & Comma

D.  All Key Review

You must complete these online practices before using any of the Fun Skill Building links below.

  1. Letter Reaction
  2. Cup Stacking Game
  3. Home Row
  4. Practice Home Row
  5. Capitalization of Home Row Keys using the Shift Key
  6. Top Row Keys
  7. Bottom Row Keys
  8. Top & Bottom Row Keys
  9. Two Letter Combinations
  10. Three Letter Combinations
  11. Left Hand Practice
  12. Right Hand Practice

Fun Skill Building

(These games are only fun when you are ready to key with all 8-fingers and comfortably use home row.  Please play these games after learning all keys and the "touch method")

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  1. Alpha Attack
  2. Alpha Munchies
  3. Alpha Rain
  4. Balloon Typing Game
  5. Bubbles Alphabet (lower & capital case)
  6. Desert Typing Racer
  7. [The] Frogs Are Off Their Diet
  8. Martian City Defender
  9. Meteor Typing Blast
  10. Outer Space Fleet Commander
  11. Save the Saleboat Race
  12. Typing of the Ghosts
  13. Typing Rocket Junior
  14. Typing Rockets Major League
  15. Typing Tidepool

Even MORE keyboarding games & online practice sites!

Mousing  /  Keyboarding

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