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In this globally connected world, all students must be technologically literate. They must have the ability to use technology as they access information and use their knowledge to think critically, solve problems, and share ideas with others. It is important for students to acquire keyboarding skills to better communicate and collaborate with others.

As Baltimore County progresses with the S.T.A.T. initiative, every student will have a digital device in their hands for personalized learning by the end of the 2016-2017 school year. One of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for Writing states, “With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.” (W.3.6)

                 Here at Timonium, we think it is beneficial to introduce the basic concepts of keyboarding. Here are a few fun free typing games which will help build a foundation for typing skills. 

Keyboard Zoo

http://www.abcya.com/keyboarding_practice.htm

This website is good for students in the primary grades. Students learn the concept of using both hands to type. Students do not need to know how to use the shift key when typing uppercase letters.

Dance Mat Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/levels/level1.shtml

This website is great for students in all grades. It focuses on all the letters using correct hand position for keyboarding. This website has characters which introduce the correct way to type and follows a sequential order.

Typing Adventure

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games/keyboarding_games_typing_adventure1.html

This website is good for the students just learning to type using both hands. It focuses on the home row keys. Students can practice using both hands or using correct hand position for keyboarding.

Typing Practice

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games/keyboarding_games_fillitin_typing.html

This website is good for the students just learning to type using both hands. It focuses on the home row keys. Students can practice using both hands or using correct hand position for keyboarding.

Power Typing

http://www.powertyping.com/qwerty/lessonsq.html

This website is good for students in the intermediate grades. Students are able to choose the keys on the keyboard which they need to practice.

Alphabetic Rain

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

This website is good for students in the intermediate grades. Students can pick the level which is appropriate for them. They can also decide how fast they would like to type.

Word Typing Practice

http://www.powertyping.com/trees.shtml

This website is good for students in the intermediate grades. It gives them practice typing words. It allows for students to choose an appropriate level.

Cup Stacking

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games/keyboarding_games_cup_stacking.html

This website is good for students in all grades. It focuses on all the letters on the keyboard. Students need to be aware of using both hands and/or using correct hand position for keyboarding.