Keyboarding

 Why keyboarding?

Knowing how to type is important because the new Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts and the new Smarter Balanced Assessment outlines keyboarding proficiency!  The Common Core State Standards outline that students increase their typing stamina as they move through fourth, fifth, and sixth grades from 1 page to 2 pages to 3 pages in a single sitting!

Common Core Standards for Writing (Grades 4-6)

 W.4.6  With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

 W.5.6  With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

 W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting

How fast should kids type?

As a general rule, keyboarding speeds should be measured as "5 words per minute (wpm) x grade level".  Therefore, a student in fifth grade should have a goal of at least 25 words per minute and a sixth grade student should have a goal of 30 wpm.

Typing Practice

Create your own Typing practice account by clicking on this logo.

   

  1. Enter your Username, Password, First and Last Names.

  2. Select your homeroom teacher's name from the Class list.

  3. Select Create Account.

 

Proper Keyboarding Finger Placement

Created on 10/29/2014 - Last updated on 10/29/2015