Tag Archives: keyboarding

It’s time to place an effective typing curriculum near the top of the list.

I just read an article in The Hartford Courant today about “allowing students to bring to school any online device they had- Smartphone, tablet or laptop- for use in class as teachers saw fit.”  Educators are realizing that it makes no sense to stop students from using the digital tools they use outside of school.” I totally agree with this but I do have one concern.  Why would you hand a student a laptop and NOT teach them how to touch type beforehand?  You don’t drive a car until you take driver’s ed….you don’t jump into a pool before you learn to swim….you don’t give a child a book without teaching them how to read first.  My point is that there are steps to learning how to do something.  You don’t start at step 10 and work backwards!  You start … Read More

Keyboard Classroom’s curriculum works one on one with the student

When we launched Keyboard Classroom nearly four years ago, it was after testing the product in a classroom environment for over a decade.  Parents of children with and without learning disabilities embraced it as a way to complement what their children were doing in school.  Now it appears, educators have caught on as well. A three year old school in North Carolina recently created a new typing curriculum completely around Keyboard Classroom.  The school, built on a philosophy of inclusion, brings children with special needs, children with average abilities, and children who are academically gifted, together in a friendly and charitable environment. One of the school’s teachers wrote to us.  “I was drawn to your program because of its specialization for helping children with special needs. We have children with ADD, Dyslexia and serious handwriting difficulties.  We understand that in developing their typing skills, we … Read More

The Importance of Typing Skills in Everyday Life

As I was reading blogs on the importance of typing I came across an article by Burt Cotton.  I thought I would share some of his insights since I wholeheartedly agree with them! “Like anything in life, practice makes perfect. I am sure that you have heard that saying before. There is great truth to this fact. If you want to achieve anything in life, you will need to commit yourself to daily practice. This includes everything from playing the piano, competing in sports, and even mastering your typing skills. If you want to improve your typing skills then you will need to commit yourself to daily typing practice. Daily typing practice is the key to your typing success. Neglecting to practice will ensure that whatever gains you have made in speed and accuracy will be lost over time. There … Read More

Here Come the Calls

Well, it’s been 1 month and 3 weeks since school has started.  Then it hits….the emails start and the phone rings.  Here is what I hear from parents. “My kid takes forever to do his homework.  It is causing so much tension!” “HE gets so frustrated when he has to write an essay or do anything on the computer.” “I am so tired staying up until 1:00am typing his homework!” I am sure it sounds familiar to some of you. I have been working with a unique typing program called Keyboard Classroom that will end this nightmare for both the kids and for you. Computers are a way of life!  Just look at what Steve Jobs has done in his short career!  Keyboarding is a fundamental skill in today’s society. It provides our connection with the rest of the world … Read More