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Learn to type | Learning to type | Typing for kids | Children’s typing Learn to type with the fun and practical program from Keyboard Classroom. Learning to type is the main focus of Keyboard Classroom. Keyboard Classroom teaches typing skills in fast in one-minute sprints, quickly developing speed and accuracy. It’s especially effective for kids with learning disabilities and special education needs like those with Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Asperger Syndrome, and some other forms of Autism. When these children can learn to type fast without thinking about where their fingers are, they can concentrate on the words they will use to express their thoughts. It’s a life-long learning skill which is vital for children. Keyboard Classroom is a great way to build children’s typing skills. The skills taught in Keyboard Classroom teach important skills through … Read More
Finally, a typing curriculum developed by educators from a school for learning disabled students in CT. The Ben Bronz Academy knew how important it was to teach their students how to type BUT all the programs out there had too much flash, noise and distractions to actually teach the keyboarding skills. So the educators got together and realizing that repetition and “muscle building memory” lessons was what they needed; they designed Keyboard Classroom! Fluency, Incentives and our exclusive Finger Guides have helped students of all abilities learn to type. Read what the Super Kids Educational Software Review says about Keyboard Classroom: http://www.superkids.com/aweb/pages/reviews/typing/2010/KeyboardClassroom/merge.shtml This curriculum is currently being used in schools or at home….it has been tremendously successful in the schools that have switched to this program! Please go to www.keyboardclassroom.com to find out more!
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
While shopping the other day I noticed something happening over and over again. As I was at the checkout counter I noticed how the sales associates typed. Some were hunting and pecking….and taking forever to get the basic information into the machine. Others were fast and smooth! I decided to mention to each associate that I teach typing. Well the responses were interesting. Those that hunt and peck said they always wanted to learn typing but never did in school. They said it’s a skill they use everyday and were surprised that they weren’t taught in school. The proficient typist said they took one class in high school and were thankful they could always depend on it! Which is exactly why I market Keyboard Classroom….we went back to the basics while developing this curriculum. We saw the typing programs on … Read More
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 the KC bug 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. Besides autism, we also have children with ADD and serious handwriting difficulties. There are other … Read More
I ask myself this question every time I see a young person sitting in front of a keyboard. I’m not talking about an i-Pad or a cell phone where their thumbs do their talking, but an honest to goodness computer keyboard. It’s what they’ll use to do their homework, fill out those college applications, and most likely, make their living in the real world. I stand over their shoulder and watch… and shudder. More than 75% of our children can’t type. Oh, they can hunt and peck, and some of them are pretty fast. But put a book or a pile of notes next to the computer, ask them to type without looking at the keys, and they’ll crumble like a wounded video game character. So I ask the question again…. If you wouldn’t give a child a book without … Read More
Eric from South Carolina was much like any other 6th grader with learning challenges. His mother has been trying to teach him to type for more than three years now but nothing has worked. Eric has ADHD and has serious trouble physically writing as well as organizing his thoughts. His Mom was hoping to free him from the physical task of writing by having the typing become automatic. Eric started using Keyboard Classroom two months ago and the results have been remarkable. “It really helps me type because I can go at my own pace and it’s more interesting than other programs and I don’t get bored,” he says. “I like that it doesn’t show me how fast I am, because that would put me under pressure. But I can tell I’m getting better.” Eric’s 3rd grade sister doesn’t have the … Read More
Summer is on the downswing and I am gearing up towards another great school year. My experiences at the HomeSchool Conventions this past year rejuvenated me! We received the warmest of welcomes. While Keyboard Classroom was designed for children to learn typing in a home environment, we’ve always said that the key to long term success is the involvement of a parent. Mom or Dad should act as a coach, insuring proper finger placement and practice at first, then encouraging success as the child advances. HomeSchool parents do this anyway. At these conventions, I repeatedly demonstrated the software, using dozens of children who had either never typed before, or who had long ago given up on the more “popular” learn to type programs on the market. Without exception, they took to Keyboard Classroom immediately, passing levels and having their fingers … Read More
A recent survey of Keyboard Classroom users showed a certain percentage of students practicing just five minutes a day. Like anything else, just a little more time would make a world of difference. Our studies show that fifteen minutes a day is the optimal practice time. A few minutes in the morning and then an equal amount of time at night begins to create the muscle memory necessary to show marked improvement. Fifteen minutes a day for six months can result in typing proficiency of 35 words per minute. Encourage your child to work just a little longer and they’ll take pride in their results.
Sometimes the best inventions are the most simple and straightforward. Teaching a student how to type, teaching anyone how to type, can be only as effective as their motivation! Keyboard Classroom has developed a unique product called Finger Guides. These Guides attach to a standard computer keyboard with velcro pads and guide a student’s fingers to the correct keys, allowing them to learn touch-typing without incorrect, error-prone moves. Learners want to look at their fingers. It’s only natural and in our case, it’s OK at first. But we wanted a way to insure that they would also use the proper finger placement and not resort to hunting and pecking with their index fingers. So we invented these simple plastic Finger Guides. You attach them to a typical keyboard, placing them diagonally between the “W” and the “E” on the left … Read More