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Show me the Money! Funding Options for your Classroom Purchase

Show me the Money!  Funding Options for your Classroom Purchase

Too often teachers get excited when they learn about a new teaching tool but hesitate to ask for funding because they know that school budgets ar...

Team Storytelling

Team Storytelling

Purpose:  This is a great activity to use with older students who have learned all of the keys on the keyboard.  It will help students reinforc...

Best Practices for Keyboarding Instruction

Best Practices for Keyboarding Instruction

As keyboarding teachers, we all know the benefits of touch typing and want to pass on these benefits to our young learners.  An individual w...

6 Early Learner Typing Games for Elementary Students

6 Early Learner Typing Games for Elementary Students

Designed for Elementary aged learners, ABCya.com has some great typing games and activities for early learners just getting to know the keyboard. ...

Composing at the Keyboard

Composing at the Keyboard

To help students compose original documents that require critical thinking skills and reinforce touch type practice and proper keyboarding technique.

Touch Typing in the 21st Century

Touch Typing in the 21st Century

The ability to touch type with speed and accuracy is a critical skill in today's computer-based society.  As the US Department of Labor noted, “i...

Blackout

Blackout

PURPOSE:  Students will test their key-by-touch mastery by gradually eliminating keys on the keyboard that they have learned.  Students will ident...

Song Lyrics

Song Lyrics

Sometimes it can be monotonous for students to continually key in assignments from word processing or keyboarding textbooks. To break up the routine, have your students type the lyrics of popular songs. 

Fun, Quick Keyboarding Activities

Fun, Quick Keyboarding Activities

Fun, quick keyboarding activities to practice technique and touch typing.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

PURPOSE:  Test student’s knowledge of the alpha and numeric key placement and identify keys that need additional review. PROCEDURE:  As a class, a...

History of the QWERTY Keyboard

History of the QWERTY Keyboard

Check out this short video about the history of the QWERTY keyboard.

5 Fast and Furious Racing Games

5 Fast and Furious Racing Games

We know there are too many keyboarding games and resources out there, and many of them aren’t worth your time.  So we’ve handpicked "Five Fast and Furious” racing games that are tried and true winners that your emerging typists are guaranteed to LOVE!