For students who struggle with handwriting and getting their thoughts on paper efficiently, becoming proficient with keyboarding can be a life-changing skill. It’s also a critical skill 4 life for students with typical learning profiles.
After helping dozens of students learn to touch type this summer during my keyboarding intensives, parents inevitably ask what their child can do to keep improving their skills. Here is a short list of fun ways to practice: (more…)
Ever since Handwriting Without Tears launched their new keyboarding program, Keyboarding Without Tears, I’ve been asked my thoughts about it by colleagues and parents alike. As a certified Handwriting Without Tears specialist, I was excited to learn more about their new program. I recently attended their workshop, From Pencils to Keyboards: Teaching Written Production in the Digital Classroom.
Keyboarding Without Tears is the only keyboarding program that is developmentally based and offers individual curricula for kindergarten to 5th grade. I really appreciate that the more advanced lessons in the program tie into the common core curriculum taught in each grade to support and supplement student learning. (more…)