• KEYBOARDING PRACTICE FOR PARCC

     
    The ability to keyboard well is important for our students especially with PARCC.  How much are our students expected to be able to type? According to PARCC:
    • GRADE 4 students should be able to type a minimum of 1 page in a testing period.

    • GRADE 5 students should be able to type a minimum of 2 pages in a testing period.
    • GRADE 6 students should be able to type a minimum of 3 pages in a testing period.

    We have a lot of “thumb” typists who are very good at getting their thoughts across on their smart phones, but need much more practice in actual keyboarding - especially for the “long haul.”

     

    To prepare for the ELA sections of PARCC, students should practice their keyboarding and mouse skills within the classroom, and parents should foster practice at home.

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    Dance Mat Typing

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing

    Twelve lessons provide guided practice on all keys

    Keyboard Challenge

    http://www.abcya.com

    Geared for Grades 2-5, reinforces clicking and dragging keys to their correct location

    RetroTyper Keyboard

    http://www.abcya.com

    Geared for Grades 2-5, select “Retro Typer Keyboarding.”  17 activities provide practice on all keys

    Learning Games

    http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/featured-games/typing-challenge.html

    Typing challenges—practice and assessment

    Mouse Around

    http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm

    Mouse skills practice

    Mouse Exercises

    http://www.seniornet.org/howto/mouseexercises/mousepractice.html

    Four short activities to practice mouse skills, including mouse placement, clicking the mouse, drag and drop, and drawing with the mouse

     
     
     
    PARCC GAMES
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