Lesson Plans/Activities

Please check the computer education page for other projects involving keyboarding.

Story Starters
http://www.berkeleyprep.org/lower/fourth/writing/story_starters.htm

Journal Writing Topics
http://www.berkeleyprep.org/lower/fourth/writing/journal_writing.htm

Celebrity Letter Writing Assignment w/Envelope
kbceleb.doc

Alphabet Soup Assignment
alphasoup.doc

Keyboarding Numeric Keyboarding Assignments
I use these assignments as reinforcement when learning the numeric keypad. These are Excel files with protected areas so the students can't accidentally erase the formula. There are three assignments and three "templates" that they can download and open to do the assignments in. I have them set to add them up so they can check their numbers based on their math. They simply change the top to their name and type the assignment number in the blank. Then, get busy typing.

Keyboarding Letter Writing Activity (knowledge of tables and internet required)
kbletter.html

Keyboarding Activity: Typing Football
kbtypingfootball.html

Keyboarding Dinosaur Endurance Exercise
kbdino.html

Keyboarding Thanksgiving Activities
kbthanksgiving.html

Keyboarding Activity: Alphabetical List Relay
kbalphalistrelay.html

Keyboarding Activity: Stop the Music
kbstopthemusic.html

Keyboarding Activity: Think or Sink
kbthinkorsink.html

Keyboarding Ideas (Miscellaneous)
kbideas.html

Keyboarding Final Exam (production)
Download here Download text Download Answer Key

Keyboarding Final Exam (written)
Word format: Download
WordPerfect format: keyfinal.wpd
NOTE: The test is for my class which uses WordPerfect, but you could download and edit as needed for your class needs

Keyboarding Technique Lesson: Using a Chat Room
kbchat.html

Keyboarding Story Starter #1
kbss1.html

Keyboarding Story Starter #2: The First Boat Ride
kbss2.html

Keyboarding Story Starters #3: An Assortment of Starters
kbss3.html

Keyboarding Free Write Assignment
kfreew.html

Keyboarding Story Starter for Reading Comprehension (this is actually a link to someone's webpage, but it can be printed out and used in keyboarding for reading comprehension and creativity)
http://www.rhlschool.com/read4n1.htm

Other Keyboarding Education Links

Lyman's Keyboarding Learning Activities
http://lyman.dtc.millard.k12.ut.us/kb/kb.htm

Keyboarding/Computer Class Resources (Junior High by Rod Hames)
http://www.crews.org/media_tech/compsci/

Class Spelling Stories Lesson Plan (can be adapted for junior high keyboarding; have students type instead of write the stories)
http://www.spellingbee.com/lessonplans/lesson5.htm

Keyboarding Bingo
http://www.mavisbeacon.com/teachers_lounge.html

Review of Typing Software
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/pages/reviews/typing1/sw_sum1.shtml

"Train the Trainer"--Teaching Keyboarding to Elementary-Age Students
http://biseben.bus.usu.edu/wbea/papers/keyboarding/keyboarding.htm

History of Keyboarding
http://www.mavisbeacon.com/history.html

Letterchase Keyboarding Freeware/Speed Builder
http://www.letterchase.com

Online Typing Textbook
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~slavik/typing_class.html

Ainsworth Keyboarding Trainer Demo
http://www.qwerty.com/

Online Typing Tutors

Typing Pal
http://typingpal.com

Learn 2 Type
http://learn2type.com