Keyboarding programs recommended by EdTech:
Typing – Free program to learn typing. Login with Google. Students are registered to track progress.
Key Hero Typing Test – No log on required but an option if students want to save their work.
Dance Mat typing – Popular, active keyboarding option.
Typing tests – Skill range settings.
Keyboarding Zoo – Great introduction to keyboarding. (ABCya.com has more than one keyboarding option. Take some time to explore this site.)
Typing Club – Part of Google Chrome apps.
Slimekids.com – Recommended by educators.
Vacations are a good time for students to practice their keyboarding skills.
Common Core standards that include keyboarding skills:
W.3.6. With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
W.6.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting. W.4.6. W.5.6. are similar – one page (4th) , and two pages (5th) in a single sitting.
Reference is from Qwertytown.com