Keyboarding Curriculum for K-12 Students

Provide the foundation for effective technology use for all students by teaching students to type

Comprehensive Typings Skills

Keyboard Layout

Identify, explore, and understand the layout and configuration of common QWERTY keyboards, including common hotkeys and shortcut key combinations.

Ergonomic Strategies

Demonstrate proper touch keyboarding techniques and ergonomic strategies such as correct hand and body positions and smooth and rhythmic keystrokes.

Keyboarding Proficiency

Gain proficiency, accuracy, and speed in touch keyboarding.

Keyboard Layout

Identify, explore, and understand the layout and configuration of common QWERTY keyboards, including common hotkeys and shortcut key combinations.

Ergonomic Strategies

Demonstrate proper touch keyboarding techniques and ergonomic strategies such as correct hand and body positions and smooth and rhythmic keystrokes.

Keyboarding Proficiency

Gain proficiency, accuracy, and speed in touch keyboarding.

Curriculum Elements

Delivered through Learning.com’s award-winning platform, the curriculum features interactive digital lessons, scaffolded projects, and dynamic progress monitoring.
Interactive Lessons
Individualized digital videos with an interactive and gamified interface
Application Exercises
Hands-on and collaborative learning opportunities with unplugged modifications
Guided Practices
Practice sessions to apply the lesson content with specific keys, key combinations, and technique

Personalized Instruction with Adaptive Keyboarding

Customers receive exclusive access to our state-of-the-art Adaptive Keyboarding application, which delivers personalized keyboarding instruction for students. Based on a student’s skill level, the application creates a completely personalized learning sequence that effectively hones their typing technique for improved accuracy and speed.

The application features in-depth reporting, learning challenges, games, and muscle memory training.

The Keyboarding Adventure for Grades 3-5

Students explore the keyboard and the world around them through a series of different habitats and adventures and collect badges as they progress.

Urban Keyboarding Explorers for Grades 6-8

Students find their way across the keyboard while exploring cities around the world and collecting badges, like stamps in a passport, as they complete keyboarding levels.

Keyboarding Curators for Grades 9-12

Students embark on an archaeological adventure in which they discover and collect artifacts as part of their keyboarding practice to build accuracy, technique, and speed.

Enaging Students with Keyboarding Games

As students progress through Adaptive Keyboarding, they are rewarded for practice time with gameplay in our exclusive in-app games.

Dinotyper

In the game for K-8 students, it’s prehistoric dinner time, and dinosaurs want food. Students keep their supper safe from the dinosaurs by typing letters above the dinosaurs’ heads.

Keyboard Cannons

K-8 students become the captain of a pirate vessel sailing the seven seas. The seas contain sea monsters, and students keep their ship safe by using their typing skills to fight off the monsters.

Keyboarders

Students in grades 6-12 are skiers and snowboarders invited to participate in an adrenaline-fueled downhill race. Students type passages that appear above the slopes to guide extreme racers down the snowy hills to victory

Word Defense

In this upcoming game, K-8 students become the commanding officer of a faraway space base. A rogue meteor shower has entered the atmosphere, and it’s up to students to use their keyboarding skills to protect the base from dangerous falling rocks

Enaging Students with Keyboarding Games

As students progress through Adaptive Keyboarding, they are rewarded for practice time with gameplay in our exclusive in-app games.

Dinotyper

In the game for K-8 students, it’s prehistoric dinner time, and dinosaurs want food. Students keep their supper safe from the dinosaurs by typing letters above the dinosaurs’ heads.

Keyboard Cannons

K-8 students become the captain of a pirate vessel sailing the seven seas. The seas contain sea monsters, and students keep their ship safe by using their typing skills to fight off the monsters.

Keyboarders

Students in grades 6-12 are skiers and snowboarders invited to participate in an adrenaline-fueled downhill race. Students type passages that appear above the slopes to guide extreme racers down the snowy hills to victory

Word Defense

In this upcoming game, K-8 students become the commanding officer of a faraway space base. A rogue meteor shower has entered the atmosphere, and it’s up to students to use their keyboarding skills to protect the base from dangerous falling rocks

"Students are loving the Adaptive Keyboarding. The excitement in their voices and eyes when the reach level 2, 3, 4 and 5 is apparent."

Kendall Binder, STEAM Coordinator & Teacher
Westerly Creek Elementary
Denver, CO

“In Adaptive Keyboarding, the hand visual cues help the students to look up and not down at their own hands. Plug and Play offers an automatic grading system which is great. With Adaptive Keyboarding, students earn game time, it has brighter colors, and they can earn badges/move up levels. I love that they offer such a variety of lessons beyond the typing.”

Jennifer Aholt, Digital Innovations Specialist
Farmington School District
Farmington, MO

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Teachers

  • Save time with the built-in gradebook and auto-grading features
  • Personalize instruction with student-led and adaptive content
  • Engage students with gamified lessons
  • Integrate content into core subject areas
  • Measure progress with student and class-level reporting
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