• Keyboarding 101:
    Helping Legacy Students to Build Good Keyboarding Skills!
    home row keys
    Attention Legacy Students!
    Do you want to improve your keyboarding skills? Here are several free, online activities that will help to increase the speed and accuracy of your typing skills. Many of these games start at an easy level, but advance to more challenging levels as you get better. Because these websites are "free", many have advertisements or links to other sites. Please be mindful of this and only go to the game or activity described below.
     
    AlphaMunchers: Click HERE!
    Directions - Always begin by placing your fingers on the home row keys. To begin, select EASY (home row keys), select a CHARACTER and then click GO. As you improve, challenge yourself with the more difficult levels.
     
    Balloon Game: Click HERE!
    Directions
     - Always begin by placing your fingers on the home row keys. When you are ready to begin the game, click START. Balloons with letters will fall from the sky. Press the correct letter on the keyboard before the balloon hits the ground. Try NOT to look at your fingers. Try to beat your highest score.

    Big Brown Bear Keyboard: Click HERE!
    Directions
     - Always begin by placing your fingers on the home row keys. 

    Big Brown Bear Learn to Type: Click HERE!
    Directions
     - Always begin by placing your fingers on the home row keys. 

    Chameleon Game: Click HERE!
    Direction
    s - Always begin by placing your fingers on the home row keys. When you are ready, click START. You will be typing words and sentences that use all of the punctuation keys as well as capital letters. The words appear at the top of the window as well as a fly in on the game screen. Try NOT to look at your fingers. Try to beat your highest score.

    Cup Stacking: Click HERE!
    Directions
     - Always begin by placing your fingers on the home row keys. 

    Dance Mat Typing: Click HERE!
    Directions 
    - This is a GREAT site for beginners! Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Click on Level 1, then Click START to learn about the home row keys. Try NOT to look at your fingers as you advance through each level. Gradually build up your skills until you reach Level 4!
    Five Boxing Wizards: Click HERE!
    Directions - This is a GREAT site for students who already know their home row keys. The goal of this game is to help you increase your speed and accuracy. Try NOT to look at the keyboard. Remember, practice makes perfect! The paragraph at the top of the window is the paragraph you are to type in the bottom of the window. Press the "Start Typing" button to begin!
     
    Keyboarding ZOO: Click HERE!
    Directions 
    - This is a GREAT site for true beginners or students in Grades K, 1 and 2! Always begin by placing your fingers on the home row keys. You will learn the keys in alphabetical order. Make sure your sound is turned on!

    Speedy Speller: Click HERE!
    Directions - Always begin by placing your fingers on the home row keys. When you are ready, click START!
     
    -Links Courtesy of Hillside Elementary- 
Last Modified on February 16, 2017