Tagged: keyboarding

Teacher Group Management Pages Now Online! (And teaching coding questions)

Mar 26, 2015 | | Say something

I am very pleased and excited to announce that the teacher portal is now online and ready to use for teachers and parents. Signing up for a teacher account is free and gives access to many features that a computer applications instructor or parent will find very useful. Groups Page Under the groups page teachers […more]

Floating Fingers: Allowing Fingers to Hover Above Home Row

Feb 4, 2015 | | 6 comments

Many teachers, including myself, have been guilty of not allowing students’ fingers to float above the home row keys.  We may have insisted on making students keep all the fingers on home row and touching the keys, even during bottom row lessons.  I understand why we do this, because many times students use the wrong […more]

“Eyes up” Teaching students not to look at their fingers or keyboard while typing 

Jan 20, 2015 | | 28 comments

A natural struggle for many new typing students is that they want to stare at their fingers constantly while typing. I’m convinced that many teachers have grown weary repeating “eyes up” or worse “don’t look at your fingers” to students countless times. Generally speaking these promptings have little effect on outcomes and only serve to […more]