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Ultimate Guide to Keyboarding: Middle School

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This is Volume I of the Ultimate Guide to Keyboarding.
This is Ultimate Guide to Keyboarding: Middle School
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3 grades 73 pages, 7 unique assessments, 5 templates, 40 images.
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Common Core-compliant, the Ultimate Guide to Keyboarding in the Classroom: Middle School (digital delivery only) prepares students for the demands of a tech-infused classroom. It is designed to be taught in the computer lab or as a shared responsibility–multiple teachers reinforce keyboarding skills. Here’s what you get:
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  • a comprehensive approach to teaching keyboarding–lots of detail, numerous illustrations so it’s easily understood even by teachers who don’t teach tech for a living. Rich in detail so everyone can understand it.
  • supports Common Core needs in the form of yearly testing and Standards requirements for a tech-infused classroom
  • detailed timeline of what to introduce when. Starts weekly and moves to monthly as teachers become more comfortable with how to integrate keyboarding into their classroom
  • can be used with or without optional student workbooks and videos. All three products are fully aligned so students and teacher are at the same point any moment in time.

The book includes:

  • Overview of the book, keyboarding and philosophy
  • Big Idea behind the book
  • Who needs this book
  • How to use the book
  • Equipment requirements
  • Assessments
  • Research
  • Why Learn Keyboarding
  • Common Core alignment
  • Body/Hand position
  • Finger exercises
  • Problem solving
  • Templates
  • Monthly checklists to be sure students are completing what they need to know
  • Yearly checklist to be sure students are ready for the next keyboarding year

Each lesson includes;

  • Vocabulary
  • Homework
  • Materials
  • Activities
  • Steps
  • Images (where available)
  • Websites (where used)

Note to readers: If you’re looking for the Essential Guide to Keyboarding, click here.

Details on Ultimate Guide to Keyboarding: K-5

  • Digital: 73 pages
  • Publisher: Structured Learning (August, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9893690-8-4
  • License: Single user
  • Companion videos: Click for an Online keyboarding class
  • Companion workbooks: Click for K-8 student workbooks

Curious? Here’s a sample.

Ultimate Guide to KB–MS Preview

 

What Goes Well with the Ultimate Guide to Keyboarding:

good idea handwritten with white chalk on a blackboardHow do I pick between Essential Guide to Keyboarding (K-8) and 2-volume Ultimate Guide?

  • The Ultimate Guide:
    • is Common Core compliant
    • includes more detail/images/how-tos on each activity than the Essential Guide.
    • expanded detail makes it perfect when keyboarding is taught across grade-level classes, often by teachers without a background in teaching keyboarding
    • is aligned with new K-8 Student Workbooks
    • includes enriched assessments (to reflect changes since the 2012 publication date of the Essential Guide)
    • includes a detailed timeline of what to introduce when, by week/month
    • includes a slightly-expanded research section
    • responds to reader requests since the Essential Guide’s 2012 publication (which is why it’s over three times as long!)
    • can be enriched with student workbooks and videos
    • can be a student-directed activity when student workbooks and videos are used
  • The Essential Guide
    • is more compact (less than a third of the size of the Ultimate Guide)
    • covers all essential keyboarding material in one book rather than two, and as such, is more portable and affordable
    • is available in print or digital (Ultimate Guide: K-5 is available in both formats, but the Middle School volume is only available in digital)
    • is perfect for teachers looking for a curriculum map of activities more than how to do them
    • has no associated workbooks or videos
    • well suited when keyboarding is taught by one teacher

Reviews of SL Keyboarding Curricula


Thank you for all of the information you provide, I don’t think I could do my job without your books, wikis, and advice. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and others and for being willing to share your knowledge and experience with all of us [refers to the free help available to curriculum users]  –long-time teacher


With online testing we have to hit the road running with keyboarding. This resource makes it easy! Thank you! –TeacherPayTeachers customer


I will be teaching keyboarding for the first time this year. Our students haven’t had an official keyboarding or technology class ever in our school. I really questioned how I was going to accomplish teaching so much information when I see the kids once a week [until I found this course]. –technology integration specialist


Finding you and all that you have to support technology and its users have been a blessing –new technology teacher


I teach computer preschool – 8th grade. Having this guide to keyboarding helped me know what to expect for each grade level. It also gives great websites to use to reinforce learning. I also have the K-8 computer curriculum textbooks and I am highly satisfied with their content.  –Amazon Customer

This book provides tech teachers — both novice and those with years of experience. I especially appreciate the specific guidelines with ACTUAL resources available online with best practices and extensions for a variety of learners. I feel that this is BY FAR the most HELPFUL resource I have come across as a first year technology instructor and plan on using this daily throughout the year! BRAVO! –Amazon customer — first year teacher

I teach computer preschool – 8th grade. Having this guide to keyboarding helped me know what to expect for each grade level. It also gives great websites to use to reinforce learning. I also have the K-8 computer curriculum textbooks and I am highly satisfied with their content.  –Amazon Customer

This book offers so much more than I expected. Not only does it tell how to implement keyboarding into all grade levels (kindergarten-5th) it provides several websites and cross-curricular ideas that can be utilized along with the curriculum. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches technology to grade school students. –Amazon customer


When your child comes home and asks to to practice keyboarding you know the teacher is doing something right. Even though kids can text with two fingers our school has discovered that the kids want to learn how to keyboard. We are using the book for K-8 instruction in keyboarding to prepare the students for the 1:1 program we have in grades 8-12 –Amazon customer, parent


This curriculum goes well beyond simply which software to pick. It mixes software with games, quizzes and projects. All with the goal teaching age appropriate keyboarding.  –Amazon Customer

About the Authors
Structured Learning IT Team is the premier provider of technology instruction books and ebooks to education professionals. Technology and keyboarding curricula, how-to books, tips and tricks, a one-of-a-kind blog-based helpline—all the tools required to fulfill the tech needs of the 21stcentury classroom. All materials are classroom-tested, teacher-approved with easy-to-understand directions supported by online materials, websites, blogs, and wikis. Whether you are a new teacher wanting to do it right or a veteran educator looking for updated materials,Structured Learning and its team of technology teachers is there to assist you. Ask a Tech Teacher is an award-winning resource blog run by a group of technology teachers. It has more than 60,000 visitors a month in search of resources and advice, offers oodles of free lesson plans, pedagogical conversation, website reviews and more. Its free newsletters and website articles are read by thousands, including teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone serious about finding the best way to maneuver the minefields of technology in education.
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Ask a Tech Teacher© is a group of teachers, passionate about technology in education, who run the an award-winning resource blog Ask a Tech Teacher © with more than 75,000 visitors a month in search of teaching materials and advice. It offers oodles of free lesson plans, pedagogical conversation, website reviews and more. Its free newsletters and website articles are read by thousands, including teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone serious about finding the best way to maneuver the minefield of technology in education.