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Four new keyboarding products available to kickstart your school’s keyboarding needs. Why are these important?

If you teach in a Common Core state, there are two foundational reasons keyboarding skills are essential:

  • Common Core yearly assessments (i.e., PARCC, Smarter Balanced) expect an intermediate knowledge of keyboarding. For example (from PARCC, SPARCC Consortium, and schools taking the test):
  • Change formatting
  • Click/tap
  • Constructed response (word limits)
  • Copy-paste
  • Drag-drop
  • Highlight
  • Keyboard with sufficient speed and accuracy to complete test on time
  • Manipulate graphs
  • Use navigation and answer tools
  • Plot points
  • Run simulations
  • Scroll
  • Select and drag or slide
  • Select area, object, text, multiple items
  • Solve tech problems quickly
  • Think-while-typing
  • Toggle between tabs
  • Type one-three pages at a sitting
  • Type with text editor
  • Unselect
  • Use calculator, protractor, ruler, video
  • Common Core expects the use of technology as a learning tool across all subjects. Keyboarding is fundamental to accomplishing that

Structured Learning has four new keyboarding resources (plus one more for homeschoolers) to make this happen:

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More Webinars!

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Because you asked–How to organize your tech classroom!tech classroom

These 13 videos (more added every month), approx. 30 minutes per webinar, show you how.

Do you wonder how to set up an effective, exciting, motivating classroom to teach tech? It’s not difficult–but there are steps you must take that are different from a grade-level or subject-specific classroom. Watch these videos at the start of school and often throughout the year to understand how to integrate tech into your classes and how to help students use tech to get the most from their education adventure. 13 Webinars include:
  • Set up your tech class
  • How to create a class internet start page–and why
  • How to teach a tech lesson
  • 6 topics to teach in every lesson     
  • How to talk to stakeholders about tech
  • Keyboarding in 45 minutes a week
  • Problem solving (that’s tech problems)
  • Presentation Boards (tech problem solving, tech vocabulary, and Google Earth)
  • Digital note taking in the classroom
  • Digital citizenship
  • Blogging in the classroom
  • Differentiation with tech
  • Grading technology

More are added every month.

Click here for a sample.

Questions? Contact zeke.rowe@structuredlearning.net or askatechteacher@gmail.com

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