Effectively Teach Keyboarding

As a teacher, how can I effectively teach keyboarding to the student that is new on it?


Focus on Progress not Perfection

We all know that practice makes perfect! Are there students in your class that are struggling with typing? That is okay!

Show students that it is not only normal but perfectly OK to make mistakes when typing. Celebrating mistakes helps you and your students appreciate progress when it comes.

We recommend encouraging students to learn touch typing in a step-by-step basis. Teachers should provide students with correct sequence, manageable increments, repetition, time, and positive validation. We all want students to be excited about typing!

Best Regards,
Lyka Remeticado
Community Associate at Typesy

Hello, @myleedean!

For touch typing specifically, the first step for a new learner will be to learn their finger positions. Each finger has assigned letters based on the positioning of the hand over the keyboard. The middle row on a QWERTY keyboard will serve as the home row, the starting position for each finger. When typing, each finger has an assigned zone of keys, each requiring a movement of one or two keys away from home. After a finger has moved to type a letter, it will return to its home position.

No matter what level of typing mastery a student has, the most important piece of learning touch typing is consistency and repetition. Touch typing relies on developing the muscle memory needed for typing without looking at the keys. After enough practice, all students will be moving their fingers across the keys instinctively.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)