Hi,We know that homeschool parents are expected to fit a lot of content into a short amount of time. Just like in any class, teaching keyboarding to children needs to be managed well. Typesy can’t provide you with a magic amount of time in which this curriculum should be utilized, because each classroom is different. What we can do is recommend that these sessions be done at least twice a week for 30 minutes each. This can be done during rotations, children’s down time or during regularly scheduled teaching times.
Community Associate at Typesy
Proper typing requires the strengthening of muscle memory which is best achieved through repetition. Therefore, teaching needs to involve repeating many skills-building lessons over time. For this reason, instead of dedicating one hour of instruction to keyboarding per week, it is much more beneficial to offer shorter bursts of practice time daily.
The great news is that Typesy is designed to monitor each student’s progress and adapt to their skill level, meaning all you have to do to facilitate learning is have the student log in to their account! With over 4,000 lessons available, you can be sure your learner has the time they need to succeed.
You can teach typing as a stand alone activity or, if you’re looking to integrate typing practice into other subjects, by adding keyboarding into core curricula already in place. Any assignment involving the use of computers can easily serve as a chance to review and reinforce good typing habits. In the English Language Arts, typing also helps to strengthen spelling and writing skills. Typesy has over 2,500 common-core standards-based lessons, so you can be teaching differentiated lessons in science, social studies, ELA, and math while also allowing time for typing practice.
Hopefully that’s enough to get you started!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)