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Teaching Basic Keyboarding Skills to young students in Kindergarten, first, and second grades can be one of the most challenging tasks teachers can face! This Google Slides (PowerPoint compatible) activity will help you teach your students the basics of computer keyboarding and letter recognition of the bottom row keys with ease. With embedded videos starring a cute monster “friend,” most of your students will be able to work independently which will allow you to support kids who may need a little more attention.
Activities in this product include:
✨ 54 Kid Friendly Slides
✨ 53 Short Videos starting our Monster “Friend” that explains and models tasks.
✨ Introductory Bottom Row Keyboarding Video
✨ 2 Videos that model in detail, how to complete activities
Your students will be introduced to each of the seven bottom row letter keys, the comma key, period key and the slash key! For each key they will work through the following activities:
✨ Introduction to the key with correct finger placement
✨ Reminder of Enter key and Spacebar functions
✨ Type the Letter or Symbol – three lines with spaces
✨ Type the Letter or Symbol – complete three letter words with the missing target letter
✨ Sort the Letters or Symbol– drag and drop the target letter on a table and other letters into a trash can. Letters are formatted in different fonts and colors to help strengthen letter recognition and positional terms.
The majority of your students will be able to work independently with the embedded short video guiding them through a new activity or concept! You also have the benefit of real documentation of your students' progress as they gain valuable technology skills!
This unit is a no prep and paperless which is a win-win for you! Your students will love working with online interactive resources! The content is high interest and engaging for kids who love technology. It’s ideal for both the computer lab/technology specialist, as well as a technology center in the classroom!
You will receive detailed teacher directions with instructions on how to manage these files as well as teaching suggestions.
More activities are on the way for lower elementary students, including keyboarding and introductory text formatting to name a few!
If you are looking for more activities for lower elementary students, please check these out: