KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”

KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”
KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”
KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”
KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”
KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”
KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”
KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”
KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill”
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KEYBOARDING RUBRICS & TIPS – “Learning a Life Skill” includes general information for the instruction of Keyboarding and rubrics for the assessment piece. Keyboarding is a LIFE SKILL – one of the most important skill classes any student will take during their elementary or secondary school experience. The primary purpose of a student’s education is to prepare them for life by equipping them with the right tools and skills they will use throughout their elementary, middle, high school, college years, and beyond! "Hunting and Pecking" at the keys is no longer a viable solution to the problem - students need to learn the "How To's" NOW. The biggest challenge for keyboarding teachers is getting their school/district leaders to recognize that TIME is needed for instruction and they must set realistic priorities when scheduling Keyboarding classes. Skills are not learned overnight – they take TIME and PRACTICE! That is a fact and it has never changed through the years!

  • Have you been told that you will be teaching Keyboarding and find yourself unsure about what to do or where to begin?
  • Are you an experienced Keyboarding teacher and are looking for something new – ideas and rubrics.
  • Could you use some keyboarding rubrics that actually measure a student’s progress on a routine basis -- rubrics that have been successfully developed and implemented by experienced keyboarding teachers?
  • Would sample letters written to communicate a student's progress to their parents be helpful?
  • How about some pointers from Keyboarding teachers who have “been there and done that?”

This Education Get Real offering is invaluable for Keyboarding teachers (new as well as experienced) who are looking for materials that clearly measure student skill development and which include instructional tips. It has been written by two highly experienced Keyboarding teachers who wish to share their ideas and written works with you. Three different rubrics (elementary, middle, and high school) plus two sample parent letters asking for their support and updating them on their student's progress are included in this package. The rubrics are very detailed – much different from what you may currently be using. If they do not meet your needs, these rubrics can serve as examples to help you as you create your own personally-developed assessments.

Proper technique is the primary objective of keyboarding and helping students automatically key without thinking about the key locations is the secondary objective. Practice and repetition help them react in a very natural and automatic way. The following are assessed: eyes on copy, correct fingering, wrist & elbow position & movement, body position (feet on floor and sitting up straight), and attitude & work ethic. All categories are accompanied by an ALL-INCLUSIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION of what is expected (advanced proficient, proficient, partially proficient, needs major improvement, and unsatisfactory) – NO Yes/No or 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 responses.

Who could ask for more? Get started TODAY! You will love having these rubrics at your fingertips to incorporate into your teaching repertoire. All of our Education Get Real materials are available here on this Teachers Pay Teachers website. If you would like to communicate directly with us, we invite you to contact us on our website at and complete the form. We also publish a newsletter on a regular basis to keep our customers "in the loop," so please sign up for that on our website as well. Check us out – our EGR “Materials are Created BY Teachers FOR Teachers! We look forward to hearing from you!"


  • Technological Literacy (understanding of hardware, software)
  • Digital Literacy (understanding of design, using electronic media, web design, conducting research, critical thinking, decision-making, communication and collaboration, creativity, innovation, ethics, plagiarism)
  • Language Arts/English (communication, vocabulary, spelling, editing)
  • Business Education


Another useful tool for Keyboarding teachers is this product. Check it out for yourself:

KEYBOARDING DRILL & PRACTICE – “Developing a Life Skill”


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