Keyboarding Arts
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When should we teach students to navigate keyboards? What activities are age appropriate?
 
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Keyboarding classes don't always have to be "drill and kill" sessions. Teachers can stimulate curiosity by asking discovery style questions about what the typewriter inventor was thinking ... and why we still have the QWERTY format with upper case
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For those days when you can't find someone capable of running your lab while you're gone. Best used with an optional PreKeys Gross Motor lily pad enhanced Keyboard purchased online at http://keyboardingarts.org/onlinestore/ Call or text
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These six songs teach basic keyboarding skills such as left versus right hand, thumbs versus pinky fingers, etc. They reinforce the alphabet and the order of number and letter keys when we read the QWERTY computer keyboard from left to right and
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Home schoolers and other parents might use this activity to engage their children who can read the odometer from the back seat at gasoline and rest stops, this summer. "How much is this number?" parents might ask, followed by "How many more miles
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Teachers, tutors and home schoolers may recognize the Dolch Sight Words list for early readers. Doc Frog has adapted this list for early keyboarding students. He reasons that we ought to teach the left hand and right hand only words with one letter,
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This early childhood counting activity works best if the students have their fingers on a keyboard other than the one connected to the computer. The Teacher or Tutor can control the speed of presentation and can move forward or backward using the
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Set of 4 vinyl keyboards, 12 inches by 4 inches each. Our lessons encourage students to start with fingers on the number row and both thumbs on the space bar. Unplugged keyboards allow parents, teachers and tutors to model and supervise best
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Dr. Bill Morgan (801) 946-4085 voice or text keyboarding.arts@gmail.com
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We use this lesson plan to guide students to analyze the sounds and spelling of the words for numbers. This will help them as they begin to write checks, with both the numbers and the words for the amounts written on the same check. It will also
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This is what all the other PreKeys lessons lead up to. The teacher or tutor will use PowerPoint slides to guide the discussion. Every student will key, type, poke or pound the answers to the question. The teacher or tutor gets an instant visual
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Made from banner quality vinyl, the PreKeys Floor Mat is washable and durable. Measures 10 feet by 4 feet. See also http://padlet.com/keyboarding_arts/prekeys
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Unplugged Keyboarding with PreKeys lessons and activities. This table sized mat rolls out to 5 feet by 2 feet. See also http://padlet.com/keyboarding_arts/prekeys
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Dr. Bill Morgan discusses some of the benefits of keyboarding in the elementary grades - beyond speed and accuracy drills! When should we start teaching our children to navigate computer keyboards? Visit http://padlet.com/keyboarding_arts/prekeys
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Print and use this PDF file for a Pretest of student knowledge of the keyboard. Instruct the students to fold the paper so that the top and bottom are both showing, but not at the same time. Set a timer for two minutes and tell students to use a
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PreKeys is an innovative, developmentally appropriate keyboarding method for young students that familiarizes them with the Qwerty keyboard. Based on Whole Brain and Whole Body learning theories, PreKeys’ objectives align with NAEYC standards for
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Six years teaching multiple subjects in elementary grades; Ten years consulting with educators in multiple states.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Limited direct instruction, preferring discovery learning based on Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence theory. Attention to Piaget's Child Development Stages.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Dissertation evaluating teachers' use of technology in Idaho at the turn of the Century (data collection 1999-2000).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Elementary Ed from U of Utah; M.Ed. in Education Administration from BYU; Ed.S. in Instructional Design from USU; Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation from USU.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For the past decade Dr. Bill Morgan, with teaching experience in K-12 Schools in California, Utah and Illinois, has been visiting classrooms in public, charter, private and parochial schools. With a Ph.D. in Education from Utah State University, he has been researching ways that teachers and students teach and learn with computer technology.

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