With the onset of computer based testing (CBT) affecting several grade levels, it is becoming more and more important for student to be computer literate. Keyboarding skills also become a factor. For example, students in 2nd grade will be typing the spelling part of the FAIR-FS. How can we help them prepare?
One suggestion would be to print out a mock keyboard like the one above. You can attach the printout to the inside of their journals, in a spelling folder, or simply laminate and store them at each group. That way when you are introducing new spelling patterns during the week you can have the students practice "typing" them right at their seat.
To download a blank keyboard (a larger version than the one above), click here.
Source of keyboard: http://sharpjacqui.blogspot.com/2009/07/keyboarding-and-literacy.html