This is an exciting week for 3rd grade students... we will begin formal keyboarding instruction! Each student will make a 'Typing" folder with a chart on the inside to track their progress throughout the year and monitor their own accomplishments in how many words per minute they can type as well as their accuracy. We begin with a great typing program called "Typin's Cool" that has DVD to demonstrate proper home row finger positions and how to reach each alphabetic key with the correct reach and finger. After viewing the DVD and practicing with the keyboard students will work through the 12 stages of beginning keyboarding from the program "Dance Mat Typing".
Welcome Third Grade students!
This is going to be a GREAT year in Technology class. We will begin our year reviewing the Technology lab procedures, rules, and expectations. You will learn a little bit about me, and I want to know all about you! What do you like to do with technology? What types of devices have you used before? Do you have any favorite internet activities?
We will also begin to learn and use Technology vocabulary terms for the equipment we will be exploring this year.
Our first lesson will also include this Power Point Presentation: