Keyboarding


#1

Do we have any resources or curriculum for keyboarding skills? Or does anybody know of a credible free online program that a teacher could use to teach keyboarding? I find a lot of stuff when I do an surface level internet search, but wondering if anybody has actually vetted any of the sites that are out there, or if anybody has a recommended program.


#2

I would love some info on this if you find/hear anything. I think it’s a necessary skill that is lacking for many of our students.


#3

We actually have something for this already in Moodle. It’s called MooTyper. There are some assessments built in already, but we would likely need to build our own.

In a course, turn editing on, choose an activity, choose MooTyper, you can configure there. It would be great to create a larger bank of lessons.


#4

Interesting, thanks Jon, I will take a look at that.


#5

Ok, I think I need more information. I’m not sure what to configure. When I add activity “MooTyper” it basically brings me to a blank page creation screen. I created a test page and it doesn’t seem to really “do” anything – it just appears as a Moodle page. The only thing I see different about the activity editing screen is “MooTyper Administration” which brings me to a page that looks like this, but I have no idea what to do with it:

Clearly my Moodle building skills are somewhere between zero and novice at this point!


#6

This is a plugin and it can take some getting used to. I will make a video that walks through it. We have the ability to upload more lessons if we want, what is there is a sample. On the student end, it’s pretty simple and easy to follow. I never mentioned it before because I wasn’t sure anyone would use it. I’ll follow up here with more info soon…


#7

My son uses typing.com with his occupational therapist, and I think they have used it at his K-8 school. I think it is mostly free, but I don’t know if that is just from the student perspective. It seems like a pretty good program. You can set up an account and track your progress.