Technology in the Classroom: Make Keyboarding Fun

The goals of teaching typing aren’t speed and accuracy: The reason we teach typing is to get kids to communicate in a manner that doesn’t disrupt their thinking process.

The importance of typing, meanwhile, can’t be underestimated. Think of all the classroom needs that require the skill:

  • Journaling
  • Researching
  • Collaborating
  • And more

Indeed, the ubiquitous academic nature of typing underlines its importance, and today, frequent contributing writer Jacqui Murray, also a technology teacher, outlines several ways that teachers can make their typing lessons more fun, including:

  • Drills
  • Team Challenge
  • Quizzes
  • And More!

How do you keep keyboarding practice fresh in your classroom?

Top 12 Super Bowl Activities for the Classroom

The energy that the Super Bowl radiates each year is palpable. Kids everywhere don their favorite jerseys in anxious anticipation, and television and the Internet is chok full of big game-themed advertisements and news stories (not all of them good this year).

Recently, we took a look at some fun classroom activities involving the Super Bowl, and every year at this time the article trends highly. In it, we suggest the following football-based learning lessons:

  • Football Measurements
  • Sport Weather Effects Experiment
  • Anatomy and Sports Injuries
  • And More!

All in all, executing some Super Bowl-themed curriculum plans is a great way to motivate students and enliven your class.

How do you use Super Bowl excitement to inspire learning?

Graduate Programs for Teachers

Did you know that the team is an excellent resource for helping teachers advance their careers through helping enroll in graduate programs?