Typing Helps

Typing is an important part of our world today and students should begin early to practice this skill.  Below are some resources to help our students learn and practice typing.

Online Programs

Keyboarding Online

Utah Online offers Keyboarding Online to students who would like to work on their typing skills.

www.keyboardingonline.com

Typing Agent

With Typing Agent students will learn:

  • Critical keyboarding skills.
  • How to type code.
  • Internet safety.
  • Introduction to word processing.
  • And more!

USOE Keyboarding Standards for Students

Grades K-2 

  • Students will be introduced to touch keyboarding techniques and correct fingering.
  • Mouse-driven software is recommended for K-2 students.

Grades 3-5 

  • Students will learn touch keyboarding techniques, with emphasis on correct fingering.
  • Students will achieve a minimum of 25 words per minute by the end of 5th grade.

Grades 6-8 

  • Students will use proper touch keyboarding techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of basic word processing functions and
    proofreading.
  • Students will develop composing skills at the keyboard.
  • Students will achieve a minimum of 35 words per minute by the end of 8th grade.

Grades 9-12

  • Students will exhibit keyboarding competency in other curriculum areas.
  • Students will successfully complete the Computer Technology graduation requirement.