Keyboarding in Elementary School

KeyboardElementary school students are being asked to interact more and more with computers for instruction and for assessments. While it is not generally appropriate for young children to learn formal touch-typing skills, it is important that they are familiar with keyboarding. Virginia Beach elementary schools have been encouraged to provide opportunities for students to develop these skills through the use of keyboarding applications as well as the use of free web resources. At home parents can support the development of these skills in their elementary-aged children by getting them to use any of the many websites that can be found online. Some suggested sites include: