I’ve always thought that one of the most valuable classes I took in high school was typing. Yep – we had old school typewriters and spent an hour each day, five days a week, for an entire school year learning how to type without looking at our hands. And we used correction ribbon and everything.
Kids these days really don’t know how good they have it, you know?
But just as the tools of typing have changed, so have the ages of kids who really need to know how to do it. Keyboarding for the Christian School is here to help.
Here’s a little background behind how this program came to be:
HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN KEYBOARDING: “As Leanne was teaching in the private school arena; she noticed a need for Christian material for the computer courses since the only ones were Glencoe, Century 21, and Mavis Beacon software. Through a diligent search; there was no suitable curriculum which demonstrated proper touch-typing methods, offered MLA and APA report formatting, and had Biblical-based references and material for students to copy. Thus, Christian Keyboarding was formed combining the elements needed to satisfy state education requirements and Biblical references for the private school requirements.”
As you can see in the screen shot above, this is a pdf-based program. I found it can be done with my kids completely on the computer by opening multiple screens and minimizing them so that both showed up at the same time, like so:
But we also found we like it much better when I print off the lessons and open a Word document full-screen. Doing it that way makes it easier to see what you are doing. The lessons are well-laid out and very helpful for teaching beginning typing skills. In addition to my 8 and 10-year-olds, I’m planning to have my 11 and 13-year olds brush up their own typing skills with this just for the sake of speed and improvement.
And I thought this included list of typing techniques was very helpful as well. It’s a complete program and, since it’s a downloadable pdf, very affordable at $12.95. If you prefer to receive a hard copy version, those are also available for $45 which covers both the full-color printed pages and shipping.
To sweeten the deal, use the coupon code SUMMER2012 to receive 20% off your purchase. This code expires 8-29-12.
See what others had to say about both this and the other levels of Keyboarding for the Christian School right here.
Disclaimer: The product was provided for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts are my own. I keep a proper disclosure statement available here.