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Keyboarding Without Tears Program®

Developmentally appropriate keyboarding instruction for any classroom.

We teach pre-keyboarding and keyboarding by grade, beginning with the easiest typing skills first and building on those skills as children progress through each grade level. Our simplified approach ensures consistency as students improve their touch typing skills from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Reduces prep time Easy for Educators

  • Flexible, ready to teach lessons
  • Only 10 minutes a day or 30 minutes per week
  • Grade-level keyboarding expectations for students
  • Real-time progress reporting at the classroom, school, and district level
  • Robust lessons for digital citizenship skills
  • Classroom and management tools for easy setup and planning

Why It Works Fun for Students

  • Developmental progression of skills
  • Grade-level lessons with cross-curricular themes
  • Foundational keyboarding practice for all skill levels
  • Engaging, game-based activities
  • Self-directed lessons
  • Pre and post-assessments to support individualized learning plans

Proven Strategies

Get quick student results with our keyboarding program.

Simplified Approach to the Keyboard

The color-coded rows and simple approach to the keyboard reinforce correct technique to make keyboarding a comfortable, automatic skill.

Our technique begins with learning correct posture and the functions of the keyboard and mouse, which develop muscle memory, dexterity, and finger association. When students have these skills, two-handed typing becomes an automatic ability.

Our simplified approach to learning helps students understand finger placement and improve their keyboarding technique.

Cross Curricular Connections

Teach keyboarding alongside other subjects! Fun typing lessons and writing activities connect keyboarding to math, social studies, ELA, and science.

Rich content with various themes engage students as they type about music, science, and math. No boring drills!

Digital Citizenship Lessons

The program includes digital citizenship lessons to prepare keyboarders for using the computer and internet safely and responsibly.

Digital citizenship lessons for all grades include four areas: digital information, digital protection, digital consideration, and digital communication. This ensures children are safe and responsible as they navigate online.

We have created four topics that encompass lessons to support the nine elements of digital citizenship. The lessons can be taught at the teacher’s discretion. Each lesson covers one or more of the four topics of digital citizenship: information, protection, consideration, and communication.

The lessons rotate throughout the topics to give students exposure to all simultaneously. Because some students may have more exposure to technology than others, it is wise to consider teaching digital citizenship prior to starting the Keyboarding Without Tears® curriculum. This ensures that all students are familiar with the parts of technology, as well as the rules required to be responsible digital citizens.

Easy SetUp

Flexible License Models and Implementation Options

Purchase grade-level licenses and get your students one step closer to keyboarding mastery with age-appropriate content and cross-curricular themes. Volume, multi-year, and site license pricing models are available to fit your school and district needs.

Choose from multiple implementation options including roster management and SSO solutions such as Clever, Google SSO and ClassLink.

Grades K–2 Early Computer Learning

Keys for Me: Kindergarten

Our kindergarten lessons develop motor skills, introduce keyboard and mouse functions, teach left and right hands separately, and reinforce handwriting skills with typing practice and games.

My Keying Board: Grade 1

First grade builds on pre-keyboarding lessons, including finger dexterity, dragging and dropping skills, finger-key associations, and typing letters and words.

Key Power: Grade 2

In second grade, we introduce engaging keyboarding activities that build muscle memory, teach the entire keyboard, encourage typing practice of common letters, words, and sentences.

Grades 3–5 Touch Typing & Test Prep

Keyboarding: Grade 3

Third graders review and master foundation keyboarding skills, learn number and function keys, format and type paragraphs, reinforce fine motor memory, and increase typing accuracy.

Keyboarding Success: Grade 4

Students in fourth grade improve keyboarding skills by concentrating on typing speed and fluency, strengthening muscle memory, and improving skills needed for computer-based testing.

Can-Do Keyboarding: Grade 5

By the end of fifth grade, students will master typing accuracy and speed, handle standards and testing in higher grades, practice writing paragraphs, and experience typing as an automatic skill.

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