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Building the Foundation for Digital Success

Keyboarding Without Tears makes it easy to teach the pre-keyboarding and keyboarding skills students need to succeed with any assignment, in any setting. 

 

Keyboarding Without Tears prepares students in more than just typing. They learn the rules of the online world, developing flexible skills and confidence to help them succeed. This online, game-based curriculum for K–5 helps students learn typing, general computer readiness, online test prep. Students can also access an award-winning digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Education.

Building the Foundation for Digital Success

    Learning Without Tears programs are designed to make teaching and learning simple, effective, and fun.

    Keyboarding Without Tears uses a patented, row-based approach to teaching the keyboard. Traditional typing and keyboarding programs use a column-based approach. KWT's approach includes yellow, green, and blue rows of keys, making it easy for students to learn finger-key association, ensuring keyboarding becomes a comfortable, automatic skill.

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    Instructional Purpose

    Keyboarding Without Tears prepares students in more than just typing. They learn the rules of the online world, developing flexible skills and confidence to help them succeed. This online, game-based curriculum for K–5 helps students learn typing, general computer readiness, online test prep. Students can also access an award-winning digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Education.

    Keyboarding Without Tears sharpens students' keyboarding accuracy while enriching their understanding of other subjects. Our fun typing lessons and writing activities connect keyboarding to math, social studies, ELA, and science knowledge.

    K – Grade 2 — Puzzle Pieces

    In this foundation skill activity, students build fine-motor skills and practice letter recognition and differentiation between capitals and lowercase, aided by audio feedback.

    Grade 2 — Math Sentences

    Students can build their math vocabulary and practice typing. Using grade-appropriate math equations, students type out the problem with numbers and words instead of symbols.

    Grade 3 — On the Stage

    Students type biographical and fun facts about musicians. They're treated to a music clip from each musician after completing the activities.

    Grade 4 — Type to See

    Facts about fun, interesting subjects are presented to students. As they complete typing these sentences, an image from that subject is revealed to them.

    Grade 5 — Write About It

    Students are presented with a theme or subject ranging from the Hubble Telescope to Egyptian ships, then required to type out paragraphs that explore these topics.

    Digital Citizenship

    Students who use Keyboarding Without Tears will also learn how to responsibly navigate the digital world through our collaboration with the award-winning digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Education. The six key topics of the curriculum include:

     

    • Media Balance & Well-Being
    • Privacy & Security Digital
    • Footprint & Identity
    • Relationships & Communication
    • Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
    • News & Media Literacy
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    Easy Implementation

    Keyboarding Without Tears is a web-based platform that works seamlessly with Clever, Google Single Sign-On (SSO), ClassLink OneClick/OneRoster, PCs/Macs, Chromebooks, and iPads.

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    Proven Effective

    In a research study, 70 percent of students in grades K–2 saw improvement in their technique. Good technique is the basis for keyboarding proficiency. In the same study, students using Keyboarding Without Tears had a 43% higher average words-per-minute score than students not using Keyboarding Without Tears.

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