Keyboarding Without Tears makes it easy to teach keyboarding and pre-keyboarding skills that students need to succeed in any assignment, in any setting. The award-winning Keyboarding Without Tears program teaches touch typing, digital citizenship and computer readiness with developmentally paced, grade-specific lessons. Students complete grade-level appropriate lessons with engaging, game-based activities and audio and video instructions for self-directed learning. Teachers have access to guides, including digital citizenship and computer readiness lessons that require only 5-10 minutes a day or 30 minutes a week to teach. Teachers can preview and monitor student progress with digital teaching dashboards, and program activities integrate easily with cross-curricular subjects like science and social studies.
- Engaging grade-specific sequenced keyboarding activities for K-5 students
- In-depth grade-specific teacher guides
- Additional teacher-led digital citizenship lessons
- Compatibility with PCs/Macs, Chromebooks and tablets
- Cross-curricular themes integrated with subjects like science and social studies
Seal of Alignment review
The Keyboarding Without Tears program received the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment for Readiness. Reviewers determined this resource helps build foundational technology skills needed to support the ISTE Standards for Students. The sequenced, self-directed keyboarding activities for K-5 students develop touch typing keyboard skills using a method that will keep learners engaged while they practice new skills. Teacher-led lessons also provide a strong digital citizenship foundation and help reinforce material throughout the curriculum.
"The Keyboarding Without Tears program is a strong, appealing, well-developed curriculum designed with insightful attention to detail, awareness of students’ intellectual growth and development, and deep pedagogical knowledge."
—ISTE Review Report
The Keyboarding Without Tears program was found to support the following ISTE Standards for Students (2007):
2. Communication and Collaboration
2.b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
3. Research and Information Fluency
3.b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
3.d. Process data and report results.
5. Digital Citizenship
5.a. Advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of information and technology.
5.b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning and productivity.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
6.a. Understand and use technology systems.