Need Keyboarding Practice?

In years past, every high school student took a “typing” course. With the introduction of computers, “keyboarding” found it’s way into the elementary grades. While computers have become an increasingly large part of our schools and classrooms, keyboard practice has made its way right out of many schools. Some students are able to learn efficient keyboarding on their own, however many would benefit from more dedicated practice.

While there are many sites online that offer free typing activities and games, one site has collected a variety of these in one place. Click here to find online typing tutors.

Search by Reading Level

Did you know that Google Search allows you to refine search by reading level?  Use the Advanced Search feature, and target search for Basic, Intermediate or Advanced results only.  Great for struggling readers in you classroom.  (Don’t forget about the other great features in “Advanced Search, such as searching by file format or date posted.)

And, don’t forget about “Simple English” in Wikipedia…this is a great way for students to access basic information about a topic as they begin to explore and research a topic.  Find it in the list of language choices, in the left column of any Wikipedia Page.