The first full week of classes included a very full week of activity in the lab. The district has initiated a keyboarding program in 5th grade. In addition to the many startup activities (classes registering for electronic textbooks, WITS orientations, etc.) all the 5th graders have begun their keyboarding classes. One of the nice side-benefits of this is that all our 5th grade students are oriented to the network and basic operations already.
Our new keyboarding teacher, Mrs. Meyer, brings a wealth of experience to the program. I’m excited for how these skills will help our students now and in the their future. Mrs. Meyer will be with us for the first half of the year, and then goes to Transit for the second semester to teach keyboarding to their 5th graders.
“Red Lit Computer Keyboard.” Online image. PowerMediaPlus.com. 15 September 2007. <http://www.powermediaplus.com>