Teacher Review For Dance Mat Typing

Groovin' and Typin'

Kristy (GAE) L.
Media specialist/librarian
P.S. 200 Benson
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used the Dance Mat Typing website in my computer lab to help students learn keyboarding and typing skills. It's many levels allow students of all levels to excel and be challenged. My students enjoyed the songs and videos and were able to maintain focus for a full period at a time. It's also helpful for my English Language Learners as they practiced letters too!
My Take
I think this is a great tool for students of all academic levels and provides much needed keyboarding skills to a generation of one-finger-swipers! I would love the option for students to login and return to the level they completed at a previous session. Overall, great tool and useful for grades 3-5 in my computer lab.