Teacher Review for Dance Mat Typing

Fun for Little Fingers

Lauren F.
Media specialist/librarian
PS 198
NY, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I am the Technology in an elementary school (Pre-K-5) I use this website to supplement another keyboarding curriculum that we use with the third grade. This site visually supports learning by separating the left and right keys with a line, uses colors and animations to introduce the keys and the proper finger placement.
My Take
I recommend using this tool in the classroom. It is a fun way for students to learn how to keyboard. Classroom teachers with access to a cart can utilize this tool to expose their students to the foundation necessary for keyboarding mastery. Students enjoyed the Billy Goat and his voice which helped sustain their level of engagement. Be sure your computer has Flash Player installed as it is required to run Dance Mat Typing.