Fun for Little Fingers
Community Review for Dance Mat Typing
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.
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.