Teacher Review For ABCya!

Teaching Typing Through TECH!

Thomas P.
Special Education Instructor
P.S. 48 Mapleton
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My school has no technology program and I needed a way to help teach my students how to type and be able to have basic mastery of typing skills. There are many different typing games on many different levels. Therefore, I was able to use it for various grades in my elementary school. Best for 2-5 grades.
My Take
I thought it was a great way to teach children to type using games. However, after a while they did get bored. The more challenging games actually pushed the children's abilities and made them focus on typing skills. So many of the children thought that they knew how to type, but didnt actually. It ended up being a great learning experience for them. Another note that I had on this was that it was an excellent skill that could be used for occupational therapist. It truly challenged the students' fine motor skills.