Teacher Review for QwertyTown

Very effective tool for teaching keyboarding and digital literacy

Jackie R.
Technology coordinator
Animo South Los Angeles Charter
Los Angeles, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We have been using this tool to teach keyboarding primarily, but I also utilize the videos to do a whole class lesson on responsible digital citizenship and developing healthy habits while working with computers (i.e. posture, taking frequent breaks etc.) The keyboarding part is obviously individualized and hence, self-paced which makes it ideal for settings where students levels/needs vary.
My Take
I find that the lessons are very well thought out, instructive and fun at the same time. The kids absolutely love the tool and enjoy learning typing in its fun, game oriented platform where they are constantly getting feedback by way of badges, stars etc. I was very please to have found it and highly recommend it to other teachers.