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How to introduce kindergarteners to computers


An elementary technology teacher shares her game-based approach to helping her youngest students learn to love the keyboard—and prepare for computer-based assessments.

I work with roughly 500 kindergarten through 5th-grade students. As part of their curriculum, students receive 40 minutes each week of technology class. During the first quarter, we focus on the keyboard.

Today’s students are expected to have some typing proficiency as early as kindergarten. For example, our students must be able to, at minimum, type their first and last name in order to access their devices and accounts. Our 2nd-
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