Review: Keyboarding for the Christian School

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Do you remember learning to type in junior high or high school?  I’m not sure how they do it these days, but if you’re old, like me, you probably remember typing “asdf jkl;” or “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog,” from those little stand-up books.  These days there are all kinds of high-tech computer typing programs — and my kids don’t really care for them…well, the oldest, anyway.  I haven’t bothered trying to teach the younger two to type yet since we’re still working on reading fluency.

If you’re looking for a good, basic typing program similar to the probably old-fashioned way that you learned to type, Keyboarding for the Christian School may be just what you’re looking for.  Available as an immediate eBook download, there are two versions to choose from:  the Revised edition, geared towards kids in grades 6 and up is only $15.95, and the Elementary version, for kids in grades K-5, is only $12.95For a limited time, you can purchase both editions for only $22.

The Elementary edition features short lessons, focusing on only familiarizing the student with the keyboard and the basic typing skills.  Each lesson begins features Miss Mabel Ladybug, a colorful little icon who offers a daily verse from God’s Word.

The Revised edition covers all the essential typing skills, using Scripture verses and text taken from Christian writings to teach skills such as:

  •  numbering
  • centering
  • MLA and APA reports
  • works cited
  • bibliography
  • letters
  • proof-reading marks

To view sample pages or see other products offered by the company, visit the Keyboarding for Christian Schools website.

I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.  Your experience may vary.

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3 Comments

  1. My husband's first job fresh out of college was a business teacher in a private Christian school. His job was obsolete within five years, as people outgrew typing. The sad thing is, because we learned the correct way, our generations can type very quickly without error. Thanks for the reminder of a skill that shouldn't be neglected.

    We made the brain hats you posted, so I linked back to you, back to Erin, back to Ellen. I am excited to have three great blogs to direct readers to.

    Blessings to you today!

  2. 'the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs'

    thats the way to check all 26 letters in the alphabet, and check all the keys on the typewriter/keyboard to make sure that they all work.

    ah, typing 101 in high school. boy was that LOUD. and yes, I have just dated myself.

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