Sunday, September 22, 2013

QwertyTown- Keyboarding Fluency

Keyboarding is an essential component of literacy for today's students.
QwertyTown is a modern web app. It provides a safe, teacher-controlled environment where students can communicate with their classmates, teachers, and friends. While becoming fluent with a keyboard, students are learning how to interact in a digital environment. This environment prepares them with a fundamental skill set essential for academic and professional success in the 21st century. 

Our technology director recently purchased Qwerty Town for our district! Students practice on Google Chrome books at school and they also can practice at home!

QwertyTown's goal is to help students develop keyboarding fluency and online communication skills. With engaging activities, authentic online communication tools, and the ability to differentiate speed and accuracy goals for students, the educators behind QwertyTown created the most effective keyboarding program on the market.

Students get to customize their own avatar for Qwerty Town. Here is mine! I love dogs!
The Qwerty Coins are used to purchase items. I am so glad that you are given Qwerty Coins to start the program and then you continue to earn them as you complete the lessons. 
I can see how my students are doing:

This student is having trouble with lesson 2. 
Where was this when I was in school????? Oh yeah- we used typewriters! I would have loved to learn how to type using this program! 
I recommend you ask your tech director ASAP about purchasing Qwerty Town!

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