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Crew Review: Keyboarding for the Christian School

on July 19, 2012

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Vendor Name:  Christian Keyboarding

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Name of Product Christian Keyboarding

Price:  Elementary Version $12.95, 6-12 grades $15.95

Age/Grade Range:  Elementary is for K-5 while the other is for 6-12 grades

I took typing in high school and it was a lot of fun, although it was on a type writer – no I’m not that old but almost!  I also desire for my children to all learn how to type correctly instead of my husband’s famous hunt and peck method (although he does type fast, but that’s not the point).  That brings me to introduce you to Christian Keyboarding which can be used in both the Christian school and the home school and it’s a relatively inexpensive way to teach typing to all of your students or children.

Miss Mabel Ladybug will guide your child through their lessons as they learn about typing on a QWERTY key board, touch typing technique and on to the typing itself.  The lessons progress from the alphabet keys, numbers and symbols keys, number pad (we don’t have one of these on our keyboard so I didn’t include these lessons), centering, enumerated lists and time writing.  There is an included keyboarding timed writing scale so that it will make it easy to grade and assess your student’s work.  Using Scripture for the timed writings makes this typing curricula unique so not only is the student learning how to correctly type but they are seeing and repeating God’s Word while they type.

There are built in periodic reviews for the student which aids in retaining the previous used skills.  One reason this is an affordable option for keyboarding is because this will be a PDF file which will have you needing to decide whether to print the pages for your student to stand up by the monitor and do their lessons or put on a tablet.  I chose to send the document to my Kindle Fire and let that be propped up and the lesson viewed on there – it was also easy to pick up where my student left off by opening the e-book.  There are a total of 32 lessons, you could chose to do a lesson a week, which proved most beneficial in our home or if you child is proving to be a fast learner do two lessons a week or one a day.

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**Disclaimer:  As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.

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One response to “Crew Review: Keyboarding for the Christian School

  1. Sarah,

    Thank you for the kind review!

    Yes, I learned how to type on an IBM Selectric until the Panasonic word processors came out. Back then we told teachers that we would either hire a secretary to do this work for us or the computer was going to do the typing for us. Ha! Now managers have to do their own typing and even dictation software can only take you so far.

    Typing on a typewriter or a computer is still fundamental to completing school work or almost any job. The screen shots in my books may be a little different from software versions; but the formatting of the document doesn’t change much.

    If you have other questions or concerns; I am available to help at l.beitel@christiankeyboarding.com.

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