The Team Thanks Their Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week has been celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week with a five-day giveaway. As the week comes to an end, we’ve come together to submit our own thank-you notes to teachers who made a positive impact in our lives.

Thank you to all teachers, today and everyday! #ThankATeacher

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“Key Bee” Challenge Leverages in a District-Wide Competition

Move over Spelling Bee, there’s a new bee in town and this one’s got students mastering an essential and foundational 21st century communication skill: typing. Introducing the first-ever Oklahoma City Public Schools “Key Bee,” which is a multi-phase, district-wide keyboarding competition designed for grades 3-8.

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Rory Stadt is the technology teacher for grades 6-8 at South Middle School Joplin, which serves a diverse student body of 600. In order to equip all students with the skills they need to succeed in today’s technology-enabled world, the district focuses on imparting the 4Cs of 21st century learning — communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking — by providing authentic learning opportunities across a variety of online platforms. Continue reading “ Q&A: Insights From a Middle School Tech Teacher”

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How Supports One School’s Digital Citizenship Initiatives

Beth Budinich, a librarian from Foothills Elementary School in Washington, recently wrote an article for EdTech Digest that highlights how she is using to equip students with proper keyboarding techniques. Teaching keyboarding skills is one of Beth’s three key digital citizenship initiatives as part of a curriculum designed to teach students in grades 3-5 not only the foundations for communicating online, but also how to appropriately use technology, evaluate online content, and navigate more complex issues, such as internet safety and cyberbullying.

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New to Custom Lesson Creation Tool for Teachers!

We’re excited to announce a new feature that will enable teachers to use in original ways and to support cross-curricular learning. The new custom lesson creation tool empowers teachers to generate original content for students to type, integrate with current events or classic literature, or focus on any other content your students need to learn, helping them improve typing skills simultaneously. With limited class time and much to learn, teachers can now accomplish more things at once! Continue reading “New to Custom Lesson Creation Tool for Teachers!”

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Typing is the Foundation for 21st Century Communication  

As more teaching and learning happens online, students must be skilled and efficient typists in order to complete their coursework and advance to the next grade level. Today, in addition to physically writing answers, typing is another form for students to communicate their understanding of specific concepts across any discipline. And similar to writing, the earlier a student is exposed to the proper techniques, which includes keystrokes, finger placement, and speed, the better equipped they are to succeed in a variety of learning settings, both in their studies and beyond. Continue reading “ Helps the Jessieville Lions Achieve High Test Scores”

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How to Encourage Parents to Touch Type

Just like their with their students, mastering typing for parents is the first step to building their abilities in word processing, internet usage, and any number of other computer applications.

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