OficeSkills.org offers keyboarding for elementary students (kids) that effectively introduces and teaches elementary level students the basics of touch-typing technique and skills. The curriculum features a strong focus on drill-and-practice designed to help students grades K1-5 achieve touch typing fluency and master the alphabetic keyboard. 

Keyboarding for Elementary Students (Kids) Course (K1-5)


Kids Keyboarding

6 Months – Open Entry (Join Anytime)

Your login to the Online Kids Keyboarding Class will be emailed to you upon enrollment. Students have 6 months to complete your course from the date of registration.

Keyboarding for Elementary Students (Kids) Course Description

Keyboarding for elementary students (kids).

This kids keyboarding for elementary students online typing course is appropriate for elementary school students and is perfect for summer classes or the home schooler. The self-paced curriculum introduces new keys by rows where students first learn the middle row, then the top row, and the bottom row of the keyboard. The content is designed with a strong focus on sight and high frequency words.

In addition to learning how to type, our courses now include Computer Basics and Digital Literacy units. The self-paced Computer Basics unit teaches students the basics of technology, including the parts of a computer, how to click and scroll using a mouse, and proper behavior for working in a computer lab.

The self-paced Digital Citizenship unit teaches students the basics of appropriately and safely using technology, including rules for acceptable online behavior, cyberbullying, email manners, and more. It is recommended that students complete Computer Basics prior to completing this unit.

These self-paced online typing lessons are taught using the EduTyping program, a typing tutorial designed for personal computers using Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. The EduTyping Jr. software includes all of the necessary lessons, tools, and exercises to effectively introduce and teach elementary level students the basics of touch-typing technique and skills. Students who successfully complete this course will learn how to touch-type quickly and efficiently on a QWERTY keyboard.




No software is required to take this keyboarding course as you will learn using EduTyping, a 100% web-based online technology. Edutyping’s typing programs for elementary students curriculum has been developed to meet the needs of all students in Grades K-5 so when enrolling your student, you’ll have the option to select from specially-designed, grade-by-grade curricula, each built to address the unique learning objectives at each specific grade level from kindergarten to Grade 5 where students progress at their own pace. The keyboarding lessons for elementary students is completely online so you only need access to the Internet using a major browser. Please see below for recommended browsers and specific requirements.

  • The recommended browser to use is FireFox, which can be downloaded and installed for free by visiting www.mozilla.com.
  • Adobe Flash player is required (which is usually pre installed with most browsers) and can be download for free by visiting www.adobe.com.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer, version 6.0 or higher is required for the students, and version 7.0 or higher is required for instructors. Upgrade IE for free by visiting www.microsoft.com.
  • Another excellent browser option is Google Chrome, which can be downloaded and installed for free by visiting www.google.com/chrome.

Recommended Book: No Text Required


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the parts of a computer, what makes a computer run and using a mouse.
  • Safely surf the internet and behave responsibly online.
  • Master the Alphabetic and Common Symbol keys on the QUERTY keyboard using the Edutyping Software program.

Keyboarding Curriculum for Elementary Students (K1-5)

Detailed Course Outline

 1. Parts of a Computer
 2. What Makes a Computer Run
 3. Using a Mouse
 4. Computer Lab Rules
 1. Surfing Safely
 2. Cyber Safety
 3. Online Behavior
 4. Email Rules and Manners
 5. Internet Search Tips
 1. Why Should I Learn to Type?
 2. Where Do My Fingers Go?
 3. How Do I Sit?
 4. Where Should I Look?
 Tips for Timed Tests
 How to Improve Your Speed and Accuracy
 1. Learn the F Key
 2. Learn the J Key
 3. Learn the Space Bar
 4. Learn the D Key
 5. Practice the D Key
 6. Learn the K Key
 7. Practice the K Key
 8. Learn the S Key
 9. Practice the S Key
 10. Learn the L Key
 11. Practice the L Key
 12. Learn the A Key
 13. Practice the A Key
 14. Learn the Semicolon (;) Key
 15. Practice the Semicolon (;) Key
 16. Learn the Enter Key
 17. Practice the Enter Key
 18. Learn the G Key
 19. Practice the G Key
 20. Learn the H Key
 21. Practice the H Key
 22. Learn the Apostrophe (‘) Key
 23. Practice the Apostrophe (‘) Key
 24. Practice the Middle Row
 F, J, and Space Bar
 Review F, J, and Space Bar
 D and K Keys
 Review D and K Keys
 S and L Keys
 Review S and L Keys
 A and Semicolon (;) Keys
 Review A and Semicolon (;) Keys
 G and H Keys
 Review G and H Keys
 Apostrophe (‘) and Enter Keys
 Review Apostrophe (‘) and Enter Keys

Typing Lessons for Elementary Students – How Students Learn

The course is packed with resources to help students. Students can work on the lessons at their own pace or with their parents when filling out their worksheets. To meet the needs of ALL learners, lesson content is presented using a multimodal approach.

1. Lesson Video Lesson content is first presented in short, narrated videos. These colorful and engaging animated videos offer a fun and informative way for students to learn the lesson’s key concepts.

2. Lesson Content Students are next prompted to read each lesson’s content presented in a clear, graphically-illustrated text format that uses meaningful images to enhance and develop their understanding.

3. Downloadable Worksheets (Optional) Optional downloadable worksheets reinforce lesson content and prepare students for the lesson quiz using a variety of supporting activities such as True and False, word searches, matching activities, and more. The activity worksheets are delivered as PDFs for students to practice and complete offline.

4. Lesson Quiz Students finish each lesson by completing a brief, multiple choice quiz that tests their knowledge of the key concepts presented in the lesson. Students are able to see their results in real time.

Apart from our keyboarding courses, all office skills classes are taught in the office skills collaborative online classroom. All courses are open entry/open exit so students can join at any time.

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