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Lakeview Elementary School

Last modified: May 19, 2020

Robin Friedbaum

Summer vacation is here and we’re all looking forward to spending time with friends and family in the sun. But when you need to come inside and take a break from the sun you can find some fun (and educational) activities on the sites below. You can continue using many of the programs you used during the school year and even try some new ones. In addition to Typing Club you can try a couple of new Keyboarding Programs. You can also find links to many Keyboarding Games sites below. Summer is a great time to learn something new. If you’re interested in learning more about Coding there is a link to some great Coding Lessons and Activities also.

Each of our Lakeview classrooms has a mobile lab with enough devices for every student in the class. Our 1st and 2nd grade teachers also have a set of iPads they use for center time and special projects. There are two additional mobile iPad labs that are used throughout the year for special projects. We also have a computer lab where our 2nd-5th grade students learn and practice keyboarding skills 1-2 times each week.

We have a subscription to IXL with many fun and colorful math activities for each grade level.  We use Imagine Learning and Literacy in most of our classrooms and i-Ready Math in our 1st-3rd grade classes. Students can log into these sites from the Curriculum Links below.

This year, more than ever before, the students (3rd grade and up) are using keyboarding skills in Weekly Assessments and projects. Students can find a link to the Typing Club program we use at school in the links below. There are many fun activities and educational programs students can access from the Keyboarding Sites link below.

Keyboarding Tips

Remember! When you practice keyboarding at home you need to use the Proper Keyboarding Position you learned in keyboarding class.

  1. Sit Up – Keep your back straight.  Your feet together and flat on the floor
  2. Space – A comfortable space between you and the edge of the desk.  Don’t stretch your arms too far.
  3. Keyboard Centered and near the edge of the table or desk- the “H” key should be right in front of you.
  4. Wrists – Keep your wrists straight and fingers on the homerow keys.
  5. DON’T LOOK AT YOUR FINGERS**

**Wear a Key Cover over your fingers–don’t get in the habit of looking at your fingers.

Things you can use as a key cover:

A paper towel, a kitchen towel, a napkin, a scarf, have your mom cut a piece of fabric, tape a piece of paper to the top of the keyboard.

Keyboarding Lessons and Practice Links

Keyboarding Games Links

Curriculum Links

Summer Fun Links

Research Site Links