EduTyping is a comprehensive web-based software to help students develop keyboarding skills. As part of the California Common Core Standards, students are expected to use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing. Like all skills, using a keyboard takes PRACTICE!
Over Winter Break, VCUSD had our first EduTyping Challenge! Cave Language Academy won a computer for their library!
The contest was such a huge success that our K - 8 schools will be participating in three competitions over the next few months. This will help our students get ready for the State Testing (Grades 3 - 8) where they will be using keyboarding and computer techniques to complete the exam.
Here are the dates for the competitions:
- January 4 - February 8
- February 9 - March 7
- March 8 - April 25
Students are being given opportunities to use EduTyping in class, and in our ASES programs. We are also encouraging parents to allow students to use the program at home. Our long-term goal is for our 5th-grade students to be able to keyboard with "automaticity." Automaticity is completing a skill or task without having to concentrate on the skill, like riding a bike.
Your child may get his/her Username and Password from school, or you may look it up on the Homepage of your school's web-site. Look for the EduTyping logo along the side of the page.
Once your child has the Username and Password:
- Go to www.edutyping.com from any browser
- Press the "Student" button on the top right of the page
- At the prompt, use "vallejo" in the license
- Enter the Username and Password
- Press "Log in"
Just a few minutes a day can help your child develop this important skill for college and career and the rigor of Common Core State Standards, which require students in the 3rd grade to use the keyboard to publish writing.
Check out which school is in the lead!
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