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EduTyping and EduTyping Jr.

EduTyping is a digital input (keyboarding) fluency program licensed by BPS.  The priority for license allocation is 4th grade during the first half of the year and 3rd grade during the second half of the year.  Use of this program is required until a student has sufficient keyboard fluency to meet the digital input standard. All 4th and then 3rd grade teachers may access this resource for use in their classroom or lab.  It is required that the program be implemented according to model and a minimum of 3 times per week.  

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Edutyping and Edutyping Jr.

EduTyping is a digital input (keyboarding) fluency program licensed by BPS.  The priority for license allocation is 4th grade during the first half of the year and 3rd grade during the second half of the year.  Use of this program is required until a student has sufficient keyboard fluency to meet the digital input standard. All 4th and then 3rd grade teachers may access this resource for use in their classroom or lab.  It is required that the program be implemented according to model and a minimum of 3 times per week.  If you are new to EduTyping, please watch the video.

Common Core Standards for Digital Input

Common Core Standard ELA-W.4.06  With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

Interpretation of W.4.6 in terms of keyboarding skills

Many parts of this standard are open to interpretation (i.e., how long is a "single setting"), however, there is some consensus among the educational community about what this should look like for a students in grades 3 and 4.

By end of grade 3:

By end of grade 4:

In the Edutyping program, teachers can view the corrected words per minute count by running the Summary Report (under the Reports tab) for the class and looking at the value in the Avg. of Net Speed column.

EduTyping - Lessons by Grade

Edutyping is designed to be used 2-3 times per week for 15-20 minutes per session.  

Grade 3:

Grade 4: 

*This is an initial plan based on what we currently know about student progression through Edutyping.

Instructional Video

Games - Turning off/on

Edutyping has a number of games available for students.  The teacher role has the ability to turn these games off/on at both the class level, and the individual student level.

Turning Games off/on at the Class level

Turning Games off/on at the Student level

You can adjust the settings at the student level to override the class settings.  For instance, you can turn games OFF at the class level, and turn games ON for one or more specific students.

BPS Help Videos

Click on the sub-chapter link to access short help videos.

Editing Class Settings

Adding a New Student

First Day Lesson (Example)

Printing Student Logon Information