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Ms. Ashby-Welter
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Tiny Typing Tweens

My students need 5 small keyboards to use as they learn touch typing skills with their small fingers.

My Students

Do you remember typing class in high school? It was very challenging in the beginning. Imagine an 11 year old, small hands, short fingers, trying to learn proper finger placement on a full-sized keyboard. This is the challenge that my 6th and 7th grade students have every day in my keyboarding class.

Tweens, that age between being a child and a teen, is the group of students that I teach.

They must learn proper touch typing techniques as they master memorizing the keyboard. This is very challenging for many of my small 6th and 7th grade students in our middle school which operates in a junior high format.

My Project

The difference in sizes of 11 year-old students who walk into my classroom is vast. The average height for an 11 year-old male is from 51.5" to 61.9". These kids come into my classroom every day, and many struggle with tiny fingers on an adult-sized keyboard. I want to provide a smaller, more suitable-sized keyboard for these kids to help them achieve more success as they learn touch typing skills.

Help me to help my students become good keyboarders as they learn computer skills.

Their early success on the keyboard will encourage them to continue to use proper technique as they become more knowledgeable with their computer skills and prepare for their future in our high tech world.

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HP Slim keyboard • CDW-G $52.33 5 $261.65

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This project will reach 480 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by NEA Foundation and one other donor.

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