I am all about trying to find ways to simplify what we do in education and what I find is that we simply need reminders to do what works!
I’ve created a simple checklist for you as you prepare to teach your Common Core lessons each week – this is a simple checklist (almost!) of the technology skills that K-12 kids have to have in order to master the Common Core Standards! There are quite a few Standards that directly reference technology and its use (W.6, W.8, SL.5) and we’ve got to get crackin’ and start teaching those skills!
So…why don’t you click this link right here and download the Top 10 Technology Skills for K-12 right now and begin a conversation at your department/grade level that goes something like this: Who is responsible for teaching this? How are we going to break down these skills to make sure that they’re actually taught?
What approach should be taken with keyboarding speed? How much time should be given at what levels developing keyboarding fluency?