What to bring:
- Water bottle
- Face mask
Typing for Beginners
One three-week session
June 21–July 9
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Rising 4th through rising 6th graders
Arrival/dismissal zone: Yellow
With an emphasis on fun and a track record of providing students with a foundational knowledge of touch-typing skills, this camp is a comfortable space in which to conquer the keys. A typical day finds students engaged in self-paced typing practice, relaxing breaks with popsicles, a change-up typing activity, and a final cool-down time with typing games. We utilize both Typing.com as well as QwertyTown 2.0, winner of Ed Tech Digest’s prestigious Cool Tool Award for the second year in a row. Popular with kids and teachers alike, this program offers:
A customizable avatar to dress and accessorize, using Qwerty Coins earned by completing lessons and sections—highly motivating!
Adjustable accuracy and speed goals, providing a comfortable yet challenging learning zone.
An orderly way to learn finger/key combinations—home row, top row, bottom row, and reach keys. Some students even master the numbers row.
A chance to earn medals, play head-to-head typing challenges, and share notes through a class email.
A one-year subscription to QuertyTown to continue using at home.
Make this the summer to join the fun, make new friends, and learn to type!
Sample Daily Schedule
|10:50–11:15 a.m.||Typing practice|
|11:30–11:40 a.m.||Typing activity|
|11:55 a.m.–12 p.m.||Shut down and dismissal|