Typing or Keyboarding is an important component of common core especially as students get older. Here are some free online programs to use for practice if you would like this summer.
Free Online Keyboarding Programs
Free Typing Games (http://www.freetypinggame.net)
This website offers free keyboarding lessons, games and tests. The level of difficulty can be adjusted for the individual.
Dance-Mat Typing Program (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing)
This website offers fun song-filled, animated lessons and games for learners
This website offers visual cues to learn touch typing. The program includes tips for learners as well as lessons.
Good Typing (http://www.goodtyping.com)
This website offers a free online typing course. Users must register with the website before taking lessons.
Power Typing (http://www.powertyping.com)
This website offers free keyboarding lessons and games. Make sure you choose the Qwerty program.