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Touch typing enthusiast and educator

Type at least 25 wpm is too

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Type at least 25 wpm is too much as for me, average typing speed is only 41 wpm (according to http://www.ratatype.com/learn/average-typing-speed/). So 25 is too much for K-6

New Curriculum k-8

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We just finished creating a k-8 curriculum and used Mary Beth's work as a starter. Look under the tab for Essential Understandings for the different areas https://sites.google.com/a/sau53.org/dcs-tech-curriculum/essential-under...

Anything for Middle and Upper school students

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I just recently found this, and It is exactly what I was looking for, trying to develop myself. Do you have anything for older grades? Or know of a good resource?

Thank you, and great blog.

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Glad to hear it, Connie! Let

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Glad to hear it, Connie! Let me know if you have any questions or ideas for improving it!

First grade teacher from Minnesota

Thank You!

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Technology has been on our minds in our district. We just went through a restructuring of our district which resulted in updated technology in all of our schools. We have many questions about what is appropriate for each grade level. This matrix will be a huge help.

Learning.com

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Great grid. I'd like to offer a resource for interactive and engaging lessons for elementary students - EasyTech by Learning.com. We offer free teacher accounts, and with that account, you can select a sampler of Learning.com's EasyTech, which is aligned to the ISTE NETS. On our website you can try out sample lessons for various grade levels - visit http://bit.ly/rpf9GN. And for free teacher accounts, visit http://bit.ly/rgN8kL. The free Teacher Accounts also include the full EasyTech Online Safety curriculum.

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Matrix is available up online

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For those of you looking for a PDF, I just uploaded a color-coded matrix to Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61686639/Elementary-Tech-Skills-Matrix Enjoy!

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Word Processing, etc...

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I did not include a lot of talk about Word Processing software/spreadsheets as I find that, as you describe, those skills come as needed when embedded in a larger learning experience. I find that if kids understand basic formatting and menus that it makes transitioning between software easier. I tried teaching spreadsheets to 2nd graders and was fairly successful, but found other skills more important at that age. Thanks for the feedback!

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Wonderful

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Of course you can use it. I just uploaded it to Scribd if that makes it easier: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61686639/Elementary-Tech-Skills-Matrix

I am moving grade levels this

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I am moving grade levels this year and will be teaching first grade for the first time. I agree, this matrix will be a great guide for me next year especially! Thanks for making it and sharing with us Mary Beth!

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