The ability to type and use a word processing program is an essential skill in today’s world. There are many programs available but after looking them over, Leanne Beitel could not find a program that taught the touch-typing method using Biblical references for typing drill – a necessary requirement for the private school arena that she worked in. She decided to produce her own program that would combine the fundamentals of touch-typing, MLA and APA report formatting, with the added bonus of using passages of Scripture for typing material. Keyboarding for the Christian School is the product that she developed.
Crew Members received two products for review – Keyboarding for the Christian School (suitable for grades 6 and up) and Keyboarding for the Christian School, Elementary Version (for grades K-5). Both programs focus on mastery of the keyboard using the touch-typing method and drill practice using Scripture references. Each lesson begins with an introduction of two new keys, followed by a review section for previously learned keys, and half the lessons include optional timed typing drills.
The upper level program also covers the following topics:
- MLA Reports
- APA Reports
- Cover Page
- Works Cited
- Personal Business Letters
- Business Letters
- Proofreader’s Marks
While initially made for Christian schools, these programs need no adaptation for the homeschool environment. If you’d like to learn more, you can see a few sample pages here. Both versions of Keyboarding for the Christian School are available as e-books (upper level is $15.95 and elementary version is $12.95).
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