When to Cover the Keyboard?


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As we continue to implement keyboarding standards, some teachers have asked me when they should cover the keyboard. As of right now, the best advice I can give is: When you think it is right for your students. 

You might be surprised to find that students actually enjoy the added challenge. 

So why the cereal box image?

Some teachers cut the back off of a cereal box and use it as a cover that is suitable for a variety of different keyboards. This is particularly useful if the orange covers available in our SU are not properly sized for a laptop.

Let me know if you have other ideas or thoughts on covering keyboards for touch typing.

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