Type Hype! is an extracurricular program designed to educate and train elementary students on the importance of using computer keyboards correctly and efficiently. This voluntary program, open to all students, is an extension of the school curriculum.
The Type Hype! program goals by grade are as follows:
Kindergarten: Learn where letters/numbers are
Grade 1: Learn to use two hands to type
Grade 2: Learn the home row with all 10 fingers
Grade 3: Learn to use the home row while typing
Grade 4: Practice fast, accurate typing
How does my child participate in Type Hype!?
Students in all grades must practice their keyboarding skills AND log the minutes they spend typing on any kind of keyboard – laptop, PC or tablet. There are many keyboarding programs available to students, including EduTyping. Typed homework assignment minutes count! Mighty Math minutes do not count.
How should my child keep track of minutes spent typing?
Regardless of the typing activity, your child should go to the Type Hype! recording page and log their minutes. Unfortunately, we cannot reward typing minutes until they are logged into the website. This process enables the Type Hype! team to track school participation in this new program. Click here to go to the Type Hype! recording page. Unfortunately, Mighty Math minutes do not count toward Type Hype! minutes ☹.
The Type Hype! program is a joint collaboration between the Computer Department and the PTC. We welcome all questions and suggestions. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Type Hype! Co-Chairs: Amy Fields & Ally Pastushan
To participate in Type Hype!, students must practice their keyboarding skills and log the minutes they spend typing on any kind of keyboard – laptop, PC or tablet. There are many keyboarding programs available to students, including EduTyping (grades 3 – 4) and Keyboarding without Tears (grades K – 2). Typed homework assignment minutes count! Go to the Type Hype! page for links to fun websites to practice typing at home.
To keep track of minutes spent typing, go to the Type Hype! recording page and log your student's minutes. Unfortunately, Mighty Math minutes do not count toward Type Hype! minutes.
For the 2016 – 2017 school year each student will earn one Type Hype! keyboard letter for completion of 10 minutes of typing. Stickers will be awarded along the way to encourage progress. Once the student earns all 26 letters, he/she will be eligible to choose an award ball from the Computer prize bin maintained by Mrs. Sommerville. The keyboard letters will be awarded for all grades on a monthly basis as follows:
10 minutes = 1 letter
Quarterly challenge = 1 letter
The Type Hype! minutes will be posted monthly on the Type Hype! bulletin board near the 2nd grade hallway. Each child’s progress will be included on the Type Hype! bulletin board. Students will receive letters on the board that correspond with the minutes spent practicing their typing skills.
The bulletin board will be updated monthly and new this year, we will recognize the top boy and girl typer for each grade. There is no limit to the number of letters and prizes that can be collected.
Grade-wide tallies will also be recorded on the Type Hype! Keyboard. Students will contribute to the total Type Hype! minutes for their grade as well as total school-wide percentage participation.