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  • Item #: 036862
    Retail: $15.00
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    Most people agree that in this day and age, keyboarding is a "must-have" skill. And most keyboarding/typing programs do a decent job of teaching the skill. But, what if you could reinforce reading and spelling skills at the same time? Because it was developed specifically for dyslexics, this program does exactly that. A little old-fashioned (hard-copy rather than computer-based), nevertheless, the instruction is straight-forward and comprehensive; designed to take the student from just beginning to basic competence (ca. 40 wpm) assuming consistent practice. Lessons are typically two pages per day. After introducing the letters and their fingering, practice moves into word families which is where the spelling and reading reinforcement comes in. All types of document situations are presented (numbers, underlining, punctuation, etc.). An interesting little bonus to this course is a few study skills essays in the back of the book – taking notes, outlining, building a better vocabulary, the SQ3R reading formula, and writing compositions). 88 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 007726
    ISBN: 9780838825648
    Retail: $26.45
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    Learn to type quickly and easily with this multi-sensory touch-typing method. You quickly learn the alphabet (often in less than an hour) and then go on to practice words, phrases, sentences, numbers, symbols, and punctuation. Very quick and efficient. - Megan

  • Item #: 058931
    Retail: $9.99
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    Mavis combines award-winning typing instruction, animated teen instructors, and a fun learning environment to help your kids master their keyboarding skills. Features 3 skill levels, 250 lessons, 200 practice session topics, and 10 games; and it provides detailed tracking of your student's progress. Tech support is available 24 hrs if you have any trouble. Here are the system requirements: Windows: Windows 7, Vista, XP S3 (admin privileges required.) Mac: 10.5 or higher. You will need speakers, a keyboard and a mouse. ~Sara

  • Item #: 049316
    ISBN: 9780595383191
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    Knowledge of keyboarding skills is vital for today's students. Although many of our young people have a basic understanding of the keyboard, learning to efficiently use the keyboard may have great benefits. Containing short, easy to follow lessons, this book teaches the essential skills necessary to successfully type: alphabetic keys, symbols and number keys, and the number key pad. Other word processing skills are also taught: centering, enumerated lists, formats for envelopes, reports and business letters, bibliographies, basic proofreading, and MLA and APA formatting. Touch typing technique and timed keyboarding tests are also included. Exercises based upon Biblical content. All in all, this is a great resource for learning a variety of keyboarding skills. The only downfall I see is the book is not self standing for practice lessons; you may find a "Study Pod" (item #03188) the perfect accompaniment. Pb, 75 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 011495
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    This fold out, two-sided chart is great for visual review. One side depicts the entire keyboard, with each note named and displayed on the grand staff; the other side can be used away from the piano for additional practice.

  • Item #: 067886
    ISBN: 9780794539337
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  • Item #: 023906
    ISBN: 9781864691665
    Retail: $19.95
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  • Item #: 064688
    ISBN: 9781587923241
    Retail: $2.99
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      Don’t hunt and peck your way through keyboarding. This Keyboard Basics Learning Chart will help show you proper finger placement (home row), and the placement of other function keys. The chart measures 17x 22”, is printed on cardstock, and has a large computer keyboard in the center. Important keys are labeled with a simple explanation of the function – tab, escape, delete, return, caps lock, modifier keys, space bar, directional keys, shift and home row. Hang it up as a visual reminder for learners as they practice their keyboarding skills. The back of the learning chart has three 8.5x11”, black and white reproducibles – Fast Finger Workout and Show What You Know for practice and a small-format image of the front of the learning chart.

  • Item #: 023817
    ISBN: 9781576907641
    Retail: $9.99
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    Keyboarding is now a critical skill that should be taught correctly from the start. When children are not given directed instructions on keyboarding, they will begin to develop their own techniques which generally limit accuracy and speed. Dr. Fry's Computer Keyboarding for Beginners is designed to teach your child to keyboard using the correct method. By the end of the 20 lessons, your child will know the location of the letters and symbols on the keyboard (and which fingers are used to strike which keys) and be able to accurately use the 10 finger touch type method. Enh

  • Item #: 070736
    ISBN: 9780985723101
    Retail: $65.00
    Rainbow Price: $59.95

      Learning the keyboard is imperative for today’s student. Take your typing course to the next level with this 34-week course. Weekly lessons follow a similar format: a classroom or group lesson (parents can read through this lesson with their children) and four daily practice lessons. Practice lessons have the student review the material from the group lesson in daily increments followed by 10-20 minutes of typing practice per day. The author recommends a simple text editor like Microsoft Notepad®, Microsoft Wordpad® or Apple Textedit® (free with your computer operating system) for practice. These programs do not include spell checkers or auto correct features that will cover mistakes and prevent the student from learning correctly.

      The first weekly lesson in the textbook is critical to success. Covering the differences between typing and keyboarding, various keys, the QWERTY keyboard, correct typing posture along and more, the first week ends with a baseline 3-minute typing test. I appreciate the focus on correct hand position and sitting posture as a preventative measure against carpal tunnel syndrome.  Lessons cover nearly every aspect of the computer keyboard. Here is just a sample of the skills learned: the space bar and enter key; home row, the letter keys, punctuation and special keys, shift key/caps lock key, practice with typing common words including articles, conjunctions, helping verbs, pronouns and prepositions, learning to use the numeric key pad, tabs/text alignment, typing a friendly letter or business letter, making a certificate of completion plus many others. Complete table of contents is available on our website. Keyboard shortcuts are covered in the appendix. Each lesson focuses on 3-4 letters before advancing to more complicated keys and skills which allows for mastery of material. Students needing more practice can review the practice lessons as necessary, as the suggested practice time is flexible to meet individual student needs.

     A timed typing test is included with every even-numbered lesson to assess student progress. Timed tests begin as one minute tests and progress in length to five minutes by the end of the course. A keyboarding speed progress chart is available at the back of the book to measure progress.

      You may wonder how this course compares to the author’s Keyboarding for Homeschoolers -Summer Text? The complete content (13 lessons) from the Summer Text are repeated in this course. Additionally, this course provides more instruction on various special keys like the colon, apostrophe, question marks, brackets, tab key and text alignment, along with additional practice typing commonly used suffixes, helping verbs, pronouns, and prepositions and typing a friendly or business letter. This one year course provides more depth and practice, although some students may do well with a quick summer overview followed by time spent teaching themselves the additional keys and skills for keyboarding aptitude.  

      All in all, this is a fully developed, systematic typing course that will provide your high schooler an elective credit on his transcript. It is worth mentioning that the course focuses on memorization of the keyboard through practice on a covered keyboard. A mini-keyboard with color-coded keys is a recommended resource and the author has included a reproducible copy in the textbook. Unfortunately, the color-coded keys are not well distinguished in the black and white graphic. I would recommend printing a keyboard with color-coded keys (coded for finger use) from the internet rather than using the included graphic. Whether college or workforce bound, keyboarding is a valuable skill that our young people need for success and this well-organized, easy to use course may provide them everything necessary for success. SC. 284 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 024602
    ISBN: 9780794532086
    Retail: $18.99
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    Play classical tunes with this charming musical book. Match the colored dots on the "sheet music" to the colored dots on each piano key, and your aspiring pianist can play tunes like Ode to Joy, Round the Mullberry Bush, Old MacDonald, and more. 22 pg, hc., with a replaceable battery. Laura

  • Item #: 012047
    ISBN: 9780985723132
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Students of all ages will greatly benefit from learning how to type using their computer keyboards, but with a busy homeschool schedule when do you have the extra time available? If only there were more hours in the day! I think you will find this a resourceful addition to your summer schedule. The lessons are designed for four days per week, with a recommended practice time of 10-20 minutes per day, for a total of twelve weeks. This course will teach students and parents the basics of keyboarding. Beginning with an overview of keyboarding vs. typing, correct body posture and finger placement, the book transitions smoothly into teaching keyboarding skills with clearly explained instructions and easy-to-follow practice directions. The benefits of essential keyboarding skills abound whether it is as simple as being able to respond more efficiently to emails or to prepare students for the college level expectations where written work is submitted online or posted in classroom forums. Don't let the "Volume 2" in the title fool you; this is a stand-alone introductory course for those students seeking typing skills. An indispensable resource for homeschool and summer school students. PB. 96 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 033874
    ISBN: 9780898260519
    Retail: $19.95
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    This book is a collection of over 100 games and activities to give children a broad, solid foundation in music theory, even if neither the parent nor child has had any previous experience. It is divided into three sections. Section A holds eighteen lessons/activities and teaches the music alphabet. This is the starting point for any young student or any older student unfamiliar with the concept (older students probably won't need to spend much time on these lessons). Section B has five chapters and covers concepts which require a piano. Although beneficial, this section may be skipped if you do not have access to a piano. (Activities in other sections may also benefit from a piano, but can be adapted to other instruments.) Section C makes up the bulk of the book, with over seventy-five lessons covering the treble and bass clef, line and space notes, rhythm, half and whole steps, triads, intervals, note identification, scales, key signatures, sharps and flats, and other basic music theory concepts. The lessons are clearly presented for the teacher, with easy directions for the games and activities. The games and activities require you to make some simple teaching aids, but many of them are used for multiple lessons so there isn't a lot of work for you. There are instructions for making all of the teaching aids (such as note letter cards, a staff poster board, music vocabulary cards, etc.). If you prefer, a manipulative kit is also available below to save you time and effort. While the activities were designed to be used one-on-one, they are easily adapted to multiple students. If you use this book for one or two half hour sessions a week, you and your student will complete this course in one to two years (this allows for some repeat of the lessons as needed). Although this can be used with any child, it is especially effective for beginning piano students. Spiral bound, 139 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 023892
    ISBN: 9780947183417
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 023895
    ISBN: 9780947183424
    Retail: $14.95
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  • Item #: 033703
    Retail: $32.95
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  • Item #: 033702
    Retail: $49.95
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  • Item #: 063958
    ISBN: 9780739038758
    Retail: $11.95
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  • Item #: 002166
    Retail: $59.95
    Rainbow Price: $36.41

    If you've enjoyed using Piano and Keyboard Method and are ready to take your piano skills to the next level - including blues improvisation – then you'll want to continue into the Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method. This installment contains 150 lessons, building on the basic skills taught in the first level. Lessons are similar in format and include instruction in pitches, key signatures, complete note and rest values, chord progressions, intervals and chords, closed and open voicing, blues form, swing rhythm, rhythmic and harmonic improvisation, rhythmic repetition, and plenty of finger exercises as well. As in the first program, lessons include video of a piano teacher playing, practice exercises, an animated keyboard with fingering guides, reviews, ear-training exercises, variable-speed MIDI song tracks to play along with, and a built-in metronome. If you're using a MIDI-compatible keyboard, you can even hook it up to the computer and get instant feedback and correction on your playing. Over 50 songs are included in the lesson content and feature works from a variety of classical and blues composers like Chopin, Irving Berlin, and Jelly Roll Morton. System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10, 32 MB RAM, CD-ROM drive; Mac OS X 10.5 or later, CD-ROM drive. Internet connection is recommended to activate software. – Jess

  • Item #: 033699
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

    With a staff on top and an actual sized piano keyboard segment on the bottom, this board opens up all sorts of possibilities. Comparing whole step/half step relationships are a breeze with this visual tool. Board size is 9"x 12". ~ Alysia

  • Item #: 063957
    ISBN: 9780739038741
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 002050
    Retail: $59.95
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  • Item #: 065600
    Retail: $18.00
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      Proper fingering and keyboarding is a skill for life, not just for school. Everyone here at Rainbow Resource types every day, and proper fingering makes the work much easier and quicker. The Type Write Touch Typing is a CD-ROM with PDFs of exercises to help you learn and practice.

      Type Write Touch is a beginning typing program for upper elementary through high school. This is not software, it is e-books or pages for you to print out: students then practice typing in any word processing program – Word, Notebook, etc. After printing the pages, put them in a folder or binder and use them in the order of the assignments listed and for additional review whenever you need it. There are two files on this CD-ROM – Type Write Touch Typing e-book and Typing Practice Pages. Type Write Touch Typing teaches proper fingering beginning with the home row letters, then home row words, the letter ‘e’ and e-words, then ‘i’ and ‘i’ words, etc. Fingering is taught one letter or key at a time beyond the home row letters – all the way through ‘z’.

      Typing Practice Pages are intended for 90 days of practice (one semester). Most of them are in sets of two – day 1 is a fact page and day 2 is review. There are also 17 pages of rhymes and one page of alphabet sentences. If using this for a five-day school week do two sets of facts pages per week along with one page from the rhymes.

      This program was written by a homeschooling mom, so you don’t have to worry about questionable content – safe for all ages.

  • Item #: 031007
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    With a similar mix of lessons, tests, practice material, and games as Typing Instructor, this version is more accessible to younger kids and offers a fun, motivating and effective way to learn typing skills. There are 160 touch-typing lessons which cover all the basic keys (letters, numbers, symbols) on either a standard or a split keyboard (except for the 10-key number pad). There are ten different typing plans, each geared to a different age group. Regardless of the plan they are following, each student learns the keyboard by taking a tour of "Typer Island" and visiting five different lands as they journey to the Castle. As students journey through Old West, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea, they'll learn new keys and complete exciting challenges (usually timed) like typing to shoot words out of the sky, racing a Viking ship by typing words as quickly as possible, and typing words printed on sharks before they eat you! The activities build upon each other so students can't move on until their skills are ready. The changes in scenery add a lot of variety to the lessons, but you can still rely on helpful features including visual instruction with the 3-D guide hands and keyboard. Accuracy and speed (WPM) are also tracked throughout, with students getting instant feedback on their performance, and earning rewards as well.

    Of course, the arcade-like games will be the most fun to the beginning typist! The further students advance in the program, the more games will be available to them. Once they make it through all five lands, students capture the Castle, which opens the Lost City, a new addition to the program that provides two new games. While capturing the Castle and exploring the Lost City are the ultimate goals of the game, students earn treasures and points all through the program, which keeps them motivated and entertained. Students can also visit Explorer Isle at any point to play their favorite games (except for Lost City games), using only the keys that they have covered already. They can also visit Story Lagoon and practice typing one of 40 familiar stories, including fairy tales and classic literature. With this program's careful progression, interesting storyline, high-quality animation, 30+ games, multiple skill levels, and English/Spanish instruction, it's no wonder it is the winner of so many prestigious educational awards. This one comes highly recommended, folks

    Please note that software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. There are two versions available; one is designed for Windows or Mac and one that is only compatible with Windows. Both are compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 while Win/Mac version is also compatible with Mac OSX 10.4 or higher (including Snow Leopard). Rachel

  • Item #: 012240
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    This fun and easy program is guaranteed to improve your typing ability. It is organized into lessons, tests, and practice material. "Next Step" lessons put you in command of the keyboard, and you use proven teaching methods, such as double and repetitive key-stroking to learn faster. It includes 10-key techniques and instructions for a split or standard keyboard. 3-D graphical hands help guide the student. Tests reinforce the skills that are practiced and provide a measurement of progress. These timed tests provide levels of advancement and make it fun by providing colorful photos and music. After completing any of the typing material, you get immediate feedback on your speed and accuracy with charts and graphs that allow you to see your progress and identify your weak areas. Multimedia presentations on the CD-ROM include the "History of Typing," which gives you a new perspective of the invention and development of typing and teaches the best hand and sitting positions. One of the awesome features on this CD-ROM is something called the Magazine Rack. It includes material from over 300 books, short stories, and articles that you can use to practice your typing with. Also, an Internet site has been designed for this product. New lessons, tests, special exercises, additional articles, and practice material are available to download when you want to use it. My favorite part of this program is the Virtual Adventures section. In this section, you can choose from ten fun games to improve your keyboard or 10-key skills. You have to type quickly and correctly to succeed in these fun games that make you forget you are improving your skills. The games include Sea Adventure, Flotsam Fighter II, Xtreme Typing, Gone Fishin', The Wild West, Tomb Typer, Cliffhanger, Diamond Glider, Typer Shark, and Erik the Viking. This program is for anyone who wants to improve their typing skills and doesn't mind having some fun along the way. Please note that this software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. Minimum system requirements (Windows ONLY): Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME, 2000, or 98; 50 MB RAM; 580 MB Hard drive space. Rachel S.

  • Item #: 014901
    Retail: $7.95
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    A simple approach for learning to type on either the typewriter or computer. This 5" x 8" booklet covers the alphabet, numbers, and basic punctuation keys in 27 short and easy lessons. Each lesson teaches two keys and contains six lines of practice text. Initially, parents may need to help their child locate correct hand positions. 31 pgs. Anh

  • Item #: 046000
    Retail: $39.99
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    System requirements for Windows: Windows 10/8/7/XP, 580 MB Hard Drive Space, 800 x 600 16-Bit or Higher Display, 16-Bit Sound Card, Speakers or Headphones. For Mac: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher (including Lion), PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel Core Duo Processor, CD-ROM Drive, 580 MB Hard Drive Space, Video Card with 32 MB of Video RAM, 1024 X 768 Resolution, Speakers & Mouse

  • Item #: 049847
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 019348
    Retail: $9.99
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    Over 250 lessons. System Requirements: WIN XP (Service Pack 2), VISTA; Mac OS 10.4 to 10.5 only.

  • Item #: 042270
    ISBN: 9780486457376
    Retail: $4.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.25
    Simple yet beautiful songs for the beginning pianist. Each book holds 20+ songs by the featured composer organized in the approximate order of difficulty. – Melissa