Sandy Hook School students in Grades 2, 3 and 4 have access
to a website called Typing Quest Online throughout the school
year as well as the summer months. Typing Quest Online
allows your child to develop touch typing skills at his or her
own pace. One of the best things about Typing Quest is that
your child can access it from home so you have a chance to
see his or her progress.
1. From the Sandy Hook Homepage, go to Students, then
Typing Quest. (You can also find it under Departments-Computer Lab)
2. Students will use the same log in and password that they use in school.
3. Younger student begin with "Keyboarding Kickstart" then move
on to the “Junior Typing Course” Your child may begin a new lesson
or resume one that s/he has already started. Please remind your child
that he or she needs to take the skill tests in the lab even if they pass
them at home. This will ensure that they can pass the test with the
Speed Skin on and that they don't progress without mastering each skill.
The goal of this program is to have your child become a competent touch typist.
-Monitor your child’s consistent hand placement on the home keys.
-Remind your child to look at the screen while typing and not
look down at the keyboard while typing.
-Help your child understand how touch-typing is a lifelong skill
and will benefit them in school and work
We hope you will encourage your child to use Typing Quest Online
as often as possible. Typing or keyboarding proficiency is increasingly
becoming necessary for student's academic success. We want to
give them every opportunity to develop the skills they need in our challenging world.
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