Orienting Students

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing for Schools is easy for students of all ages to learn and use. Orientation time varies with different age groups and skill level. An older, more computer literate group requires a single class period. Younger, less experienced students often require more time, broken into shorter segments.

As part of the familiarization process, consider having your class establish specific courtesy rules about sharing the computer(s), not interrupting someone taking a lesson, and so on. It is more effective when students discuss and generate their own class rules than if you simply impose them. (See the Mavis Etiquette section below.)