Computer Lab

Welcome to the Hickory Point Computer Lab! In the lab, students utilize any of our computer or iPad carts to create meaningful projects.

Research shows that proper keyboarding practice involves frequent, daily practice of 20-30 minutes over a period of several weeks or months to master these skills. We do not have this time available during our instructional day. Research also shows that formalized keyboarding does not ensure success. Full keyboarding skills may not be needed as tools are getting smaller. Below, is a short description of the following links:

Dance Mat -  An introduction to typing for ages 7-11. Each of the four levels is divided into three stages to gradually build skills.  Level 1 introduces the home row.  This site uses the Flash plug-in. Worksheets are available for each stage that can be printed and used offline with a typewriter or computer.

Typing Web - A free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. Typing Web also offers officially sanctioned typing and 10 Key certifications.

Super Hyper Spider Typer - An advanced game that can be used for students who have already had typing instruction. This is a game to increase a student's speed once they have mastered the basics.

Technology Specialist

Cindy Beranek, Technology Specialist

Cindy Beranek

(847) 498-3830, ext. 3340
beranek.c@nb27.org