Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2004

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Andrea Bowman

Second Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz

Third Committee Member

Kimberlee Bartel


Keyboarding is an enhancing tool in the writing process of elementary school children in grades one through four. Studies show that learning computer keyboarding with appropriate software and instruction in the elementary grade level is a skill that is proactive towards student growth in their own writing skills. The development of supplemental keyboarding and writing activities and assessment rubrics are presented. A total of ten different technologically enhanced writing activities are presented for use in the classroom or a lab setting. The activities are complete with lesson plans, design templates, overviews of materials and assessments. The activities are designed to combine Essential Academic Learning Requirements in fourth grade writing with keyboarding skills.