Offers durable and safe technology for younger computer learners
Helping early learners become skilled computer users, Califone has upgraded its Kids Keyboard. Ideal for primary grade and special needs students, the Kids Keyboard is a developmentally appropriate tool available in vibrant, engaging colors with enhanced printed keys for easy reading.
Educators, librarians, and parents can create a high-quality computer-based learning center for preschool and elementary students using the Kids Keyboard, which uses a color-coded layout to help beginning readers identify and locate the function, number, consonant, and vowel keys. Building their confidence as they learn writing and keyboarding skills, the design also introduces students to the standard QWERTY format and Microsoft Office Hot Keys, the icon-coded keys for Playback, Volume Controls, Home, Favorites, Track Selections, Standby, Email, Search, and more.
For many schools, typing instruction begins in the earliest grades with the intention of having each student master their typing skills no later than middle school age. Shares Alison Ostertag, a district literacy leader from Atchison County Community Schools in Kansas: “Our district has a strict technology standard that each student must master touch type by the eighth grade. We thought that the special coloring and coding on the Kids Keyboard would be very helpful to our kindergarten through second graders.”
The Kids Keyboard is made of rugged ABS plastic construction, has reinforced connectors for durability and safety, and utilizes a USB connector to ensure universal compatibility. It’s sold by itself and also bundled into a “Kidspack” with a mouse and award-winning Listening First headphone, as is used by the Norwich City School District in New York.
The keyboard will be shown at the company’s booth (#1189) at ISTE in Denver June 28-30th.