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Best Idea Ever: Fuzzy Keyboards



Education World's Best Idea Ever feature highlights a favorite teacher-tested idea designed to help you teach a lesson, manage a classroom, communicate with parents, impress colleagues and administrators—and amaze them all with your energy and creativity! 


Do you teach keyboarding? Here's a tip that's low cost and effective:

Cover the home row keys of your instructional keyboards with squares of moleskin (like Dr. Scholl's). Be sure the squares cover the entire key. Cover the rest of the keys with any type of smooth sticker (mailing labels, Avery round labels, and so on). So what you end up with are home-row keys that have a "fuzzy" feel to them, while the rest of the keys are smooth. That will help students access their sense of touch in differentiating which keys their fingers are on.

Suggested by: Dr. Carol Utay and Paula Whitmer

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