Touch-typing is something I learnt in primary school and as a result have become a proficient typist. Since I've become a teacher, I've noticed that touch-typing is generally excluded from the curriculum. I've currently been placed in-charge of the ICT curriculum for Years 1 - 10 and I notice that touch typing has not been taught. Although some students are able to "get-by" with the finger typing machinations they acquire, I'm still keen to teach touch-typing to my students. I've recently discovered an Australian company, Nail It Now (NIN) who believe in teaching touch-typing from an early age. Lessons are taught in 4 brief 30 minute sessions and afterwards students are anticipated to practice through their day-to-day general computer use. The first two lessons are available free of charge: http://www.nailitnow.com.au/typingtutorlicence/elementaryschool/overview.html http://www.nailitnow.com.au/typingtutorlicence/highergradeelementary/overview.html There are two programmes for lower elementary and higher elementary. I've used a combination of the lower elementary and higher elementary in my lessons. The lower elementary lessons are fantastic as they engage students aesthetically and students are taught mnemonically to learn the home row keys. My students have responded to the Home Row Keys mnemonics: ASDF - Animals in the Snow Dig for Food (in the Grass). The students have even come up with their own tunes as they recite the mnemonic. I've used the upper primary power point slides to help my students follow along as the lower elementary lesson include students standing and jumping and many of my students have physical disabilities. It is a great visual cue and support to aid in the lessons. The lower elementary lesson plans do require some prepping to create a life-size keyboard while the higher elementary lessons is essentially power point based and does not require additional prepping. Due to the many challenges that my students face, touch typing is not the easiest task for them, but I have had class teachers tell me how valuable touch typing is for their students. Many of them struggle with handwriting, and keyboarding is going to be a way of life for many of them. I intend to have my students become comfortable and adapt with touch typing so that they can communicate the best they can. Students have enjoyed the "learning" aspect of the Home Row Keys. Touch Typing is still a difficult task for them. Students have said, "It's fun, but hard!" But I hope that through learning the keys of the keyboard in this engaging format, my students will become astute and independent typists.