For the 2011-12 school year, I opted for a bulletin board that highlighted the home row keys and proper hand/finger placement while typing. I purchased square plates at The Dollar Tree and made color coded letters to go on the "keys". The color coding matches a set of printed card stock keyboards that I have for my little guys when I first introduce the home row keys(on a side note, I put a thick line of liquid glue on the F and J keys, once it dries it mimics the bumps on a real keyboard). On the bulletin board, I underlined the home row keys and also put a split down the middle to help designate right hand keys from left hand keys. I use my wall-sized keyboard as a teaching tool, as well as when Kindergartners have trouble locating letters, I show them on the big keyboard.
|The keyboard I created for the 2011-12 school year.|
|This one is sorted by grade level.|
|This one is color coded by categories (internet terms, hardware, desktop functions).|
|This BB has terms that are specific to the internet.|
Other Bulletin Board Ideas
|This would be a great bulletin board to display student work.|
|I was thinking something like this would be cute and have the kids design what they think a "computer bug" looks like.|