• Keyboarding Without Tears

    Plano ISD has a district license for 2nd-5th grade teachers and specialists. 

    A student's earliest experiences with keyboarding should focus on building a strong foundation for fluid, confident typing.

    All activities are designed to be intuitive, engaging, and developmentally appropriate with grade-specific cross-curricular connections that resonate with students, such as:

    • Introducing the keyboard and mouse
    • Teaching children to anchor their hands on Home Row
    • Developing finger dexterity, finger-key association, and bilateral hand skills
    • Building muscle memory by practicing letter combinations

    Teacher and Student Access Instructions

    1. Open Webdesk.
    2. The "Keyboarding Without Tears" tile is preloaded onto your dashboard
    3. Click on the tile (see below) to open the program. 
      Keyboarding Without Tears Icon

    Teacher Quick Guide

    Get Started Quick Sheet for Teachers

  • If you need additional assistance, have your CTA create a help desk ticket for "Online Textbook" issues.