Nice job incorporating several technologies. I am sure that students (especially at this young age) love to work on a SMART board. Encouraging them to become familiar with the keyboard is very important. Early building of these skills will help them quickly move on to greater skills. Students will learn a few basics by inductive reasoning from your class talk and demonstration. I liked how you had students work together with peers at the beginning to practice their skills. Peer motivation, encouragement and review can help students who might be intimidated by a large class setting. It was great how students were given individual assessment time to show what they have learned by using deductive reasoning. Although as a teacher, it may be challenging for you to watch all students complete the assignment using the “shift” key. This is one challenge I see, being able to watch every student and assess during this time. This is an important task to learn, but made simple enough for kindergartners to grasp and successfully complete their learning goal and task.
Learning about the shift key is a very important task, but can be successfully completed by kindergartners after this lesson.