Spice Up Your Keyboarding Classes With Song Lyrics

October 2nd, 2017 Mike Gecawich

While you might lose your mind if you hear the chorus to Justin Bieber’s latest hit one more time, chances are, your students don’t feel the same way.

They may have different opinions about what makes good music, but nearly all students enjoy listening to their favorite tunes.

In fact, many studies have shown that listening to music can help students learn and can improve concentration on academic tasks.

Looking for an easy way to spice up your weekly typing lesson? Look no further than song lyrics.

In this week’s activity, engage students in some soulful typing by allowing them to type the lyrics to their favorite songs.

You can either print out hard copies of lyrics, or create a custom lesson. Either way, your students will be excited about this fun break from the routine.

You can even make the lesson extra special by playing music while students type (Justin Bieber excluded).

6 responses to “Spice Up Your Keyboarding Classes With Song Lyrics”

  1. Cami Fissel says:

    I already do this in my class and my students love it.

  2. chris says:

    do you let them type it here??? MS WORD????

    • Laurie Driscoll says:

      You can create a custom lesson pretty easily by copying and pasting. You just have to enter where lines break and limit the screen to 8 lines.

  3. K. Armstrong says:

    I use My Heart Will Go ON by Celine Dion from the Titanic and my students love it. It’s pretty slow at times and it gives them time to type the lyrics.

  4. Willi says:

    How do you ensure that students don’t copy, cut & paste?

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