Data Entry Work Tasks

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We live in a technology driven world. To purchase a bus pass – you need to use a touch screen kiosk. To buy groceries – you may use self- check out and need to navigate that computer system. The future jobs and life skills of our students will be based completely around technology. From how they are getting to work to the skills they will need to do in their daily jobs – technology will be a part of it. We need to up the ante when it comes to the type of vocational life skills training we are doing. We need to move beyond assembly and factory-line type tasks. It’s time to look at incorporating technology into our independent work tasks. Your students’ future jobs depend on it. 

We are all in agreement that independent work is an essential component to any classroom. Our students need to learn to work on their own for an extended period of time on a wide range of tasks. This is a perfect time to incorporate technology in an effective and easy to use way. 

This new resource has been tucked away in my brain for a while and I finally flushed out all of the details on exactly how I wanted this task to look. The structure and visuals are extremely important in these tasks. These are the strategies that will make this task accessible to your students. These Data Entry Work Tasks incorporate technology, number discrimination, organization, and following multiple step directions in this interactive vocational tasks.

Video Tutorial:

How It Works:

  • Students will get the work task folder.

There are 5 different work tasks included. Each has a visual set of directions that go  on the front of the folder. I numbered these tasks to include within my independent work task system.

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  • Students will take the first work task sheet out of the folder.

Each task has about 30-50 different task sheets. Students will take the top sheet and enter that information into the computer.


  • Student will go to the computer and open coordinating excel file.

The best part of this product is that it comes with a coordinating excel file that is already structured and setup. All you need to do is save the files on whichever computer students will be using. Each file is numbered and named so students can easily find it.

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  • Student will enter the data into each section.

Now it’s work time. Students will follow the pre-made sets of data and input the numbers into the structured excel document. Students will work on fine discrimination skills and following directions in such an important way!

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  • Once they are finished, students put the work sheet on the Completed side of the folder.

The work task is now ready for the next student to work on it!


These work tasks are simple to set up. All you need to do is label folders, cut work pages in half, and save excel files on your computer.

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Check it out and get your kiddos involved in our technology obsessed world!


  1. What would be a possible IEP goal for this lesson?

    • Hi Deborah! Goals could target balancing a budget/personal finances, organizing personal information and files, complex math problems, etc!


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