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Keyboarding Practice

Keyboarding Technique

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Technique Checklist

We will demonstrate these in class.
  1. Feet flat on the floor
  2. Center body with "H" key
  3. Sit up straight
  4. "Hand span" away from edge of keyboard
  5. Elbows in
  6. Curve fingers over keys and keep them on the home row keys
    • Type and go back to home row 
  7. Wrists level and off keyboard
  8. Keep eyes on what you're typing and off your fingers 
    • Why? My texting speed example
  9. Strike keys with correct fingers
  10. Strike keys with quick, steady rhythm
  11. Strive for accuracy 
With correct technique, we are building up our muscle memory.

Keyboarding Lessons, Tests, & Grading

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Typing.com is a web-based and interactive keyboarding curriculum. We will be using this site during the quarter for keyboarding lessons and timed tests. If you signed up for my Google Classroom, you should have an account through using your school credentials. 

The Assingment - Typing Lessons 50 pts

- Use this link, https://www.typing.com/student/login, to log in and choose Log in with Google (using your school account)

Throughout the course, you will be working on beginner and intermediate lessons on typing.com. You need to complete all the beginner and intermediate lessons for full credit. At the end of the course, you will receive a grade based on the number of lessons you completed (Participation category). 

Test Out

Some of you may already be typing experts. Prove your mastery by taking three, three minute, typing tests. If you score 50 WPM with 95% accuracy (or higher) on all three tests, you will receive full credit for this assignment. Tests need to be proctored in class. 

Where are you now? We will do a three-minute test to see where you are at and check for progress over the semester.

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