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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

typing is a web-based and interactive keyboarding curriculum. We will be using this site during the quarter for keyboarding lessons and timed tests.

Signing Up and Joining My Class

1. Click on this link,, and choose Log in with Google student log in

2. Accept the message on the next screen to give access to your Google account

3. Click on Account in the upper right corner

typing.con account

4. On the Account page fill in your first and last name, then click on Save Changes first last name

The Assingment - Typing Lessons 50 pts

- Use this link,, to log in and choose Log in with Google 

Throughout the course you will be working on beginner and intermediate lessons on At the end of the course, you will receive a grade based on the number of lessons you completed (Practice, Collaboration, & Participation). Your goal is to complete all the Beginner lessons to 100% and Intermediate lessons to 100%. 

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typing lessons

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.

typing test score