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Keyboarding Technique

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S.E.C.R.E.T. Keyboarding Techniques


Technique Checklist

We will demonstrate these in class and I'll be checking these during the course.
  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.com
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.






Signing Up and Joining My Class

1. Click on this link, http://www.typing.com/student/join#57CC4DF09CB04, and choose Log in with Google

typing.com student log in

2. Accept the message on the next screen to give typing.com 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

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5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter the code found below under Join Class, click continue after entering the code, choose Media Literacy Q(whatever quarter & year you are in) from the list, choose Join Class

Join Code = 57CC4DF09CB04

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typing.com join class code  
- Use the code from above

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- Make sure to choose the right quarter

Lessons

- Use this link, https://www.typing.com/student/login, to log in and choose Log in with Google 

Throughout the course you will be working on beginner and intermediate lessons on typing.com. At the end of the course, you will receive a grade based on the number of lessons you completed. Your goal is to complete all the Beginner lessons to 100% and the first eight Intermediate lessons to 100%. 

  
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Timed Tests & Grading

Throughout the course students will take five to seven 15 point timed tests, five of which will count toward your final grade. Your score will be based on your accuracy and speed. After the last timed test, you will receive a 50 point score based on your improvement throughout the course. The link below shows how the timed tests and improvement will be scored.