Beginning Typing / Keyboarding for Students 9-14 Years Old
In this one-time class, students will learn basic typing / keyboarding skills using the home keys (A,S,D,F,J,K,L, and ;). They will also learn which fingers are used to type additional letters, numbers, and punctuation on the keyboard.
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Are you a "hunt and "peck" typist? Do you have to constantly look for the keys on the computer to make sure you are spelling words correctly? If so, this is a great course for you! In this one-time beginning typing/keyboarding class, students will learn the correct way to begin typing, by using the touch method and the "home keys". We will look at a keyboard picture and learn which fingers go on the home keys. We will practice typing letters, followed by words using home keys. We will...
In this one-time class, students will learn the correct basic skills in typing/ keyboarding. They will learn the finger numbers and the home keys. Students will practice using each finger on the home row keys to type. They will practice typing words using only the home keys. After learning the home row keys, students will move to learning the letters on the row above the home row (Q, W, E, R, T, Y, U, I , O, and P). They will also learn the row below the home row (Z,X,C,V,B,N, and M). They will be given information about free typing websites for students that can be used to increase their responses and speed. Students need to be able to have access to a word processing program on their computer during class (such as Word, LibreOffice Writer, etc.) and access to a full sized computer keyboard. They can either have both the word processing program and class pulled up at the same time on the computer, or they could take the class on a phone or IPad and use the word processing program on the computer.
As a retired public school teacher, typing skills have been put to good use in my classes. I took several typing classes in high school and have decided that they have been one of the most useful skills I learned. I had a wonderful typing teacher in high school, who taught her students by using the home "key" method. Because of this, I have been able to type class notes, website information, lesson plans, and class curriculum throughout the years at a fast pace. I look forward to sharing this knowledge with your learner and helping them to begin using the home keys with confidence.
No homework will be assigned, but students are encouraged to practice the basic skills they have learned. They will also be encouraged to continue with their study of keyboarding skills through the provided website.
Class handouts will be sent to each learner prior to class. Please print these handouts before class, as they will be used during the lesson. Students will also need crayons or colored pencil in order to color code the keyboard document. Students will need to be able to have access to a word processing program on their computer during class (such as Word, LibreOffice Writer, etc.) and access to a full sized computer keyboard. They can either have both the word processing program and class pulled up at the same time on the computer, or they could take the class on a phone or IPad and use the word processing program on the computer.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be no formal assessment, but students will be encouraged to respond to questions, as well as asking their own questions about any concerns they might have.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students will be introduced to additional websites that can be used for practiced and informal testing to increase their speed and accuracy.
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Hello! My name is Karen. I live in the Piedmont of North Carolina, and graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. My concentration of instruments in college were voice and piano. I am also certified...