Keyboarding for Modern Typing (Beginning Thru Advanced) FLEX, Ages 11-16
In this 8-week flex course, we will move through all levels of typing ability using interactive slides, video instruction, and fun games. We will start with basic 2-letter drills and progress through paragraphs.
Stephanie Newton, BSc
71 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 94 learners
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a "Flex" course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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This is an interactive FLEX course. This 8-week course will bring the learners from beginner thru advanced typing skills. The first 5 weeks will be devoted to learning the keyboard (the various function of the keys), as well as letter-drills, word-drills, and sentence drills as they begin to memorize where the keys are located and which finger should strike each key/letter. (Please note that I have this course in a more basic version available for ages 5-9, as well, in a separate...
Students will develop typing speed and accuracy. Students will learn to type using 3 types of input: written word, dictation, and their own thought-processes (writing a unique paragraph or sending an email). Students will develop memorization of the keyboard so that they can type without looking at the keys or their fingers. Students will develop a level of typing skill needed for today's educational assignments and high tech jobs which require much written communication at a fast pace.
My one-minute speed test result is 72 words per minute and I have had many jobs/businesses which require a lot of typing. I took a one-semester typing class in high school (I learned on a typewriter!), and avidly used a word processor in college (my friends would often ask me to type their term papers). My mom went to secretarial school in the 60's and she types 90 words per minute! After I developed this course she went through it and gave me some great advice on changes I could make to really embed these skills into learners minds for life! So this course is "expert-approved" and very thorough!
I will give homework each week which will consist of either playing a fun typing game online, typing a sentence, typing a paragraph, sending me a short video of their fingers typing (so I can monitor correct finger placement), or sending me an email using their new typing skills!
1 file available upon enrollmentcomputer or laptop with a keyboard (no tablets or smartphones) pdf keyboard chart (available upon enrollment) pdf number keypad chart (week 6, only if you do not have a number pad on the right side of keyboard) colored pencils/crayons
I will be monitoring their letter and word drills which they will type directly onto the interactive slides. We will take typing speed tests at weeks four and eight to monitor words-per-minute (this keeps learners motivated!). I will ask them to produce typed sentences, paragraphs, or even emails to me. At least twice I will ask learners to send me a video of them typing a couple of sentences so I can check for correct finger placement.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Nearpod.com, Typing.com, Freetypinggames.net, Touchtype.co
Stephanie Newton, BSc
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
71 total reviews
127 completed classes
Hello, welcome to my "classroom" :). My classes are listed below, but first...a little about me! I am a certified middle school science teacher and taught for 5 years in the public school classroom. My educational background is in...