Essential Guide to Teaching Keyboarding

Essential Guide to Teaching Keyboarding

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A keyboard curriculum for K-8 that can be taught in 45 minutes a weeka€“15 minutes in class and 30 minutes at home. Drill, games, quizzesa€“kids love it .. You may think it impossible to find an effective keyboard curriculum for the skimpy forty-five minutes a week you can devote to keyboarding. You teach what you can, but it always seems to be the same lessonsa€”hands on home row, good posture, eyes on copy. You wonder if ita€™s making a difference, or if it matters. .. Yes, it does and there is a way. It requires a plan, faithfully executed, with your eye relentlessly on the goal, but if you commit, it works. .. In this book, The Essential Guide to Teaching Keyboarding in 45 Minutes a Week: a K-8 Curriculum, Ia€™ll share a unique keyboarding curriculum for K-8 that Ia€™ve seen work on thousands of students. .. The book includes: A summary of the literatureAnswers to questions like a€˜Can youngers learn to keyboarda€”and should they?a€™Importance of the teacher The K-8 curriculum includes a lot more variety than keyboard exercises on installed software. Herea€™s a rundown of pieces used: Keyboarding software (yes, you do need repetition)Online keyboarding websitesAge-appropriate use of hand coversQuarterly speed/accuracy quizzesQuarterly blank keyboarding quizzesMonthly homeworkWall charts to support learning and display evidence of successGrading based on student improvement, not conformity to class norms Youa€™ll learn practical strategies on how to blend these pieces, each added at the right time, to teach the keyboarding skills required for todaya€™s classroom. Each lesson includes: OverviewObjectives and stepsBest PracticesExtensionsTrouble-shootingWhere to get help Note to readers: Color shown in the sample image gallery are included in PDF version only. If youa€™re looking for the K-8 keyboard curriculum with student workbooks, click here.Online Keyboarding Programs for Second Graders 1. ... Date and Time Shift+Alt+ D = Date Shift+Alt+T = Time Show taskbar WK (Windows key) Ctrl Key Combinations CTRL+C: Copy CTRL+X: Cut CTRL+V: Paste CTRL+Z: Undo CTRL+B: Boldanbsp;...

Title:Essential Guide to Teaching Keyboarding
Author:Ask a Tech Teacher
Publisher:Structured Learning - 2012-06-13


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