Presentation on theme: "Proper Keyboarding Techniques"— Presentation transcript:
1 Proper Keyboarding Techniques Why are they SO important?
2 Why Proper Techniques?While most kids and adults can learn to hunt and peck on their own, real typing speed depends on PROPER TECHNIQUE.Michael J. Himowitz, Baltimore Suns
3 Why Proper Techniques?From the findings of skill-learning research and studies of time and motion in human performance, technique or form has come to be considered a prerequisite to skilled performance of motor tasks.Typewriting: Learning and Instructions
4 Why Proper Techniques?People who used to find “hunt and peck” keyboarding sufficient realize that it doesn’t make much sense to have a computer with lightning speed if the information inputted into the machine trickles in like molasses in January.Sandberg-Diment, 1984
5 What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Sit up straightArms near side and wrists straight
6 What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Fingers near home row keysCorrect fingering
7 What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Eyes on copyReasonable rhythm
8 What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Wrists off the keyboard
9 What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Right little finger on EnterThumb used on Space Bar
10 Mastery Technique Levels Mastery (M) – The student knows the keys and keys by touch.Near Mastery (N) – With more practice, the student will key by touch.Partial Mastery (P) – The student looks at the keys most of the time.Minimal Mastery (L) – The student is dependent on looking at the keys.