Presentation on theme: "Proper Keyboarding Techniques"— Presentation transcript:
1Proper Keyboarding Techniques Why are they SO important?
2Why 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
3Why 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
4Why 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
5What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Sit up straightArms near side and wrists straight
6What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Fingers near home row keysCorrect fingering
7What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Eyes on copyReasonable rhythm
8What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Wrists off the keyboard
9What Techniques Should be Taught to Children? Right little finger on EnterThumb used on Space Bar
10Mastery 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.