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1 Proper Keyboarding Techniques Why are they SO important?

2 s 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 Sun Why Proper Techniques?

3 s 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 Instruction Why Proper Techniques?

4 People who used to find hunt and peck keyboarding sufficient realize that it doesnt 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 l Sit up straight l Arms near side and wrists straight What Techniques Should be Taught to Children?

6 l Fingers near home row keys l Correct fingering What Techniques Should be Taught to Children?

7 l Eyes on copy l Reasonable rhythm What Techniques Should be Taught to Children?

8 l Wrists off the keyboard What Techniques Should be Taught to Children?

9 l Right little finger on Enter l Thumb used on Space Bar What Techniques Should be Taught to Children?

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.

11 What Techniques Do You See?

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25 How Important are Proper Keyboard Techniques? 1. Techniques 2. Techniques 3. Techniques 4. Techniques 5. Techniques…

26 How Important are Proper Keyboard Techniques? 6. Techniques 7. Techniques 8. Techniques 9. Speed 10. Accuracy

27 The End Nadine Bunnell, Keyboarding Specialist Utah State Office of Education Curriculum & Instruction Applied Technology Education nbunnell@usoe.k12.ut.us www.usoe.k12.ut.us/ate/keyboarding/key.htm


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