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Technology Class Information You will need to copy all blue words in your folder.
Basic Classroom Rules: Sit in assigned seat unless you have permission to move NO food/drinks/candy/gum allowed Be respectful of classroom equipment and other students Stay on task Stay on appropriate websites
Bathroom/Water Policy You must have YOUR agenda to use the restroom You must use the restroom/water fountain closest to my classroom unless they are out of order You must sign out in the notebook by the door You must take and return the hall pass You may NOT make a habit of using the restroom or asking for water You may NOT ask for either privilege during instruction (unless it is an emergency)
Typing Instructor 1.Double-click on the Typing Instructor icon on your desktop 2. If a name is already entered, select the light blue globe named “Add”, if not type your first and last names – STOP HERE 3.Select the Purple Globe named “Skill Test” 4.Type the words on your screen using the correct typing position (as best as you can) 5.The Skill Test will determine your beginning WPM and skill level
6. Each class period will begin with you logging on to Typing Instructor, selecting your name and clicking the Green globe that says “OK”. This will take you to the Travel Port that allows you to either “Go” to your daily lessons on your plan or to the “Terminal” where you can practice specific lessons and where we will take our tests every other week. 7. Click on “Go” and complete at least two parts of your typing plan. Plans include lessons, practice tests, and games. Typing Instructor
1.Instead of going to your lesson, go to the Travel Port and select “Terminal”. 2.Select the black square named “Lessons” 3.Using the dropdown box, find the lesson “Random Sentence Practice”. Type this lesson until you are instructed to set up your test. 4.Test Set-up – go back to the Terminal and select the black square named “Tests” 5.Test Name – Touch Typist Test, Music – None, Time – 5 minutes 6.After your test, go to “Settings” and increase your goal by 2 WPM Typing Instructor Test Day
To learn to type using the proper hand positioning (shown on the lessons) To increase your adjusted word per minute (AWPM) by at least 8 each nine weeks. This averages to an improvement of 2 WPM/typing test. To limit the amount of time spent looking at your hands and the keyboard Typing Instructor Goals
Typing grades are not issued until the end of the nine weeks. This ensures you have had enough time to develop your typing technique and improve your AWPM Typing is worth two test grades each 9 weeks Letter grades are assigned based on how many AWPM you improve that 9 weeks: 8 or more WPM = A 6-7 WPM = B 4-5 WPM = C 2-3 WPM = D 0-1 WPM = F Typing Instructor Credit
Typing Technique 1.Home Row Keys – A S D F J K L ; 2.Your hands should stay at the home row keys as your “base”. Your thumbs align with the spacebar. 3.The fingers are assigned the keys on a diagonal line with the home row. The diagonal slants to the left (\).
Class Assignments Assignment directions are numbered and placed in the class direction folders attached to your computer monitor You are responsible for placing these papers back into the folders to ensure they are available for other students When you have completed your typing lessons, you should move onto the current project
Saving your work: 1.All work must be saved with your full name and the name of the project. 2.Computers have folders under My Documents for each period. 3.Save your work in this folder with the correct name.