Keyboarding computer use ppt

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Keyboarding computer use ppt

  1. 1. Katy Adams Instructor WELCOME TO Keyboarding/Computer Use
  2. 2. Why learn touch keyboarding <ul><li>http://www.keyboard-ergonomics.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Neck & Back Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Arm & Shoulder Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Carpal Tunnel </li></ul><ul><li>Become efficient at keyboarding in the workforce. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Proper keyboarding technique and ergonomics Ergonomics is the study of fitting the workspace to the worker <ul><li>Correct Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Arm and Hand Position </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Key stroking Technique </li></ul>
  4. 4. Posture & Ergonomics <ul><li>Spine straight leaning or leaning back slightly </li></ul><ul><li>Centered in front of keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable distance from keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Feet on floor, slightly apart, on decline </li></ul><ul><li>Correct monitor height </li></ul>
  5. 5. Arm and Hand Position <ul><li>Arms relaxed; elbows naturally close to body, this creates a platform of support. </li></ul><ul><li>Elbows close to body reduces strain on your wrist and fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Forearms nearly parallel with slope of keyboard </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wrists and Fingers <ul><li>Fingers curved, tips of fingers resting lightly on keys </li></ul><ul><li>Wrists low, but palms of hands not resting on the keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Hands and wrists &quot;quiet,&quot; almost motionless </li></ul>
  7. 7. IF YOU DO THIS . . . <ul><li>You will type faster. (Speed) </li></ul><ul><li>You will make fewer mistakes. (Accuracy) </li></ul><ul><li>PRACTICE – BUILD MUSCLE MEMORY </li></ul><ul><li>You will be able to type longer without getting as tired. </li></ul><ul><li>It will be less likely that you will have health problems with your hands and wrists. </li></ul>
  8. 8. IT IS WORTH THE EFFORT! YOU WILL NO LONGER BE A HUNT AND PECK TYPIEST ANY MORE!!! practice – practice - practice - practice
  9. 9. HOME ROW KEYS <ul><li>ASDF JKL; </li></ul><ul><li>ENTER </li></ul><ul><li>Space Bar ( right thumb ) </li></ul>

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