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Touch Typing

  1. 1. Teaching Students Correct Typing Techniques Helen Meyrick 2 September 2010
  2. 2. Why teach correct typing to students? <ul><li>Consider the workforce our students will one day enter…… </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007, the second billionth personal computer was shipped </li></ul><ul><li>The average office worker spends at least 2.4 hours a day using and typing on a computer </li></ul><ul><li>Typing has been called the </li></ul><ul><li>‘ penmanship of our time.’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why teach correct typing to students? <ul><ul><li>Improvements in: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling, writing and reading comprehension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased student motivation and personal pride in work </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Teaching a typing lesson: <ul><li>Step One: Motivating Students </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion: Why and how do we use computers? Why do we need to learn correct typing? </li></ul><ul><li>Student checklist for accuracy and speed </li></ul><ul><li>Class competition </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teaching a typing lesson <ul><li>Correct finger position: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Teaching a Lesson <ul><li>Short, tight and regular </li></ul><ul><li>Check on correct placement of ‘home keys’ </li></ul><ul><li>Practice blends </li></ul><ul><li>Practice paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul>
  7. 7. Have a go a typing blends <ul><li>sat jkl; mad </li></ul><ul><li>asdf dad cad </li></ul><ul><li>asdfg sad fad </li></ul><ul><li>kas bat jik </li></ul><ul><li>jas hjk jikl </li></ul><ul><li>las hjkl fre </li></ul><ul><li>jkl the jjikl; </li></ul>
  8. 8. Websites <ul><li>www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing </li></ul><ul><li>www.learninggamesforkids.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.freetypinggames.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.computerlabkids.com </li></ul>

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