What is Keyboarding? - Nebraska Department of Education

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Building A

Strong Foundation

Elementary

Introductions

Name, school, position?

When is keyboarding taught?

Timeframe?

Who teaches initial keyboarding?


What is Keyboarding?


Who Needs Keyboarding Skills?


When Should Keyboarding be
Taught?


Who Should Teach Keyboarding?


How Should Keyboarding
Instruction Be Delivered?


What is Keyboarding?


Touch Control of Keyboard


Proper Techniques


Speed and Accuracy


Formatting

Integrate

Keyboarding should be an
integral part of the total
education of every
student.

Keyboarding is
a cumulative
skill.

When Should

Keyboarding be Taught?


Prior to word
processing
use


No earlier than
fourth grade

Who Should Teach Keyboarding?


Team Business and
Elementary Teachers


Provide Training to
Elementary/Computer
Teachers


A Teacher
-

Not Software

The Role of the

Keyboarding Teacher


Teach keyboarding by touch


Teach proper technique
necessary for successful and safe
keyboarding


Inform students and parents
about repetitive stress injuries


Teach correct posture and work
station adjustments so that the
risks of RSIs are minimized

The Role of the

Keyboarding Teacher


Promote the lifelong value of
the skill of keyboarding to
colleagues and administrators
so that:


Appropriate time is scheduled


Funds are allocated for computer
equipment, adjustable chairs and
desks

²
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recognized by the school


Methodology


Traditional Method


Herzog Method


Opposite hand
²

same
finger


What Equipment

Is Needed?


One machine per student


Appropriate furniture


Portable keyboards vs.
computers

Laptop Considerations


User type


Posture


Dimensions


Weight

How Should Keyboarding
Instruction Be Delivered?


Teach technique


Accuracy will come


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grades

Cengage Learning’s
Speed Expectations


Hours of
Instruction

15
-

18 Hours

30
-

35 Hours

45
-

60 Hours


Speed
Expectation

15
-

18 wpm

25
-

30 wpm

30
-

40 wpm

Rodriquez’ Results

Grade

Duration

Minutes Per
Day

GWAM

Results

K


3

19 days

30 min.

6
-
10

3


5

20 days

35 min.

10

3


5

45 days

35 min.

15

6


7

20 days

20
-
25 min.

18

25 days at 25


30 minutes/day is
recommended

Voice Recognition

Karl Barksdale


Get students to 25 wam using
30
-
second timings and good
technique


Dragon NaturallySpeaking or
Dragon Dictate for the Mac


www.speakingsolutions.com









KEYBOARDING STEPS







Keyboarding Steps































































































































































































































































































































































































Goal Setting









Posture














Keystroking



















Space Bar Technique
























Home Keys
-

"asdfjkl;"


































KEYBOARDING STEPS







Practice Lines







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KEYBOARDING STEPS







Practice Lines







J Ja K Ka L La Jake Lakes Hal








KEYBOARDING STEPS







Composition






Opposites



stop

?



white

?

Things that Go Together



bread

?



movies

?









KEYBOARDING STEPS







Composition






Alphabet Composition

What Is Your Favorite?

Crazy Phrases










KEYBOARDING STEPS







Composition






Auto
-
Bio
-
Poem

Completing Sentences

Adams Middle School,


North Platte


NeSA

Writing Assessments


Starting in 2012, 8
th

grade and 11
th

grade writing assessments will be
keyed at a computer


Students can compose by hand but will
be asked to key the document online


Taskforce will study the possibility
of having students keyboard the 4
th

grade assessment

Teacher Endorsements


Business teaching endorsement
used to be 7
-
12 but that has changed
to a 6
-
12 endorsement


New Rule 10 allows any 7
-
12
endorsed teacher to now teach in
grade 6


Thus, any business teacher is
endorsed to teaching keyboarding in
grades 6


12


Preview Software

Grades 3


6


EduTyping Jr. (online)


Type to Learn (online)


Keyboarding for Kids
(online)


keyboardingonline.com


MicroType

Preview Free Software



Take 5 minutes to review one of the
online resources on page 10 of the
Strong Foundation booklet


Be prepared to share pros and cons

Scope & Sequence


K
-
12 Examples


Middle
-
Level Keyboarding
Best Practice
-

This & That


http://www.education.ne.gov/B
MIT/pdf/tnt/2011/summer.pdf

http://www.education.ne.gov/bmit/

curriculum/keyboarding.html


Model Scope and Sequence


Columbus Public Schools


Omaha Public Schools


North Platte Middle School


Scottsbluff 8
th

Gr. Technology
Proficiency Assessment


Westside Community Schools

Resources


Nebraska Department of
Education Learning
Technologies


(402) 471
-
3503

Brent Gaswick

brent.gaswick@nebraska.gov


“If students can get to 20
wam
,
they won’t forget how to
keyboard although they may
need additional
brushup
.”

Mary Rodriguez

Lawrence, Kansas

“Get students to 25
wam

using
good technique and then teach
them to voice type using voice
recognition.”

Karl Barksdale

Provo, Utah

What We’ve Learned...


Teach prior to heavy use of word
processing


Technique and accuracy are more
important than speed


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Students need to be able
to see their progress


Integrate with Language
Arts


Composition at the keyboard is a
workplace expectation


Plan with middle school and
secondary business teachers

What We’ve Learned...

Reflection



What have you heard?


How do you feel?


What are you going to
do?