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Number of Credits: ½
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite: None

Mrs. Basileo Contact Information: 849-7525

Course Description: Available in Adobe PDF & Grading Criteria

Keyboarding is a life skill which has value to all students as the keyboard is the most common input device to the computer. This introductory course is designed to provide students with the correct techniques of using the keyboard. Student will also compose, develop and keyboard documents of appropriate difficulty. The course has been designed to provide students with the correct techniques of using a keyboard and a building block to word processing skills which could be utilized in future careers, university and/or personal use.

To make this half year in Personal Keyboarding the most productive and enjoyable it can be, I have developed a few simple guidelines. Following these will help you to be an active learner and an asset to the class environment.

  1. Be on time to class. Be seated at your computer and ready to work by the time the bell rings. Lateness will not be tolerated.
  2. Be prepared for class. You should have a pen, View binder and folder with you (i.e. not in your locker) daily. If you miss a class, you are responsible for finding out what work you missed and then making it up by the due date.
  3. Be involved. Participate in class, offer your ideas and share your thoughts with the rest of us.
  4. Be respectful. Appropriate behavior is expected at all times.
  5. Be responsible. If you computer workstation is not working for any reason, notify me immediately.
  6. Be safe. Please remain seated until the bell rings and you are dismissed.

Class time is an important commodity. It is not to be wasted. If you need to make up work you missed, you are to make arrangements to do so before or after school. When in the computer lab, students are expected to abide by the school's Acceptable Use Policy at all times. Accounts will remain locked until the AUP form has been returned with the appropriate signatures.

All work is considered important. Your quarterly grades will reflect production work in class, tests, quizzes, as well as keyboarding technique. Your success is important to me. I will be available for extra help. Please see me to arrange it. I look forward to having an interesting and successful year together.


Timed Writings

Proofreader's Marks

Handout on the Drawing Toolbar & Drawing Terms to Know

Keyboarding Technique Rubric

Formatting and Standard Toolbar Review Sheet

Tables & Borders Handout

Keyboarding Practice
Great website developed by the Davis School District Business Department in Utah.

Touch Typing Online
ATTENTION: Keyboarding Students! For extra keyboarding practice, go to this site!

Typing Tutor
This program helps you improve your typing skills by playing a simple game: characters are falling down the screen; you have to stop them before they reach the ground by pressing the corresponding key on the keyboard.

Typing Pal
Typing Pal Online offers a free basic typing course anyone can use. Typing Pal, a quick and easy way to learn keyboard typing

Typing Test & FREE Typing lessons at Learn 2 Type - the leading FREE Web site that helps you master the skills of touch-typing. Whether you're a typing expert or just a "hunt & peck" beginner, the interactive exercises in this Typing Tutor automatically adjust to your skill level. The better you get, the more challenging the Typing exercises become. You can come and go as you please and pick up right where you left off.

Letter Chase Typing Tutor
Letter Chase Typing Tutor is a complete typing program for all levels. Letter Chase software runs on all versions of Windows and works on most networks. With Letter Chase, it has never been easier to learn to type! Beginners are guided by animated hands to learn the keys. Even young kids can learn the keyboard with Letter Chase, making it ideal for schools and educational institutions (many elementary and high schools are Letter Chase users), as well as corporate training (keypad training included with the program). Experts learn how to become masters of speed typing.

Online Style Manual--PDF

Keyboarding Resources

McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center

Keyboarding Practice

Word 2000 Tutorial

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