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    Computer Keyboarding 6

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:   This class is a 6th grade exploratory class that meets daily for 40 minutes, for 9 weeks.  This is an exciting class that allows us to explore the Microsoft Office Suite while learning about computer technology.  During this term, we will focus on improving your keyboarding skills, creating documents, writing formal letters, exploring career opportunities, developing presentations, generating spreadsheets and exploring the Internet.  Students will learn about on-line safety and perform Internet searches.


    Some of the things we will learn this year may be new and some things may be a review.  I am hoping that when students complete this class, they will have a greater knowledge and understanding of various software applications that can be used as a foundation to build upon as they continue their education in Staunton City Schools. 

    The goal of this class is to give every student basic knowledge and practical skills in learning the most commonly used software in today's workforce. 

    "This course is designed for middle school students to develop and enhance their touch skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information on a keyboard. Students compose and produce personal, educational, and professional documents. Students will practice developing and improving keyboarding skills by entering alphanumeric, numeric and symbol information on a QWERTY keyboard. Students will learn about on-line safety and perform Internet searches. (This course uses Virginia's CTE "Keyboarding 9 weeks" technology standards as the basis for the curriculum.)"

     Typing Agent    
    Remember, the only way to improve is to "PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE."

    Typing Rules:
    1. Sit up tall, leaning slightly forward.
    2. Sit a 'hand span' away from the keyboard. Place keyboard at the edge of the table.
    3. Center your body with the 'B' key or center of the space bar.
    4. Place your curved fingers on Home Row. Your index fingers should find F and J, then line up the rest of your fingers.
    5. Wrists are level. Hold your wrists off the table or edge of the keyboard. Don't sink down.
    6. Feet on the floor. Don't sit on your feet or wrap them around your chair.
    7. Eyes on your copy. You should be looking at the paper you are typing from or at the monitor.  

Last Modified on August 6, 2021