Keyboarding

Course #:

OFFC

3-632

Division:

Engineering & Technology

Department:

Office Applications

Suggested Age:

7-19

Prerequisites:

None

Keyboarding

Course Description:

Learning how to type on a computer keyboard made fun with games,  contests and prizes!


Average speed increase of 20 wpm!


When should a child begin to learn keyboarding? Research states that 8 years old is a good age because students have developed the coordination and manual dexterity to keyboard efficiently. (www.keyboardingresearch.org)


Homework: 10-20 minutes of typing 4 days a week


Certificate of Completion awarded for keyboarding course

Curriculum/Materials:

  • Laptop computers or tablet with a keyboard (some teachers can provide one if needed)

  • Computer required for daily practice at home or local library

  • Textbook: Keyboarding for Homeschoolers, 2nd Edition, by Sandra Gaiser

  • A dish towel or bandanna to cover hands while typing in class and at home