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Introduction to Touch Typing. Keyboarding Fundamentals with: Mr. Farrar. Why do I need to learn how to type?. Technology is becoming more and more popular everyday! It is important for everyone to learn good keyboarding skills so communication can be easier.

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Introduction to touch typing

Introduction to Touch Typing

Keyboarding Fundamentals with:

Mr. Farrar

Why do i need to learn how to type
Why do I need to learn how to type?

  • Technology is becoming more and more popular everyday!

  • It is important for everyone to learn good keyboarding skills so communication can be easier.

  • What are some things you use typing for now?

What is touch typing
What is touch typing?

  • Touch Typing is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys.

  • A touch typist will know the location of the keys by memory.

  • Practice is the best way to improve speed and accuracy.

Proper body position tips
Proper Body Position Tips

  • Position screen to be arms length away.

  • Relax shoulders.

  • Bend elbows to be at 90 degrees.

  • Keep wrists straight.

  • Line up hips, shoulders, and ears vertically.

  • Keep the body centered at the J Key.

  • Place hips far back in the chair, bend knees at 90 degrees with feet flat on floor.

Hand position tips
Hand Position Tips

  • Always keep your fingers on Home Row.

  • Keep your wrists off of the keyboard.

  • Keep your fingers curved.

  • Strike the keys, do not press the keys or hold them down.

The keyboard
The Keyboard

  • The official name of the keyboard is: The Qwerty Keyboard.

  • It was invented in 1864.

  • It gets its name from the top six keys on the keyboard: Q-W-E-R-T-Y.

Home row
Home Row

  • Home Row is where your fingers should start and hover when you are keyboarding.

Space bar
Space Bar

  • The space bar is located below the letter keys and is tapped with your thumb.

  • It does not matter which thumb strikes the spacebar, as long as you stay consistent.

  • It inserts a space between characters.

Enter key
Enter Key

  • The enter key is located on the right side of the keyboard.

  • It is tapped with your right pinky.

  • The enter key moves the curser to a new line.

Let s practice together
Let’s Practice Together

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Practice makes perfect
Practice Makes Perfect


  • Key each line twice in the text box.

  • Remember good posture!

Drill Lines

Timed practice
Timed Practice


Thank you
Thank You!!

Thanks for being a GREAT class, have a nice day!