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Use the touch method in operating the keyboard. Keyboarding Skills. Importance Life is centered around computers School, Work and Play. Have we come to this?. Do you feel like this????. Keyboarding. Typing with the use of a keyboard. Two Methods. Touch Typing Hunt and Peck.

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keyboarding skills
Keyboarding Skills
  • Importance
    • Life is centered around computers
    • School, Work and Play

Keyboarding Middle Grades

keyboarding
Keyboarding
  • Typing with the use of a keyboard

Two Methods

  • Touch Typing
  • Hunt and Peck
touch typing
Touch Typing
  • Typing without looking at the keys
  • Involves 8 fingers horizontally in the middle of the keyboard(home keys)
  • Use home key fingers to reach for keys without looking at keyboard
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Benefits

  • Increase speed and efficiency
  • Increase effectiveness
  • Less mental fatigue
  • Less physical fatigue
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“Hunt and Peck”

(Non-touch Typist)

  • 2 or 4 finger method
  • Focus on keyboard (hunting) and what finger to use(pecking)
  • Limits speed and efficiency
  • Breaks concentration on the quality and purpose of work
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Downside

  • Focus on what key to use
  • Too much looking up and down
  • Too many mistakes
  • Frustration
  • Poor posture
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Ergonomics

  • Applied science of designing a workspace to increase productivity and limit injury fatigue and discomfort
  • In other words.....
    • Fitting the workplace to the worker
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What does this mean for Proper Keyboarding Skills

  • Set up workstation properly
    • Use ergonomic chair (adjustable)
    • Adjust computer components to correct height and location
    • Learn correct keyboarding technique
    • Rest eyes occasionally 20/20/20
    • Change position (walk around)
    • Stretch
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What Can Proper Keyboarding Skills Avoid?

  • Long-term bodily damage
    • RSI – Repetitive Stress Injury –
      • result of repeated movement of a particular part of the body
    • CTS – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome –
      • an inflammatory disease that develops gradually and affects the wrists, hands and forearms
organization of keys
Organization of Keys
  • Typing (alphanumeric) keys. These keys include the same letter, number, punctuation, and symbol keys found on a traditional typewriter.
  • Control and Alternate (Alt) keys. These keys are used alone or in combination with other keys to perform certain actions.
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Function keys. The function keys are used to perform specific tasks. They are labeled as F1, F2, F3, and so on, up to F12. The functionality of these keys differs from program to program.

  • Movement (arrow) keys. These keys are used for moving the insertion point right, left, up or down.
  • Numeric keypad. The numeric keypad is handy for entering numbers quickly. The keys are grouped together in a block like a conventional calculator or adding machine.
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Keyboard Fingering Layout

Number and Symbol Keys

posture and technique
Posture and Technique
  • Sit up straight, back rest against back of chair
  • Feet flat on the floor, shins straight at 90 degree angle
  • Body centered in front of the keyboard
  • Elbows naturally by side
  • Fingers curved
  • Wrists low, but not touching the keyboard
  • Quick, snappy strokes
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Posture and Technique --continued

  • Keep your eyes on the copy (what you are typing from, not the keyboard and your fingers)
  • Quick down and in motion of the thumb
  • Right pinky used for the enter key; other fingers remain on the home row
  • Examine the number keys carefully to form a mental picture of the layout.
  • Place your fingers on the center of each key with the fingers slightly curved
  • Strike keys firmly and release them quickly
spacing around symbols
Spacing Around Symbols
  • . (period)—space once after when used with abbreviations or initials, space twice after at the end of a sentence
  • , (comma)—space once after
  • ; (semi-colon)—space once after
  • : (colon)—space twice after except when stating time
  • ? (question mark)—space twice after at the end of a sentence
  • * (asterisk)—no space between word and symbol
  • ! (exclamation point)—space twice after at the end of a sentence
  • @ (at)—one space before and after except in an email address
  • # (number/pound symbol)—no space between figure and symbol
  • $ (dollar sign)—no space after
  • “ ” (quotation)—no space after beginning, one space after ending
spacing continued
Spacing--continued
  • - (hyphen)—no space before or after
  • — (dash)—no space before or after – typed with 2 hyphens
  • / (slash or diagonal)—no space before or after
  • + (plus)—one space before and after
  • > (greater than)—no space before or after
  • < (less than)—no space before or after
  • ( ) (parenthesis)—one space after; no space inclusive
  • = (equals)—space before and after
  • ’ (apostrophe)—no space before or after
  • & (ampersand)—space once before and after
  • % (percent)—no space before
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Spacing--continued
  • = (equal sign)—no space before or after
  • \ (backslash)—no space before or after
  • [ ] (brackets)—one space after; no space inclusive
  • ^ (carrot)—no space before and after (used for exponets)
  • | (pipe)—no space before or after (used in web; programming)
  • ~ (tilde)—no space before or after (used in web)
  • { } (left parenthesis)—one space after; no space inclusive
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