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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!