I am so glad my students took keyboarding. They key faster than I do. The worst part is that they tease me when I sit down to the computer. They check my posture and remind me to keep my eyes on the screen, not on my hands. I am happy they had the opportunity to take keyboarding. I hope all students will have the same chance to take this class.
-Gerie Miles, Parent
Technique Rating Levels
The student knows the keys and keys by touch.
With more practice, the student will key by touch.
The student looks at the keys most of the time.
The student is dependent on looking at the keys.
Correct Technique Criteria
- Feet positioned for balance.
- Center body to the "H" key with elbows at sides.
- Sit up straight.
- Curve fingers over the home keys.
- Keep wrists off the keyboard.
- Keep eyes on printed copy.
- Key by touch.
- Key with a smooth rhythm.
Technique Teaching Resources
-Technique Assessment Cards - Word | PDF
-Technique Assessment Sheet: Alphabet Lines A-Z - Word | PDF
-Technique Assessment Sheet: CTE Introduction, Five Timed Writings - Word | PDF
-Technique Assessment Sheet: Elementary Timed Writings, 95% HFW - PDF
-Technique Assessment Sheet: Elementary Timed Writings, 90% HFW - PDF
-Technique Assessment Sheet: Elementary Timed Writings, 85% HFW - PDF
-Technique Assessment Sheet: Pre-Post Timed Writing - Word | PDF
-Technique Evaluation Checklist - Word | PDF
-Tips for Teaching Technique - Word | PDF
February 9, 2010