Keyboarding


Keyboarding

Why is Keyboarding important?

Find a job
 
Most jobs require you to submit an application form and resume via the internet and even if they accept paper copies they must be typed.
In the Workplace
 
Most jobs require you to use a computer for at least part of your day. This may including writing emails, creating reports, entering data, searching.

At School

In High School and college you will need to type up essays and reports on a regular basis.

At Home 

You probably send some time on Facebook, sending emails search the internet – all of which requires you to be able to type.

Read this article about why keyboarding is important

Keyboarding Technique

5 rules for keyboarding success are;

1.      Eyes on what you are typing

2.      Fingers on the homerow

3.      Back straight and feet on the floor

4.      Fingers curved and relaxed

5.      Practice, practice, practice!

Practice

(1) Homerow (4) Homerow and Beyond  (7) Easy Top Row Words 
(2) Top Row (5) Venturing Out  (8) Easy Bottom Row Words 
(3) Bottom Row  (6) Easy Homerow Words (9) Beginner Wrap up 

Games

Type-A-Balloon

Typing Ninja

 QWERTY?

Keyboarding Facts

Did you know?

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”