ERIC Number: ED291343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Keyboard Success: MicroType PAWS Version.
Fidanque, Ann; And Others
This is a teacher's guide to a 30-lesson keyboarding program for elementary and middle school students. The primary instructional objectives are to teach students how to: (1) keyboard from a correct position; (2) identify the names for the fingers to be used to keyboard; and (3) locate the most frequently used keys with the correct finger. No special software is needed for instruction, and students can enter the lessons on a paper keyboard template, typewriter, blank computer screen, or any word processor. Each lesson provides step-by-step instructions, review, and practice exercises. The program can be used in conjunction with a commercial software program; this version of the guide is designed for use with the Apple, Commodore, and IBM versions of "MicroType: The Wonderful World of Paws." An appendix includes a record grid for recording handwriting and keyboarding rates, wordlists, paper keyboard templates, a sample "certificate of improvement," and reproducible "keyboard success" decals. An 18-item bibliography is also provided. (EW)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers, Middle Schools, Typewriting, Word Processing
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (1-4 copies, $20.00 per copy prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bethel School District, Eugene, OR.; Lane County Education Service District, Eygene, OR.; International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.; Educational Service District 112, Vancouver, WA.; Eugene School District 4J, OR.