ERIC Number: ED291342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Keyboard Success. Computer Flip Book. MECC Version.
Fidanque, Ann; And Others
Designed for use by elementary and middle school students, this computer flip book contains the exercises for each lesson in a 30-lesson keyboarding program, a brief outline of the development of writing devices, and exercises for 25 bonus lessons. For each lesson, the flip book provides a keyboard diagram with the keys that have been introduced and practice exercises. 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. The program can be used in conjunction with a commercial software program; this version of the flip book is designed to be used with the "MECC (Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation) Keyboarding Primer" (for the Apple only). (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 $2.50 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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.