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Keys at Their Fingertips: A Study Supporting Development of a Resource Package for the Teaching of Touch-Keyboarding Skills in Upper Elementary Classrooms Equipped with Portable Keyboards.
Wiseman, Gay – 2000
This master's research project gathered information to be used in the production of curriculum resources to support the teaching of touch-keyboarding in upper elementary classrooms. The project was undertaken on the premise that portable keyboards permit and necessitate a shift in instructional routines to foster student mastery of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Technology
Increasing Touch-Keyboarding Skills in the Middle School Student: "KeyWords" vs. "Type To Learn," Hand Covers vs. No Hand Covers.
Reagan, Steven Dallas – 2000
A computer teacher in a middle school in East Tennessee observed that his students were entering the middle school program with computer familiarity but without the touch keyboarding skills necessary to operate the computer efficiently. It was also observed that even with instruction and practice using drill and practice keyboarding software, the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle Schools
A Comparison of the Effect of Teacher-Directed Instruction (and Textbook Use) and Interactive Computer Software Instruction on the Development of Touch-Keyboarding Skills in Two Sixth-Grade Classes.
Russin, Irene – 1995
This is a study of two sixth-grade classes at Bayshore Middle School (Middletown, New Jersey) who were enrolled in a 7-week keyboarding class. The first class met from October 31 through December 23, 1994; the second class met from January 3 through March 1, 1995. The instruction of the first group was teacher directed, and the students typed from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
Wallace, Jane Bruner – 2000
Two third grade classes in a private school in North Carolina were given keyboarding instruction using Sunburst's "Type To Learn." So that the effects of color-coding could be examined, one class was given standard keyboards to use (control group), while the other was given keyboards that were color-coded according to proper finger placement…
Descriptors: Color, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Grade 3