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LaBarre, James E.; Zahn, Donald K. – 1983
A summary of keyboarding as an increasingly essential teaching area in today's computer-oriented society is presented. Following a section defining keyboarding (the use of a typewriter-like board to enter information into technological equipment), the document discusses the need for this skill, when instruction should begin, what skill level…
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Basic Skills, Business Skills, Computer Literacy
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Kahn, Jessica; Freyd, Pamela – Language Arts, 1990
Discusses the use of keyboarding skills in elementary classrooms and stresses the importance of establishing writing environments that help children to understand writing as communication. (MG)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Holistic Approach, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Wetzel, Keith – Computing Teacher, 1985
Discusses need for development of keyboarding skills at the elementary school level; issues to be addressed when developing keyboarding curricula (criterion for competence, how much is necessary, time needed, who should teach and how); and program considerations (hardware, curriculum, principles of instruction, instructional periods, classroom or…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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McLean, Gary N. – Business Education Forum, 1987
The author provides 30 questions that teachers or instructional materials selectors should consider when choosing keyboarding courseware for classroom use. (CH)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Walters, Lilly – 2000
This paper discusses how students with disabilities can learn to keyboard using one hand. It lists keyboarding choices for those with a hand disability, including learning the one-hand method on the standard keyboard, changing the keyboard over to a One Hand Dvoark, buying a one hand keyboard, and using an alternative to typing, such as voice…
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Design Requirements
Hunter, William J.; And Others – Writing Notebook, 1989
Summarizes research findings on keyboarding instruction. Makes suggestions for teachers and administrative decision-makers regarding age for starting instruction, performance criteria, student attitudes, and other issues related to keyboarding instruction. (MM)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Sormunen, Carolee – Journal of Business Education, 1984
Considers the change in attitude about teaching keyboarding in the elementary school and outlines objectives for an inservice workshop to train elementary school teachers to teach keyboarding for computer literacy. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development. – 1986
In response to the New York State Board of Regents Action Plan relating to computer keyboarding skills, this guide is designed to help elementary school staff understand aspects of keyboarding and develop this important basic skill in their students. The three-part presentation begins with a discussion of the benefits of using computers in English…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Improvement
Stoecker, John W. – 1988
This study assessed the status of touch-typing in school districts in Oregon and Washington, and developed and field tested a comprehensive training program designed to prepare elementary teachers to teach touch-typing skills to elementary students. There were four major activities: (1) a questionnaire was developed and mailed to a random sample…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
Dickey-Olson, Patsy A. – Journal of Business Education, 1982
Recommends that business educators (1) make administrators aware of the importance of a keyboarding course, (2) sequence a microcomputer course directly after the typing course, and (3) teach the microcomputer course themselves. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Curriculum Development, Microcomputers
Boone, Randy, Ed. – 1991
Focusing on the use of word processing software programs as instructional tools for students learning writing composition, this collection includes 14 research articles and position papers, 16 reports on lesson ideas and projects, 5 articles on keyboarding, and 18 product reviews. These materials relate to teaching writing through the process…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Oehring, Sandee – Instructor, 1993
Presents ideas to help teachers make one-computer classrooms work. Suggestions include making sure the teacher masters the computer, managing computer time, using keyboarding strategies (such as photocopied keyboards for practice), and using time-saving techniques (e.g., previewing programs, pooling resources, and treating computers with care).…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Ellsworth, Nancy J.; Hedley, Carolyn N. – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1991
The article reviews word processing software and software to build keyboarding skills, as used with students needing to improve their mastery of the writing process. Criteria for selection of word processing programs are discussed and specific word processing programs are compared. Instructional suggestions are offered. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
Ricks, Betty R. – ABCA Bulletin, 1981
Argues that managers, executives, and other administrative professionals should acquire the communication skills of keyboarding, composing/editing at the keyboard, and dictating in order to save time and increase productivity. Provides specific examples of how these skills can be used. (FL)
Descriptors: Administrators, Business Communication, Communication Skills, Computers
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Nasri, William Z. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1993
Suggestions are offered to improve the educational experience of international students in North American library and information science programs. Reevaluation of course content, improved communication of program information to students, consideration of foreign realities and governmental practices, improved English language and keyboarding…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Evaluation
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