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Buchanan, Colleen Quinn – Writing Notebook: Visions for Learning, 1993
Argues that an alphabetic approach to keyboarding with a high quality talking text is the best way to provide effective training in computer keyboarding skills for elementary school students. (SR)
Descriptors: Children, Computer Software, Computers, Elementary Education
Balajthy, Ernest – Computing Teacher, 1988
Discusses benefits of keyboarding instruction for elementary school students, emphasizing the integration of keyboarding with language arts instruction. Traditional typing and computer-assisted instruction are discussed, six software packages for adapting keyboarding instruction to the classroom are reviewed, and suggestions for software selection…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Education, Instructional Design
Schmidt, B. June – 1983
Keyboarding differs from typewriting in the basic purpose it serves. Keyboarding is the act of entering alphanumeric data on a keyboard of information processing equipment for the purpose of obtaining or communicating information. The target populations for keyboarding are those whose typewriting skill will be primary to their vocations, those…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Business Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction
Pohl, Virginia; Groome, Dana – Computing Teacher, 1994
Describes the use of "Happy Hands" instructional materials and techniques for grades K-3 develop keyboarding knowledge and skills for computer-assisted instruction. Color coding techniques are explained; the use of dictation is discussed; keyboarding games and software are described; and the development of writing skills through…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Software, Dictation
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Rigby, Sue – Business Education Forum, 1983
Computer keyboards are being used by everyone from elementary students to business executives in industry. All need basic touch keyboarding skills to make efficient use of these computers. The challenge is for business educators to initiate these keyboarding courses at all levels. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computers, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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Nellermoe, Donald A. – Business Education Forum, 1989
Describes a teacher's experience with a quadriplegic in a keyboarding class. Points out that teachers should inquire about a student's physical handicap before making assumptions about it and should ask a student how they might help. Suggests not giving an extensive amount of assistance unless requested. (JOW)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Neurological Impairments
Kisner, Evelyn – Computing Teacher, 1984
Describes keyboarding, i.e., entering information on electronic equipment through use of a typewriter-like keyboard, and briefly discusses when it should be taught, who should teach it, and what level of keyboarding efficiency is needed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Elementary Education, Input Output Devices, Microcomputers
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Waner, Karen; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1992
Discusses the pros and cons of teaching touch keyboarding in elementary schools. Indicates that business teachers favor it to prevent development of inefficient keyboarding habits, and elementary teachers argue that it conflicts with whole-language theory and developmental appropriateness. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Evans, Candy Duncan; Henry, Janice Schoen – Business Education Forum, 1989
Physically and academically handicapped special needs students can often gain adequate keyboarding skills with only a few furniture and equipment modifications, performance adjustments, determination of the teacher to meet individual needs, and knowledge that anyone can master keyboarding. Includes strategies for working with various disabilities.…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Individual Needs, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Highland, Patrick J. – Business Education Forum, 1997
Voice recognition technology is rapidly being improved. It will not replace keyboarding, but it will change the way keyboarding is taught. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Wiggs, Linda Henson – Business Education Forum, 1993
Students, parents, administrators, and teachers must become convinced that keyboarding is an important skill and should remain a major component in the business education curriculum. (Author)
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Benefits, Futures (of Society), Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Teacher, 1987
Discusses the need for and the problems with teaching keyboarding to elementary school students, and the types of software necessary for meaningful instruction. (JC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Prigge, Lila; Braathen, Sandy – Business Education Forum, 1993
Discusses the differences between teaching keyboarding to elementary students and secondary students. Offers suggestions to business education teachers making the transition to elementary students. (JOW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teaching Methods
Benamy, Roslyn – Balance Sheet, 1984
Describes a course for casual keyboard users offered at Rockland Community College. Students learned keyboarding on the TRS-80 with microcomputer diskettes as the sole instructional material. (JOW)
Descriptors: Microcomputers, Two Year Colleges
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Browne, Carmen D. – Business Education Forum, 1995
Focuses on modifications in keyboarding and computer classes for those with visual and muscular impairments. (JOW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Business Education, Computers, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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