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Nichols, Lois M. – Computers in the Schools, 2002
Discussion of effective teaching methods for keyboarding skills in elementary schools focuses on a study that investigated the use of sensor-key caps. Results provided no evidence that the use of sensor-key caps improved keyboarding speed or accuracy over standard keys without the key caps. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
Myers, Sally; Spindler-Virgin, Richard – Writing Notebook, 1989
Describes computer programs that effectively teach keyboarding skills to elementary school students. (MM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Ramondetta, June – Learning, 1987
Three programs to help students learn proper keyboarding techniques are reviewed. (MT)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
Jackson, Truman H.; Berg, Diane – Computing Teacher, 1986
Presents guidelines to appropriate keyboarding instruction in elementary schools. Topics addressed include whether keyboarding should be taught, where keyboarding fits within the curriculum, instruction time, instructional materials, equipment, furniture, teacher qualifications, teaching methods, student performance evaluation, and grading.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Courseware, Definitions
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
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
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
Kahn, Jessica; And Others – Computing Teacher, 1990
Presents five articles that consider computer keyboarding instruction at the elementary school level. Highlights include keyboard familiarization techniques that do not require a computer; integrating keyboarding skills into the rest of the curriculum; and Type-Right, an inexpensive laptop computer dedicated to teaching keyboarding. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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
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
Gemmell, Susan – 2003
This study examined the impact of keyboarding instruction on the acquisition of word processing skills. Over a 6-week period, 6 third grade students were studied as they used the "Type to Learn" keyboarding program. Each student spent an average of 45 minutes on the computer each week. Data collection consisted of observations, questionnaires, and…
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Grade 3
Vocational Curriculum Resource Center of Maine, Fairfield. – 1987
This guide is intended to assist persons developing a keyboarding curriculum for use with students in grades 1 through 8. The relevance of teaching keyboarding at the elementary level is discussed. Steps in separate plans for teaching keyboarding in grades K-2, 3-6, and 7-8 are outlined. A checklist for planning a keyboarding program and a list of…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1986
This report provides detailed product descriptions of 45 software programs designed to teach or improve the keyboarding skills of elementary school students that were identified by the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Information and Software for Teachers) staff. The descriptions include program titles, producer names, costs, grade levels, hardware,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Education, 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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