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Stevenson, Nancy C.; Just, Carol – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Legible written communication is essential for students to share knowledge (Rogers and Case-Smith 2002). If students lack proficiency in written communication, their composition skills will suffer, which can affect their self-esteem and grades. Whether or not this proficiency is in handwriting or keyboarding is a question worthy of discussion. In…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Psychomotor Skills
Parker, Carol A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the writing assessment scores for each of the four traits--development, focus and organization, language, and conventions--as measured by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) of students who had a formal keyboarding course compared to those who did not. A…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development, Writing Evaluation, Scores
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Carver, Lin B.; Todd, Carol – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Classroom teachers sometimes struggle trying to find time during the typical school day to provide the writing instruction students need to be successful. This study examined 29 fifth through twelfth grade classroom teachers' survey responses about their perception of the effectiveness of using an online blogging tool, Kidblog, to plan and provide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Teachers
Ertl, Mark A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. This was a longitudinal study generating quantitative data. The subjects for this study were 132 seventh grade students from a suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Timed Tests
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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
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DeFulio, Anthony; Iati, Carina; Needham, Mick; Silverman, Kenneth – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2009
Adults in a therapeutic workplace working on a computerized keyboarding training program earned vouchers for typing correct characters. Typing technique was evaluated on review steps. Participants could pass the review and earn a bonus, or skip the review and proceed with no bonus. Alternatively, participants could continue practicing on the same…
Descriptors: Adults, Job Skills, Skill Development, Office Occupations
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
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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Ober, Scot – Business Education Forum, 1986
This article provides information about teaching keyboarding as a one-week course. Before discussing the results of the one-week course, however, the differences between keyboarding and typewriting are addressed, as well as the appropriate content of a true keyboarding course. (CT)
Descriptors: Computers, Course Content, Higher Education, Job Skills
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
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
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
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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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Fouche, Gwyn – Business Education Forum, 1987
Describes a keyboarding course based on the Donnelly method. The course was taught on a community college campus to children ages 8 to 13. (CH)
Descriptors: Community Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Preadolescents, Skill Development
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