Why Take This Course?
Our Middle School Typing course is now “Typing and Tech.” Students practice their typing skills and meet once a month in a live class session. Beginning Fall 2017, the course includes a more intentional emphasis on middle school tech skills such as using spreadsheets and creating excellent presentations. It also includes important leadership skills such as Internet safety and developing personal accountability in an online environment. We are excited to give our middle school students even better preparation for leading and thriving in the 21st century.
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|Why does typing matter?||How can I improve my typing speed and accuracy?||How can I meet the typing goals I have set for myself?||How can I demonstrate my typing progress?|
|What is my current typing speed?||What are common typing traps?||Why is the keyboard set up the way it is?||How far has my typing come?|
|What is my target typing speed?||How can I improve my typing speed?||What is a SMART goal that will help me improve my typing abilities?||What typing traps do I need to avoid?|
|Does hand position matter when typing?||How well do my hands know the keyboard?||Am I using the backspace key too much?||How can I type without looking at a source?|
|How can I set realistic typing goals?||How can I identify my typing strengths and weaknesses?||How can I improve my typing endurance?||What are my strongest typing keys?|
|What are typing "crutches" and how can I type without using them?||How I can I use my new typing skills in my other coursework?||How can I effectively type using the shift key?||Which typing keys are my weakest?|
|How can I best improve my typing accuracy?||What next? How can I continue to improve my typing speed and accuracy?|
- Recommended Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th
- Prerequisites: None
- Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 2
- Format: Live/Self-Paced - Class meets 1st Monday of each month
- Credits: 0.5