6th Grade Grade Keyboarding At a Glance

6th Grade Keyboarding is a 9 week exploratory course in which six graders engage in computer keyboarding, muscle/memory skill development, and application. It focuses on developing their ability to become a touch-typist through proper posture, finger position, and keying techniques. Students learn and master, as time permits, the alphabet, operational keys and correction keys without looking down at the keyboard by using muscle/memory methods that include repetition to develop neural pathways to obtain a goal of 30 words per minute. This process further promotes and encourages speed and accuracy. Within the lessons students will also improve their language arts skills by reviewing and applying rules for spacing, capitalization and punctuation. Documents necessary to meet the Twenty-first Century Life and Career Standards and Technology.