7th Grade Keyboarding Curriculum at a Glance
7th Grade Keyboarding is a semester exploratory course in which seventh 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 the alphabet, number keys, symbol keys, 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 25 words per minute. This process further promotes and encourages speed and accuracy to achieve a goal of 40 words per minute. 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.