Technology: Basic Computer Skills/Keyboarding

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Module 3 part 2

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Introduction

Objective: The student will complete an online keyboarding test with 90% accuracy.

This lesson is designed to allow you to explore your level of proficiency with keyboarding skills.

Estimated time 15-20 minutes

Materials needed:

Classroom curriculum Link:

This section corresponds with Module 3 Activity 1 in the STEPP Classroom Transition resources.

Learn About It

In order to be successful in college, and in particular when using online course tools, you will need to have basic computer skills. A functional keyboarding level is critical.

Go to the website www.typingtest.com* and complete the typing test. You may take it 3 or 4 times to get a feel for the way the test works. Print your final results.

Write a brief summary of your results, the challenges, and how you can work on getting faster and more efficient. Put the printout and your summary transition notebook.

*Note: There are many free online typing tests (www.typingtest.com is only one example).

Objective Check

Have you accomplished today's objective?

Objective: The student will complete an online keyboarding test with 90% accuracy.

If so, congratulations!

If not, continue to practice your typing using other free online typing websites. You could also take a typing class at your local community college to develop some strategies for working on specific keyboarding skills.

For more information…Digging Deeper

Learn touch typing for free! Skip to the lesson that you want to start with using these websites below. Everything for beginners to experienced typists.
https://www.typingclub.com
http://www.learntyping.org
https://www.typing.com