Today will be the first day of really exposing my keyboarding students to the concept of touch typing. While it seems like something they should already know, it is important to make sure we are all starting on the same page as we begin to increase our words per minute and accuracy.
We will be viewing two YouTube videos – one will demonstrate how fast people who use the touch typing method can type.
The other will give a brief overview of how to type.
After, students will brainstorm the benefits of touch typing using a Padlet. Once we have discussed some of the benefits of touch typing, we will begin to label and memorize the keyboard. One of the biggest obstacles in becoming a good typist is knowing where the keys are located on the keyboard without looking. Students will be labeling and color-coding blank keyboards in preparation for keyboard tests.
Today’s exit ticket will require students to write down 3 benefits of touch typing!