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Keyboarding Curriculum Resources

Students gain mastery of touch operation on a computer keyboard.

Business Education LogoKEYBOARDING I
In the beginning semester keyboarding course, the student will master touch operation on a computer keyboard. Correct fingering by touch and good techniques will receive primary emphasis; speed and accuracy will be given secondary emphasis. The fourth row numbers and symbols and 10-key pad will also be taught. The student will use basic word processing functions on a variety of document types.

Standards and Objectives - PDF

STANDARD 1
The student will demonstrate correct touch keyboarding techniques at the keyboard and use appropriate terminology to identify computer components.

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  KEYBOARDING - TECHNIQUE
Student learn why technique is such an important part of keyboarding.

STANDARD 2
Students will develop touch keystroking speed and accuracy.

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KEYBOARDING - ACCURACY GAMES FOR HOLIDAYS
Students develop and improve keystroking speed and accuracy with ten typing activities to fit holidays or special events.

KEYBOARDING - SPEED AND ACCURACY DRILLS
Students improve speed and accuracy.

KEYBOARDING - THE KEYBOARD BOARD
Students develop touch keystroking speed and accuracy through an individualized skill development activity.

STANDARD 3
Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of basic word processing functions and proofreading.

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KEYBOARDING - PROOFREADING MARKS
Students edit documents using proofreader marks.

KEYBOARDING - REPORTS
Students follow instructions to set up a report format, and then key for accuracy from a hard copy.

STANDARD 4
Students will develop skill composing at the keyboard.

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KEYBOARDING APPLICATIONS
This 7-12 grade course is designed to increase student keyboarding skill through drill practice and reinforcement of correct techniques. Students will use word processing software to create, format, and edit personal and business documents.

Standards and Objectives - PDF

STANDARD 1
Students will demonstrate mastery of touch keyboarding using correct techniques.

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STANDARD 2
Students will improve speed and accuracy keyboarding ability.

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STANDARD 3
Students will create and edit a variety of documents; i.e., reports, letters, memos, emails, labels and envelopes from unarranged, edited, and script copy using word processing software.

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  RECIPE COOKBOOK PROJECT
Students create a cookbook, enhancing keyboarding skills, as well as several word processing skills.

STANDARD 4
Students will improve composition and editing skills.

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OTHER RESOURCES

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BUSINESS STATE APPROVED TEXTBOOKS
http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/imc/RIMs-Search.aspx
Schools need to purchase basal/core or recommended primary materials that have gone through an independent alignment to the Utah Core. Schools may still purchase materials not listed on the state RIMs list as long as they have been reviewed and approved by their local school board.

 

  Resources
 

Resources are available due to the efforts and submissions of teachers throughout the state of Utah. They have been collected your use, modify as needed.

Please share your own lesson ideas and resources.  Submit what you have, and the
Business Education Lesson Plan Team will format and organize all material.

Updated October 4, 2011


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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
laura [dot] deshazo [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Laura deShazo), Specialist
Business Education
Phone: 801>538-7572
Fax: 801>538-7868

andrea [dot] curtin [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Andrea M. Curtin) , Support Staff
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801>538-7976




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