Computer Keyboarding I Joseph Gaestel, Instructor
Text: Keyboarding and Information Processing – Southwestern Publishing
Course Objectives-By the end of the year, students will be able to:
Keyboard Mastery Techniques
1. Keyboard Mastery Techniques
a. Correct posture and position at the keyboard
b. Correct fingering for striking keys
c. Correct use of command and function keys
2. Speed and Accuracy in Keyboarding
a. Response patterns for keystroking
b. Drills and exercises for skill building
c. Paced keystroking for accuracy
d. Forced keystroking for higher speeds
e. Keystroking speed for sustained periods of time
3. Word Processing and Other Application Software Skills
a. Inputting from various sources, e.g., keying from handwritten, rough-draft, statistical, and unarranged material
b. Skilled use of relevant software features
c. Keying, formatting, and revising documents, including letters, reports, memos, tables, and outlines
d. Document output, including distribution
e. Storage and retrieval of documents
4. Communication Skills
a. Spelling and proofreading
b. Correction techniques
c. Grammar and usage, including but not limited to punctuation, capitalization, numbers, and word choice
d. Composition at the keyboard
5. Production Competencies
a. Interpretation of directions and instructions
b. Proper arrangement of work area and organization of materials and resources
c. Self-directed work habits
d. Proper care and operation of equipment
e. Copy arrangement and formatting decisions
f. Usable copy in timed situations
g. Application of critical thinking and decision-making skills and ethical standards in a workplace environment.
Keying technique 60%
2 minute timed writings 10%
3 minute timed writings 10%
Skill building Daily work 20%
Total % 100%
Equipment: Is to be treated as you would any school property, with care. Do not mark, write or scratch the computers in any manner.
Attendance You are expected to be in class everyday and follow the established attendance guidelines as outlined in your agenda.
Tardy Policy You are to be in your seat at the tardy bell. In addition to the school policy you will be tardy if you are not logged in to your computer and working on the current assignment within 1 minute of the tardy bell.
Make-ups Missed work can be made up at lunch, before or after school depending on the computer labs hours of operation.
Supplies: Students are to be prepared for class with a pen, pencil, paper and their agendas.
Food No food or drink is allowed in class.
Daily Routine All work is to be completed in class. You are to be at your seat the full period. Printing will be collected and given back to you for review. If acceptable you are required to turn in the assignment to the appropriate drop box, digital or hard copy. You are not to talk in any manner that distracts me or other students from learning.
Outside Passes: Leaving the classroom requires you to request a corridor pass using your agenda open to the current date. Your time out will be logged in your agenda and signed. Only one student at a time can be out on a bathroom pass at any one time. No passes will be issued during the first or last ten minutes of the class. Your time out and in will also be logged in my attendance sheet. Excessive time to complete your bathroom pass will result in loss of this privilege. Bathroom leave is for an emergency only; students that leave class more than once per week may be in danger of losing their restroom privileges for the following six weeks. Maximum bathroom passes are three (3) per semester that is 18 weeks, so use these passes wisely.