Summer Keyboarding--Online!

3 weeks, 15 videos--your schedule!

Description

Summer keyboarding–Online--a self-managed online keyboarding class that you complete in your own time, at your own pace, start and stop when you need to. Join us for three weeks, fifteen classes, one hour a day–or spread it out as it works for your summer plans. Vacation? Do your keyboarding anytime you have downtime–or wait till you get back. Sports camp? Get keyboarding done in the morning or after you’ve recovered from the game.


The goal: Prepare for next year’s academic demands, improve typing skills, and gain facility with technology.

What You Get

  • 15 hours of video training on keyboarding–perfect for an immersive summer experience to prepare for next year’s increased typing demands
  • access to all videos for one year after completion
  • a certificate attesting to completion of this comprehensive keyboarding preparation class
  • access to the teacher any time it’s needed. Drop a note in the Discussion Board. She answers within 24 hours. You may also get responses from other class members!

Keyboarding Schedule

  • start with a benchmark speed quiz to see where you are at the beginning and assess how you finish up.
  • start each class with keyboarding–Typing Web or DanceMat Typing. You can even use whatever keyboarding program you use in your school (Typing Club, Type to Learn–as long as you can log into it from your summer computer). I like DanceMat because it introduces keys by rows, which works with the class structure. Students also like it because of the crazy stuff the action characters do. By the end of Video Two, you must cover hands with a light cloth to test key knowledge.
  • a couple of times a week, exercise fingers to remind yourself they are all there–not just pointers or thumbs. We'll show you how.
  • every five sessions, take a blank keyboard quiz to promote confidence in letter key placement. You need to believe in yourself–that you know where keys are without looking. Of course, taking the quiz will be on the honor system. If you look at the keyboard during the test, you are the only one who will know. And see the consequences of that at the end of the 15 sessions.
  • in each session, enjoy a variety of keyboarding games to test speed and accuracy
  • once a week, we do something fun (that reinforces technology skills). After four sessions of keyboarding, I want you to see how it is used in environs different from straight typing (like creating a Tagxedo)

Goals

  • increase speed. For most students who follow all the exercises as presented, that’s about 20%. Why? Students get a better understanding of where keys are and employment of proper keyboarding habits. Students who attend a school that requires a nominal amount of online classwork keep this increase because they use their new skills daily.
  • provide resources students can draw on to carry them through the school year. This means, when they realize they need better keyboarding skills to accomplish class requirements, they will be able to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • show how much fun keyboarding can be–a major victory considering the amount of memorization required

What’s required

  • access to the internet
  • a full-size keyboard (not an iPad)
  • a sense of adventure and a risk-taker’s attitude
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$69 for full program

Where and When

Sunday, June 1st 2014 at 12am to Sunday, Aug. 31st 2014 at 11:30pm

This is an online event.

Three weeks--you pick the weeks--any time this summer.
One hour a day--you pick the hour and where you watch the video. When the hour ends, you're done!