Keyboarding Record

Type the right way and write!

How has typing looked throughout the last half of a century?

Watch the videos clips below to see what the best typists looked like, how they positioned their hands, and what their keyboards looked like. After you are finished watching all three videos, you will need to write your comments about these three criteria.
Typing! Intersteno World Championship 1959 Vienna #2of2
Ron "Typewriter" Mingo, World's Fastest Typist
Fastest Typist: Ultimate Typing Championship Final 2010 By Das Keyboard

Now it's time for you to write your comments:

1. What did you notice had changed about the participants in the typing contests from 1959 to 2010?

2. What did you notice about what was the same in the way the participants were typing throughout the three videos?

3. What did you notice that was the same or that had changed about the equipment that the participants were typing on?

Let's see how many words per minute that you can type!

Click on the link below to go to a website that will test your keyboarding skills. I would recommend that you keep the timer to just one minute but change the "Text to Type" pull down menu to "Random Easy-to-type Sight Words." Once you have finished, make note of your words per minute (wpm) and your accuracy rate (%). During the week, see if you can meet these scores or beat them!