Keyboarding Speed and Practice

Typing

The first and most important part of 21st Century Skills is typing or sometimes called Keyboarding.

 

  • At Del Norte High we expect you to be able to type at 35 words per minute (wpm) at 95% accuracy.  To Challenge this class, this will be the most difficult part for most of you.  It is suggested that you start practicing the correct way.  It may be frustrating at first, but your speed and accuracy will increase quickly.
  • If you have not already done so go to Typing.com and create a student account (it’s free).  Create a username (your real name) and password you won’t forget.
  • Once you login, you can determine your skill level, Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced to start practicing.
    • Be honest with your starting point. Practicing difficult lessons will actually make you frustrated and slower.
    • If you are struggling, go to an easier level.  Practice without looking at your hands!  It is nearly impossible to type 35 wpm looking up at the screen and down at your hands for any period of time.
  • At anytime you can take a Test to see where you are at.  You can take a 1,3,5 minutes tests.  Your actual test will be 5 minutes.
  • When you know you can type at the required speed and accuracy, tests will be given at Del Norte High School at the end of each trimester.

 

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