Computer Skills Curriculum
Keyboarding Lesson Plan
Title: Re-Key It!
Other Curriculum Objectives that can be addressed by this lesson plan
English Language Arts 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; Computer Skills: (Gr. 2) 2.2
Competency 2.2: Locate and use symbol keys and special function keys (e.g., period, question mark, Caps Lock, arrow keys, shift, ESC).
Measure 2.2.2: Given the following on the computer screen, retype each: $3.00, How are you?, and North Carolina.
Materials Needed: Computer with word processing software, prepared word processing data diskette with items to retype, large screen monitor or projection panel with overhead for demonstrations, printers, keyboarding software such as MicroType: The Wonderful World of PAWS.
Time: Two to three, 10-15 minute class sessions; repeat as necessary.
Terms: Computer, Keyboard, RETURN/ENTER key, Shift key, Caps Lock key, Space bar, Number keys, Symbol keys, ESC key
- 1. Prepare a word processing data file using symbol keys and special functions for students to practice and a file to test the measure. Sample items are included with this lesson.
- 2. Prepare a sufficient number of diskettes for the class or plan how these files will be loaded in the lab.
Using a prepared word processing data diskette, have each student re-key words and terms as they appear on the screen. The teacher should reteach and provide additional practice for those students having difficulty.