Thursday, September 17, 2009

Keyboarding Online Program

Today we will begin our new online keyboarding program, Keyboarding Online.

First we will bookmark the Keyboarding Online website. If you need help, follow the instructions in Ms. Kline's blog post Add a Bookmark to Firefox.

Now we will log in and use the system:
  • Enter the School Login and Password.
  • Click "Screen Edition Keyboard Mastery"
  • Click "Trust" when asked to download the Java application for Keyboarding Online.
  • Click "Open Existing Student File."
  • Click on your period.
  • Click on your name.
  • Click "Open."
  • Enter your password.
  • Click "Set Up" on the left and then click on each tab to see how the system is set up for grading your keyboarding lessons.
  • Click "Introduction" and we will review this section as a class.
  • Click on each step, and carefully read each introductory lesson.
  • Follow the instructions in each section as required. These practice exercises will teach you how to use the Keyboarding Online program and will prepare you for the regular lessons.
  • Click "Lessons Menu."
  • Type only Line 1 in the Lesson 1, Line 1 window, do not type any other line at this time.
  • Repeat Line 1 if you still have time left on the timer. Don't forget this part or your WPM will drop!
  • The length of each timing is listed at the top of the window.
  • The timer is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • You will only receive a score when you have reached 15 WPM.
  • Repeat Line 1 three times.
  • Look at your top three scores at the bottom right of the window.
  • Continue with Line 2 when you have received three scores for Line 1.
  • Type Line 2 only in this new window. Don't forget to repeat Line 2 if you still have time on your timer.
  • Continue this process for every line in each lesson, and repeat each line three times.
  • Click "Progress Reports" & "Comprehensive" to check your progress.
  • Click "Grade Reports" & "Current Grade" to see your current grade.
You will be amazed how quickly your speed and accuracy improve!


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