Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Learn to Type by Touch with Keyboarding Online!

Today we will learn about the web-based keyboarding course, Keyboarding Online!

Open your browser and go to the website:
  • Click the red button that says "Login Now".
  • Enter the School Login and Password.
  • Click the Screen Based: Keyboard Mastery button.
  • Select the checkbox that states "Trust all applets from Ellsworth Publishing".
  • Click "Allow" when asked to download the Java application for Keyboarding Online.
  • Click "Open Existing Student File."
  • Click on this class period.
  • Click on your name.
  • Click "Open."
  • Enter your password.
  • Click "Set Up" on the left, 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, we will read them out loud as a class.
  • 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. When you reach the end of a sentence, you will hit the return key with your right pinky finger, and retype the line until your timer runs out.
  • You will only receive a score when you have reached 10 WPM.
  • You are required to type each line until you receive a score, but you may repeat a line to receive a higher score.
  • You will find your top three scores at the lower right hand side of the window.
  • Continue with Line 2 when you have received a score for Line 1.
  • Type Line 2 only in this new window. Don't forget to keep typing if your timer has not run out.
  • Continue this process for every line in each lesson.
  • Click "Progress Reports" and "Comprehensive" to check your progress.
  • Click "Grade Reports" and "Current Grade" to see your current grade.
You will be amazed at how quickly your speed and accuracy improve!

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