Monday, October 25, 2010

Week 9

Welcome to Week 9 of Keyboarding!

This week you will be working on lesson 5, but because of other activities, you do not need to finish lesson 5 this week.

Last week you learned how to effectively and efficiently open a recent application. You also learned how to create an application "shortcut" or "alias" for your desktop.

This week you will:
  • learn how to create a table in a word processing document
  • Add the new vocabulary word to your list with definition
  • Review proper keyboarding technique.
  • Continue your Keyboarding Online lessons.

Ms. Kline's Week 9 Key Vocabulary:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Week 8

Welcome to Week 8 of Keyboarding!

Last week you learned how to use advanced search techniques with a search engine such as Google. This week you will have finished Lesson 4 to be current with your classmates. Remember to use your home keys at all times!

This week you will:

Ms. Kline's Week 8 Key Vocabulary:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Farewell Dr. Mandelbrot

Yesterday evening, the genius mathematician, Dr. Benoît Mandelbrot, passed away. Dr. Mandelbrot was known as the "Father of Fractal Geometry" for his discovery of fractals and the "Mandelbrot Set."

Fractal 09
Fractal by Robert Sontheimer

Watch this wonderful musical tribute to Dr. Mandelbrot by the singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulter:

Mandelbrot Set (PG) from Pisut Wisessing on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chilean Miners Freed!

After 69 days trapped in a gold and copper mine, the first of the Chilean miners to be freed, Florencio Ávalos, emerged from the mine, via a rescue capsule specially designed for this unique situation. What an amazing and heroic story!

Watch the live feed on

Now that the live feed is done, here is a recap of the rescue:

Read more about the story here:

The last miner is rescued!

New York Times Blog & Live Feed from the Rescue

Wikipedia Article

Monday, October 11, 2010

Week 7

Welcome to Week 7 of Keyboarding!

Last week you took your 1st Keyboarding Benchmark exam. Since we had been practicing our keyboarding skills for five long weeks, and the 1st benchmark exam was a performance-based assessment, this helped students to score proficient or advanced on their first benchmark exam! Remember to keep up with your weekly lessons. This week's goal is to complete Lesson 3.

This week you will:
Ms. Kline's Week 7 Key Vocabulary:

Friday, October 08, 2010

Benchmark Exam 1

Today you will take your Keyboarding Benchmark 1 exam.

Don't be nervous! You have been practicing your skills for five long weeks.

Because this is a performance-based assessment, Ms. Kline will review the skills with you before you are assessed.

Look on the right side of Ms. Kline's blog to find the Keyboarding Benchmark 1 assessment.

Good luck!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of Keyboarding!

Last week you made a lot of progress with your keyboarding. You continued to practice your touch typing, using proper hand and body position at the keyboard. You learned how "force quit" a frozen application.

This week you will:
  • Continue to practice how to "Force Quit" a frozen application.
  • Continue to review proper keyboarding technique.
  • Continue your online keyboarding lessons.
  • Continue to monitor your progress, maintaining a pace of 1 lesson per week
Ms. Kline's Week 6 Key Vocabulary: