Computer Technology I
Strand 1 Standard 1
Word Processing - Basics
Strand 1 Standard 1:
10 class periods of 15 minutes each
Proper keyboarding technique improves speed and accuracy. These resources help students improve in all areas.
LCD Projector for PowerPoint presentation.
It is fun to see students progress. After doing technique evaluations only a few times, students respond to verbal comments, such as "Be sure you are keeping your fingers on home row." The evaluations help them know exactly what needs to be worked on.
The assessment is the technique evaluation. The teacher watches each student type using appropriate technique for about 2 minutes. The instructor fills out the rubric (see attachment) and gives immediate feedback to student. Grade is then recorded on Accountability sheet (see attachments). Student then chooses one technique component to work on, and fills it in on accountability.