KB1 Essential Standard. Apply the touch method in operating the alpha keys. KB Execute the touch method in operating the alphabetic keys.

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1 KB1 Essential Standard Apply the touch method in operating the alpha keys. KB Execute the touch method in operating the alphabetic keys.

2 Touch Method of Keyboarding

3 Touch Typing Touch typing (also called touch type or touch method) Typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. A touch typist learns the location of the keys on the keyboard through muscle memory. This method involves placing the eight fingers in a horizontal row along the middle of the keyboard (the home row) and having them reach for other keys.

4 Touch Method Touch Method of Keyboarding Typing on a keyboard without looking at the keys. Learning to key by touch rather than using the hunt and peck method

5 Hunt and Peck Hunt and Peck Method of Keyboarding Typing on a keyboard using only one or two fingers of each hand.

6 Touch Typists Vs. Hunt and Peck Typists The average touch typist can type 50 to 60 words per minute without typos The two-finger typist using the "hunt and peck" method typically achieves only 20 to 30. Which type of typist do you want to be?

7 Tips for Learning the Touch Method of Keyboarding Do not rush at the early stages of learning. Take your time and the speed will pick up as you progress. Establish and maintain a rhythm while typing so keystrokes are made at equal intervals. Strike keys with the correct fingers. Move your hands and fingers as little as possible.

8 Tips for Learning the Touch Method of Keyboarding Don't hammer on the keys. Try using the minimum force possible. Don't look at the keys when you type. If you do not know where a key is, look down at the keyboard and find it, but look away when you type it. Say the letter, number or symbol you are typing to yourself as you type it Source:

9 Keyboard Layouts QWERTY Keyboard

10 QWERTY Keyboard The most commonly used keyboard arrangement. The type of keyboard we use # $ 4 % 5 ^ 6 & 7 *8 ( 9 ) 0 _ - + = Backspace Tab Q W E R T Y U I O P { } \ Caps Lock A S D F G H J K L : ENTER Shift Z X C V B N M < >? Shift Ctrl Alt SPACE BAR Alt Ctrl Video: QWERTY Keyboard Layout

11 QWERTY Keyboard Facts The QWERTY keyboard was designed by Christopher Sholes to slow typists down, to prevent them from jamming the keys in old manual typewriters. Source:

12 QWERTY Keyboard Facts Part of the QWERTY layout was driven by the decision to place all of the letters in the word "typewriter" on the top row so that salesmen wouldn't have to hunt and peck. Source:

13 Other Keyboard Layouts Dvorak Keyboard Two Hand Layout Video: Dvorak Keyboard Layout

14 Dvorak Keyboard One Hand Layouts

15 Dvorak Keyboard Facts Created by August Dvorak, a professor at the University of Washington during the 1930s and 1940s. Dr. Dvorak determined the most common letter combinations and designed new keyboard layouts to maximize efficiency (by placing common letters on the home row), reduce fatigue, and make the stronger fingers of the hands do most of the work. Source:

16 Alphabetic Keys the letter keys on the keyboard

17 # $ 4 ENTER Key used to return the cursor (insertion point) to the left margin moves the cursor down a line puts space between lines of text controlled by the right pinky % 5 ^ 6 & 7 *8 ( 9 ) 0 _ - + = Backspace Tab Q W E R T Y U I O P { } \ Caps Lock A S D F G H J K L : ENTER Shift Z X C V B N M < >? Shift Ctrl Alt SPACE BAR Alt Ctrl

18 SPACE BAR Key used to put space between words and characters controlled by the right thumb # $ 4 % 5 ^ 6 & 7 *8 ( 9 ) 0 _ - + = Backspace Tab Q W E R T Y U I O P { } \ Caps Lock A S D F G H J K L : ENTER Shift Z X C V B N M < >? Shift Ctrl Alt SPACE BAR Alt Ctrl

19 Learning New Keys To learn new keys Find the key on the keyboard chart Find the key on your keyboard Look at the picture and see which finger you should use Place your fingers in home-key position Watch your fingers as you try the new key Key the drill lines in your text

20 When you feel like this.

21 Remember.. Be patient and practice as often as possible. It takes some time to gain high speed. By following the rules, you will see your speed and accuracy improve over time.

22 Question??? Have you ever wondered what your computer thinks about you? Practice typing correctly so it will not be thinking this...

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24 THE END