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Keyboarding For Kids

Time Range: 20-30 hours
Student Range: Grades 1-6


Keyboarding for Kids teaches keyboarding correctly to young children at the time when computers are first introduced to them. The content is phonetic by grade and reading level to facilitate learning to read along with keyboarding. Drills are 15-second timings with up to 1-minute timings for older children. Students are rewarded with praise from an animated character that gives the "thumbs-up" sign when students reach or exceed their goal. Most schools begin keyboarding in the 2nd or 3rd grade.

Keyboard Short Course

Time Range: 25-30 hours
Student Range: Middle School - College

Keyboard Short Course is a condensed version of Keyboard Mastery (50-60 hours). This course is great for beginners, or experienced typists that need to quickly improve their speed and accuracy by 10-20 wpm. Keyboard Short Course will also fit nicely in connection with another subject where keyboarding is desired but not the main emphasis.

Speed and accuracy are emphasized on short timing drills. Lessons cover alphabetic and punctuation keys (no numbers and symbols). The majority of timing drills are 15-second, with 30-second, 1-minute, and 2-minute timing drills. Longer timings may be practiced in the "Freeform" or "Created Lessons".

Keyboard Mastery

Time Range: 50-60 hours
Student Range: Middle School - College

Keyboard Mastery is an intensive course that will teach beginners how to type and teach experienced typists to type faster. Covered are: alphabetic keys, punctuation, numbers and symbols. Lessons can be customized to shorten or lengthen the course (e.g. omit the numbers and symbols lessons, skip beginning lessons for experienced typists, etc.) Timing drills include 15-second, 30-second, 1-minute, 2-minute, 3-minute, and Optional Timings of 3-minute, 4-minute, and 5-minute. This course is best as a quarter or semester course. Course contains over 560 timed drills.

Skillbuilding Mastery

Time Range: 50-60 hours
Student Range: Middle School - College

Skillbuilding Mastery is an advanced keyboarding course designed to increase typing speed and accuracy to employable levels of 50+ wpm. 15 seconds to 5 minute timings. (Semester Course)

Ten Key Mastery

Time Range: 20-30 hours
Student Range: Middle School - College

Ten Key Mastery teaches the numeric keypad with speed and accuracy using industry standards for data entry. Proficiency on three actual employment tests helps the student meet employment standards. 1 minute to 5 minute timings with one 10 minute timing.

Nuts 'n' Bolts Formatting

Nuts 'n' Bolts Formatting is a self-paced, step-by-step formatting that is FREE to current customers of any of the 5 online keyboarding courses listed on this page. This PDF book covers: Basic Word Concepts, Fax Applications, Interoffice Memos, Business Letters, Proofreader’s Marks, Resumes & Cover Letters, Tables, Business Reports, Mail Merge, Fliers, Email, and more! Multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter. Free software program to teach state abbreviations.

Introduction to Microsoft Applications

Introduction to Microsoft Applications (using MS Office 2007, 2010, or 2013) is a selfpaced, step-by-step formatting that is FREE to current customers of any of the 5 online keyboarding courses listed on this page. This PDF book covers the basics of: Windows, Publisher, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

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