Grade 6 -- Keyboarding
Computer Keyboarding 6 is an intensive one marking period exploratory course in which six graders engage in computer keyboarding, muscle/memory skill development, and application. It focuses on developing their ability to become a touch-typist through proper posture, finger position, and keying techniques. Students learn and master, as time permits, the alphabet, numbers, symbols, operational keys, correction keys and the numeric keypad without looking down at the keyboard by using muscle/memory methods that include repetition to develop neural pathways. This process further promotes and encourages speed and accuracy. Within the lessons, as time permits, students will also improve their language arts skills by reviewing and applying rules for spacing, capitalization, punctuation, and number expression. Documents necessary to meet NJ Twenty-first Century Life and Career Standards, Technology, and the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for ELA writing and reading may include documents, such as a business letter, cover letter, résumé and memo as time permits.