High School Course Outline

COURSE TITLE Keyboarding
DEPARTMENT Business Technology
CREDITS 5
MAXIMUM CREDITS ALLOWED 5
LENGTH OF COURSE Semester
AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AT GRADE 9, 10, 11, 12
REQUIRED OR ELECTIVE Elective
PREREQUISITES None


BRIEF OVERVIEW OF COURSE

This course will develop alphanumeric competency in keyboarding using the touch system. The course will emphasize formatting skills required for college and career including correspondence, outlines, tables and research papers. This course will also introduce students to basic computer literacy skills that include word processing, database, spreadsheet, Internet/email, desktop publishing and presenta­tions.

 

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

METHODS OF EVALUATION

TEXTBOOK

 

 

KEYBOARDING PACING CHART

 

Chapter Weeks Topics
Unit 1 10 Weeks I. Presenting alpha-numeric computer keyboarding
  1. Operate letter, figure, symbol, and basic service keys by touch
  2. Learn numeric keyboard operation
Resources R2-R32

 

 

Units 2-6

II. Developing Basic Technique and Speed
  1. Master letter-key reaches
  2. Improve keystroking precision
  3. Improve technique and speed of spacing, shifting, and return
  4. Increase keystroking speed on sentences and paragraphs
  5. Integrate language arts/communication skills in keyboarding settings
  6. Proofreading symbols
  7. Perform and practice proofreading skills

END OF FIRST QUARTER

Unit 7 1 Week III. Learning to Format Using Word Processing Features
  1. Memos and email
Unit 8 3 Weeks
  1. Unbound reports/research papers
Unit 9 2 Weeks
  1. Personal business letters
Unit 10 1 Week
  1. Tables and outlines
  Throughout
Course
IV. Introducing Database, Spreadsheet, Desktop Publishing, and Presentations

END OF SEMESTER