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7th Grade Keyboarding 2nd and 6th Period
Instructor: Slone, Has   

Keyboarding involves learning to "touch type" using all fingers on both hands.á You must learn the locations of all the keys from working on the "Home Row" keys (F and J).á We accomplish this with the use of MicroType software.á
We also learn how to type in proper format; memos, business letters, tables, and conclude with an unbound report in MLA format.á Additionally, there will be classes in "Computer Sense" and "Quick Writes".á
All students will use their One Drive account to save work, modify and create folders.á There are also Lessons on Mr. Slone's Fusion page to complete the Standards to earn the 1/2 High School credit.

To obtain the 1/2 High School credit, a student must be able to type a minimum of 30 words per minute with no more than 3 errors.

Grading policy: Weekly technique/Effort = 30%; Projects = 20%; Quizzes = 20%; Tests = 30%
Homework will be assigned for this class and graded as a quiz.
áI encourage students to practice at home using Typingtutor.com; Nitrotype or Google other free typing programs.á
áNOTE: they must practice without looking at the keys and should use all fingers in their typing practice.
áContact:
áEmail: HSLONE@acpsd.net
áPhone:á 803-663-4300
Best times to see me are mornings 7:45 - 8:30 or lunch 11:30 - 12;20. áI am not available in the afternoon.
Announcements
Mid term 4th 9 weeks
We are going down to the wire with most of our year behind us and we are doing production work. The students have done Memo's, are finishing Business Letters and will be starting Unbound and Bound papers next week. They are applying their keyboarding skills to do real work. They are learning how to use Microsoft Office Word in ways they were never able to do before. The unbound and bound reports will require them to key completed reports with page numbers, table of contents, cover pages and references. This project will be their most useful in that it will prepare them to produce some great products in future classes.

Just to recognize a few students whose keyboarding speed is exceptional (50+ GWAM):
Joe Johnson; Taylor Pearson; Hannah Markel; Paiton Hutto; Sakyrah Hamlett; and Joshua Pittman.

There are others who are very close, but these are class leaders at present.
Mid term 4th 9 weeks
We are going down to the wire with most of our year behind us and we are doing production work. The students have done Memo's, are finishing Business Letters and will be starting Unbound and Bound papers next week. They are applying their keyboarding skills to do real work. They are learning how to use Microsoft Office Word in ways they were never able to do before. The unbound and bound reports will require them to key completed reports with page numbers, table of contents, cover pages and references. This project will be their most useful in that it will prepare them to produce some great products in future classes.


The end of the Third 9 weeks classes
The 25th of March is the end of the third 9 weeks of school. By that date, your child should have completed 40 Microtype and 20 textbook lessons teaching them the correct keystrokes for the QWERTY keyboard (using Touch Typing techniques). The 4th 9 weeks will focus on using these skills to type memo's, business letters, tables, and unbound reports (MLA style with references). The focus will be on preparing mailable copy (free from error in grammar, spelling, format). I will start them off slowly (focusing on accuracy), but things will speed up as we approach the end of the semester. Our goal is to be able to use the skills in the 2nd 9 weeks, that we developed during the first 9 weeks. Grading will be developed by averaging accuracy (spelling, grammar), speed (completion of assignments) and format (accuracy). We will continue to have speed tests attempting to meet the minimum of 30 words per minute with no more than 3 errors (required to obtain their 1/2 High school credit).
The end of the Third 9 weeks classes
The 25th of March is the end of the third 9 weeks of school. By that date, your child should have completed 40 Microtype and 20 textbook lessons teaching them the correct keystrokes for the QWERTY keyboard (using Touch Typing techniques). The 4th 9 weeks will focus on using these skills to type memo's, business letters, tables, and unbound reports (MLA style with references). The focus will be on preparing mailable copy (free from error in grammar, spelling, format). I will start them off slowly (focusing on accuracy), but things will speed up as we approach the end of the semester. Our goal is to be able to use the skills in the 2nd 9 weeks, that we developed during the first 9 weeks. Grading will be developed by averaging accuracy (spelling, grammar), speed (completion of assignments) and format (accuracy). We will continue to have speed tests attempting to meet the minimum of 30 words per minute with no more than 3 errors (required to obtain their 1/2 High school credit) for 7th grade students.
The end of the Third 9 weeks classes
The 22nd of March is the end of the Third 9 weeks of school. By that date, your child should have completed 40 Microtype and 20 textbook lessons teaching them the correct keystrokes for the QWERTY keyboard (using Touch Typing techniques). The 4th 9 weeks will focus on using these skills to type memo's, business letters, tables, and unbound reports (MLA style with references). The focus will be on preparing mailable copy (free from error in grammar, spelling, format). I will start them off slowly (focusing on accuracy), but things will speed up as we approach the end of the semester.
We will have homework concerning fingering of the keyboard; formatting and parts of the documents mentioned above.
Our typing goal is to be able to use the skills in the 4th 9 weeks, that we developed during the Third 9 weeks. Grading will be developed by averaging accuracy (spelling, grammar), speed (completion of assignments) and format (accuracy). We will continue to have speed tests attempting to meet the minimum of 30 words per minute with no more than 3 errors (required to obtain their 1/2 High school credit for 7th graders).
Midterm third 9 weeks
Okay, at this point the students should know most of the alphabet and be working on their speed. We are also typing copy directly from a textbook without the monitor on to help them get used to what they are going to be doing the last 9 weeks (formatting memos, business letters and unbound MLA reports). This copy from the textbook is also practice on the their key locations. We also do quick writes on various topics and hopefully, they are beginning to have more confidence in their keyboarding capabilities. Practice at home is great, but they must not get used to using two fingers or looking at the keys. We are learning "Touch Typing" techniques and learning bad habits at home will only slow down their progress here at school.
Welcome Keyboarding Students,
Welcome Keyboarding students. I am looking forward to our semester together and I hope that you are as well. Our main purpose is to learn how to type as accurately and quickly as possible. We will also focus on our writing skills (organization, outlining and rough drafts) and analogies to build up our vocabulary.
Keyboarding Prodigies
The following students are typing at least 30 words per minute which is the minimum requirement for the 1/2 credit toward High School Graduation. We test speed and accuracy weekly and I am sure that more names will be added to this list as the semester progresses. Haley Pearson is our current top typist with a speed of 91 GWAM.

6th Grade: Caleb Baughman (36); Nathan LaChance (39); Matthew Seigler (31); Emma Troup (37); Jasmine TruJillo (42); Avery Wilson (38); . Cameron Everett (30); Taleyah Dunbar (37); Angeni Escalera (40); Alex Levister (30); Chase Rogers (30); Skipper Brett (32); Jackson Whittle (32); Dylan Willard (30:; Abigail Wyatt (51);

7th Grade: LaMya Banks (45); Victoria Barton (41); Jason Caudle (36); Ethan Cox (41); Dakota Ellis (31); Brayden Hawkins (50); Joshua Johnson (46); William Marquez (41); Kimberly Mendez (58); Jordan Mitchell (48); Aiden Phillips (46); Joseph Prince (36); June Williams (49);
Allison Barker (51); Dylan Bates (40); Rebecca Blackwell (46); Amari Brady (52); Jacob Clerc (67);Ryan Curry (31); Rose Derrick (44); linsey Dominick (49); Kevin Graham (66); A'Shureah Jenkins (33); Abigail Johnson (48)'; Joe Loveday (30); Giovanni Mercado (63); Haley Pearson (86); Veronica Pope (35); Devin Randall (43); Shandrall Ryan (51); Giovanni Mercado (38); JT Walls (31); Brianna Whitlock (35); Kyleigh Widener (36); Payton Wood (57).
Midterm First 9 weeks
Okay, at this point the students should know most of the alphabet and be working on their speed. We are also typing copy directly from a textbook without the monitor on to help them get used to what they are going to be doing the last 9 weeks (formatting memos, business letters and unbound MLA reports). This copy from the textbook is also practice on the their key locations. We also do quick writes on various topics and hopefully, they are beginning to have more confidence in their keyboarding capabilities. Practice at home is great, but they must not get used to using two fingers or looking at the keys. We are learning "Touch Typing" techniques and learning bad habits at home will only slow down their progress here at school.
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