Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Some Important Keyboarding Tips

A significant part of technology class is increasing our speed and accuracy at the computer keyboard. There are several things we all need to remember:

Sit up Straight with both feet on the floor in front of your chair.

Center the body to the "h" key with elbows at sides.

Use correct fingering — Always keep your fingers near the home row keys (asdf jkl;).

Keep wrists straight and don't rest your wrists on the table.

Curve your fingers and tap the keys quickly as if the keys were hot. Don’t mash the keys. All movement should be in the fingers.

Keep your eyes on the screen or printed page. Don't watch your fingers!

Try to keep a reasonable rhythm. As you eliminate your pauses your speed will increase.