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6th Grade Keying & Digital Life Skills

Today's Links:  Transcript:  How Computers Work - Information and Mr. B's Pop-Up Javascript Checkup: Information


Final PowerPoint Project:
   10 Slides, YOUR CHOICE w/60 point rubric.

PowerPoint Unit





 


Unit 1:  Good Posture Matters

Forces on the neck increase the more we tilt our headClick to Enlarge

  1. Take a Break, Rotate Your Neck, and Look Up
  2. Keyboarding Posture & Technique Self-Check
  3. Proper Keyboarding Technique Self-Check

Helpful Videos

  1. Learn the Home Row Keys (3:34)
  2. Typing Ergonomics:  Your Keyboard (2:33)
  3. Learn The Proper Position When Typing (43 sec)
  4. What Is the Respectable or Average Typing Speed?  What Is a Good Touch Typing Speed? (3:32)
  5. How I Type Fast:  150+ WPM!) (4:27 sec)
  6. The NEW Fastest Typist On Nitro Type! (2:49)
  7. The Fastest Typists in the World Share Their Typing Secrets (5:14)
  8. TypeRacer:  Test How FAST You Can Type & Improve By Racing Others (3:03)

Unit 2:  Formative Keying Check

  1. Timed Typing:  Classic Tales.  Use 1, 2, or 3 Minute Options
  2. 30-Point Keying Skills Rubric
  3. Typing Attack:  Word-by-Word, 3 levels
  4. Mr. B's Typing Game Links:  It's fun building digital writing skills
  5. More Keying Skill Building Games

 

Unit 3:  Keyboarding Tune-Up


Mr. B's Jazzy QWERTY Keyboard Song

Home Row Fingers

  1. Peter's Online Typing Course:  Different skill review lessons
  2. Dance Mat Typing:  Level One, First 3 Lessons (Requires headphones/ear buds)
  3. Dance Mat Typing:  All 4 Levels, All Lessons (BBC Bitesize)
  4. Keying Technique  Assessments
    1. Weekly Keying Technique Checklist:  5 possible points each week,  This is a technique check and not a speed check!
    2. 30-Point Touch Method Rubric
    3. Short Sentences 1
    4. Short Sentences 2

Unit 4:  Projects Build Keying Skills

  1. Downloading PDF Files to Window's Document Folder and Opening with Foxit
  2. All About Me (pdf form)
  3. Internet Scavenger Hunt #1 (pdf form)
  4. How to Fill a PDF on a Chromebook (1:40)
  5. Internet Scavenger Hunt #2 Your Turn!  (pdf form)
  6. My School Day Today Prompts: Writing Builds Skills  (pdf form)
  7. Write a Very, Very Short Story 1: Writing Builds Skills  (pdf form)
  8. Write a Very, Very Short Story 2: Writing Builds Skills  (pdf form)
  9. Plot Generator:  Create a Short Story

Unit 5:  Getting Started With MS Word

Open, Save, and Exit Microsoft Word 2019

MS Word vs Google Docs
  1. Please use NORMAL StyleShort Sentences 1 and Short Sentences 2
  2. Easy Sentences:  Short, common words for speed-building.
    1. Easy Sentences 1
    2. Easy Sentences 2
    3. Easy Sentences 3
    4. Easy Sentences 4
    5. Easy Sentences 5
    6. Easy Sentences 6
    7. Easy Sentences 7
    8. Easy Sentences 8
    9. Easy Sentences 9
    10. Easy Sentences 10
    11. Easy Sentences 11
    12. Easy Sentences 12
    13. Easy Sentences 13
    14. Easy Sentences 14
    15. Easy Sentences 15
    16. Easy Sentences 16
    17. Easy Sentences 17
    18. Easy Sentences 18
    19. Easy Sentences 19
    20. Easy Sentences 20
  3. Alphabet Emphasis:   Sentences that emphasis letters, grouped by A-M and N-Z.
    1. Alphabet Emphasis 1:  A-M
    2. Alphabet Emphasis 2:  N-Z
    3. Alphabet Emphasis 3:  A-M
    4. Alphabet Emphasis 4:  N-Z
  4. Alphabet Sentences.  Each has every letter for skill-building
    1. Alphabet Sentences 1
    2. Alphabet Sentences 2
    3. Alphabet Sentences 3
    4. Alphabet Sentences 4
  5. 50 Point MS Word Review:  8 point paragraph spacing; changing font; align left, center, right; bold, italics, and underline

Unit 6:  PowerPoint

  1. PowerPoint 1:  Top 5 Sports in the U.S. (six slides)
  2. Adding Transitions & Animations to Sports PPT
  3. PowerPoint 1: Mr. B's Example of Healthy  Eating PPT
    1. Slide 1
    2. Slide 2
    3. Slide 3
    4. Slide 4
    5. Slide 5
    6. Slide 6
  4. PowerPoint 2:  Healthy Eating (six slides)
  5. Your Choice:  10 Slides on an appropriate topic with 60 point Scoring Rubric

Unit 7:  Summative Keying Skill Check

30-Point Keying Skills Rubric

  1. Timed Typing:  Classic Tales & 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Minute Options (Use pull-down menues)
  2. Official-Typing-Test.com
  3. QuickTypingTest.com.  Features Words or Sentences
  4. Speed Typing Online. With sharable certificate of completion
  5. FreeTypingGame.net Classic Tales & take 3 min Option Options (Use pull-down menues)
  6. OnlineTypingTests.com
  7. TopTypingTest.com
  8. Typing.com
  9. TypingCat.com
  10. TypingDojo.com.  Many options
  11. TypingTest.com.  There are other texts if you click on the TYPING TEST link on left.  Must use 3 minute to earn points.  You can practice with one and 2.
  12. wpmtest.org.  Be sure to use 3-MINUTE mode.  You may choose easy, medium, or hard

More Fun Links

A.  Mr. Breitsprecher's Websites

  1. Mr. B's Guitar Music
  2. Library Media TV
  3. My LMC Web
  4. Video Kids
  5. My Biz Ed Web
  6. Club TNT:  Weekly Madison TV show, TVW, 11 am Saturdays

B.  Keying Skill Building Links

C. Magic GopherCan this online media from the BBC read your mind?  (Explained HERE)

D.  Explore.org:  Live Animal Webcams

E.  Web Cams:  Including the world-famous Bear Cam!

F.  Virtual Tours

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