Keyboarding/Typing Tips

One of the most common requests is resources for keyboarding tools and tips.

The teacher role in keyboarding instruction is pretty critical. No matter what resource you use for practice, the real need is for reminders on finger placement. Students start to use single fingers to try and speed up the process. Below are a couple of finger placement guides.

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It’s really important to have the students practice keeping their fingers on the home keys.

If you notice the color coding on the second picture, it matches the finger that should reach from the home key to that specific key. This is important to remember when teaching the students. Start simple with the home keys.