01. Typing

Directions: Learn to type at a speed of twenty words a minute by practicing for ten minutes a day. Chart and record your performance in your portfolio.

  1. Type for ten minutes a day using a typing tutorial.
  2. Improve your scores each week on a weekly 5 minute typing test.
  3. Type 100 words from a newspaper article in 5 minutes.
  4. Save your typing tests in a folder called typing.
  5. Create an index.html.
  6. Name each test in the following format ttest01.docx, ttest02.docx...
  7. Search for the software Excel.
  8. Create an excel spreadsheet with a Test, Total, and WPM column.
  9. Use the formula =b2/5 to create a WPM column.
  10. Create a typing performance graph.
  11. Save the file in your typing folder as typing.xlsx.
  12. Create a typing home page.
  13. Create hyperlinks to all or your word processed typing tests. You will need to use a .doc suffix on your hyperlink.
  14. Copy the graph from the spreadsheet and paste it in paintshop pro.
  15. Use paintshop pro to create a typing.jpg.
  16. Size the image at 400 X 400 pixels.
  17. Use the <img src="typing.jpg"> command to place the image on your typing homepage.
  18. Link your spreadsheet to your typing homepage. Use <a href="typing.xls">Typing</a> as your hyperlink and file name.
  19. Complete three self assessment/progress paragraphs. At the beginning of your typing training write a paragraph describing how you will reach your goal of 20 WPM. It mid-semester write a paragraph describing if you are on track to reach the goal of 20 WPM. And at the end of the semester write a paragraph describing if you did or did not meet the goal of 20 WPM and why. Insert these three paragraphs between your typing graph and typing test links.
  20. Complete three student self-assessments utilizing the rubric score sheet below throughout the semester. For each self-assessment, create an expository paragraph that describes your typing performance and what you need to do to reach a level 3 or 4 performance. When you reach the goal or 20 words per minute describe how you reached your goal and what advice you would give to others to help them reach the same goal.
  21. You can also practice Typing Online.
  22. You can also practice Download Type to Learn 4 and use at home.


TYPING
PERFORMANCE
4. Excellent
3. Good 2. Progressing 1. Needs Improvement
Effort On task and actively charts and monitors typing
performance that includes written plans for personal growth.
Tries and is often on task. Tries but not always on task. Not trying and not on task.
Posture and Hand Position Student types sitting in an upright position, hands
covered, hands on home row keys, with eyes on typing target.
Student often types sitting in an upright position,
hands covered, hands on home row keys, with eyes on typing target.
Student sometimes types sitting in
an upright position, hands covered, hands on home row keys, with eyes on
typing target.
Student rarely types sitting in an upright position,
hands covered, hands on home row keys, with eyes on typing target.
Tutorial Lessons Progress All tutorial units completed. On track to complete all tutorial units. Working to complete units and
resetting tutorial as needed.
No units completed.
Speed (WPM) Student types at 20 WPM or higher Student is demonstrating progress towards the goal of
20 WPM.
Student is learning to type words
by touch.
Student struggles to type complete words by touch.

Advanced Option:

  1. If you take the class a second time create a folder called typing2 and save a second of series tests in this folder.
  2. Chart the typing performance.
  3. Create a graph comparing the two series of typing tests.

Typing Tests

Typing Test 01
Typing Test 02
Typing Test 03
Typing Test 04
Typing Test 05
Typing Test 06
Typing Test 07
Typing Test 08
Typing Test 09
Typing Test 10
Typing Test 11
Typing Test 12
Typing Test 13
Typing Test 14
Typing Test 15
Typing Test 16
Typing Test 17
Typing Test 18
Typing Test 19