Welcome to our class. At PKMS this elective will provide you with a valuable tool to use throughout your time in middle school and high school. In fact, you will find the knowledge and skill you gain in this class to be extremely useful for the rest of your life!
Keyboarding is like riding a bicycle, once you know how to do it correctly, you will never forget. Just as you have learned that riding a bicycle is a valuable thing to know in order to get you around, so keyboarding will be a valuable tool for home, school and employment for the rest of your life. You know that to ride a bicycle you must steer, pedal and balance, but knowing these things is not enough. You must practice until you can do it without thinking about what you are doing. It is the same with keyboarding. You must practice it until you can do it without thinking . . . your fingers know the keys.
In keyboarding you will have only one semester to learn and become adept at keyboarding. Therefore, it is very important that you come to class ready to spend every minute working. You must practice until you can do it without thinking about what you are doing. You must practice it until you can do it without thinking . . . your fingers know the keys.
You will be amazed and pleased at what you learn and at your progress in just one semester! Happy Keyboarding!
No supplies or materials will be needed for this class and all textbooks will remain in the classroom unless special arrangements are made with the teacher. All students must have on file a signed Computer and Internet Usage form. Please read your document and be certain that you know the rules for using the computers in this school. This is most important because abuse of the computers or failure to comply with the rules can resort in the student losing his/her ability to use the computers (even for classroom use) while he/she is a student at Poteau Schools.
I look forward to "getting to know you." Learning can be most enjoyable. I hope this will be a pleasant experience for all of us.