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Tuesday - Computing


Task  - Touch Typing


Touch typing (also called touch type or touch keyboarding) is a style of typing. Although the phrase refers to typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys—specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory and not have to look at where their fingers are going.


Why learn to touch type?


When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people quickly learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. The important things to remember are:

■  Use the correct fingers

■  There's no need to rush!

■  Always rest your wrists on the desk.

You should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles if you get tired.

It's important not to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to ensure that you don't look at your hands is to cover them up - you can make a simple box out of cardboard or wood to cover both the keys and your hands.

You will need headphones or speakers to enjoy the song and dance in each game.


Health and Safety

Sit comfortably with your back up straight and your feet on the ground!

Take regular breaks for your eyes and back!

Happy typing!



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Why not practise your new skills by typing a message to your teacher and class mates on Class Dojo?

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