Right after school on March 23rd Mrs. D took a screen shot of the top ten in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in the Typing Club program. Those individuals will be receiving a certificate and a large Hershey chocolate bar for their efforts. Winners for this year’s contest are:
3rd grade: Chuemong K, Cassidy B, Jai K, Annalise M, Samuel D, Delaney R, Dalilah V, Israel K, Kristen R, and Jordyn S.
4th grade: George J, Ryden L, Blake B, Tyler M, Elin N, Brian L, Ella S, Sophia W, Kaden G and Caedmon A.
5th grade: Jia K, Cayden B, Grace P, Evan P, Dakota W, Aidan G, Max H, Drew R, Reis N and Isabella J.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Why is knowing how to keyboard so important in today’s world? I found several reasons in the following article: https://adamfortgo.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/benefits-of-touch-typing-skills/
Here are the top 3:
“1. Speed. This is going to be the first and most obvious benefit of learning to touch type. A touch typist can easily reach typing speeds above 75-80 words per minute, while a hunt and peck typist would be hard pressed to reach 30 words per minute. This also increased by the fact that an accomplished touch typist doesn’t have to look at the keyboard. It is difficult to type something while reading it if you have to look down at the keyboard every other stroke to find your next key.
2. Accuracy. One of the most important things to learn no matter how hard you type is to type accurately. Ask anyone who’s ever played a multi player online game, and they’ll tell you how it important it is to be able to type quickly and accurately. No one is going to be able to ride to your rescue if your typing skills are so atrocious that no one can understand what you’re saying.
3. Time. If you increase your typing speed from, say 30 words per minute to 60, you have effectively halved the time it would take you to do the same amount of work. An average two finger typist, typing at for example of 15 words per minute, will type a 250 word section in about 17 minutes. A touch typist, on the other hand, typing at an average 60 words per minute, can type the same section in around 4 minutes.”