Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Welcome to a NEW 9 Weeks!

I am proud to serve as the Technology Concepts teacher at Metcalfe County Middle School! I am married to Michael Page and we have 4 wonderful boys, Kaman, Koslton, Kellen, and Kollier Page. I have a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Business and Marketing Education from WKU. I am currently finishing up my Rank I in Library Media at Murray State University. I have 8 years of experience teaching Computer and Business classes at the high, middle, and elementary school levels. There is no place I would rather be than Metcalfe County Middle School! We are going to have an AWESOME 9 Weeks!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Proper Keyboarding Techniques

What is Keyboarding?
 “Touch typing is an automatic or sub-conscious skill, where all ten fingers are used. It enables fast and accurate entry of characters onto the computer screen, without looking down at the keyboard and without searching for keys.”

Keyboarding Objectives for the 9 weeks:
  • To obtain adequate keyboarding skills that will enable you to use the computer more efficiently and effectively and be more productive.
  • To practice and develop your keyboarding skills; as well as, improve your speed and accuracy.
I Can Statements:
*I can type using proper keyboarding techniques, keeping my fingers curved over the home row keys and my eyes straight ahead on my monitor.  
*I can apply keyboarding concepts to the real world and evaluate ways they are making me college and career ready. 

Typing using correct keyboarding techniques will ensure you:
l  Are able to type faster
l  Are able to type without looking down at the keyboard
l  Will make fewer mistakes
l  Will get tired less often when typing long documents
l  Are more prepared for college courses that require the use of computers
l  Are more likely to obtain employment in a business or office setting

Why are keyboard skills so important?
      Studies have shown that students who can touch type learn other desktop applications 40% faster.
      Reduces the time you spend typing documents.
      Reduces the strain on your body.
      Keyboarding skills are a requirement in today’s digital age – most school assignments are submitted electronically and 90% of business documents are electronic.
      Ideas and information can be recorded at 3-5 times the rate of handwriting

Quick Facts:
      The average handwriting speed is 22 WPM
      The average typing speed is 40 WPM, a skilled typist will type between 60-100 WPM.
      One page paper = 250 words
      20 WPM = 13 minutes
      10 page paper = 130 minutes *over 2 hours
      60 WPM = 4 minutes
      10 page paper = 40 minutes *less than an hour
      Average presentation = spoken at 100 WPM

Typing Goals in WPM (words per minute):
6th Grade: 30 WPM
7th Grade: 35 WPM
8th Grade: 40 WPM
9th Grade: 45 WPM
                     Adult: 60 WPM or higher

What is the official name of the Keyboard?   Qwerty  
What key should be used to make a capital letter?   Shift on opposite hand
What key moves your cursor to a new line?   Enter  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Classroom Expectations

Please copy the classroom expectations below onto your handout.

We will be leaders.
We will be positive and work hard.
We will be engaged and stay focused.
We will be honest and trustworthy.
We will show kindness and respect.
We will help one another.
We will always try our BEST!
Together we are an AWESOME Team!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Interactive Pumpkin Carving

Fall is here! Click on the link below to carve a pumpkin online. This is a great activity to practice mouse control and digital animation! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Free Rice

Help feed the hungry children of the world while reviewing your Language Arts and Math concepts!