Learners receive direct instruction and practice keyboarding to type words as they use the cursor, type letter combinations to form words, the spacebar to add spaces between words, the backspace key to delete mistakes, and the enter or return key to create new lines in this engaging and interactive digital lesson.
Estimated Time:10 minutes
Score Type:Automatically Graded
Available Language: English
Vocabulary: backspace, delete, enter, key, keyboard, keyboarding, letters, phonics, return, space, spacebar, word
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Due to the small size of students' hands, this lesson does not teach proper keyboarding finger placement. A later unit, entitled Keyboarding, addresses proper touch keyboarding skills.
On some computers, the Enter key is named the Return key.