Introduce students to the keyboard


When you enter text the cursor changes into a flashing line

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Student Notes

Using the Keyboard

Lesson Plan 1, Beginner's Course

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the keyboard and how to use it. Students will also be shown how to write a text document.

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Explain the function of different keys:

  • shift key
  • backspace key
  • space bar
  • enter key
  • @ key
  • number keys

Open a text document (Notepad, Word or Open Office).

Activity - do the keyboard exercises on page 22 of the student notes