Keyboarding and the Scientific Method


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Students use the Scientific Method to evaluate whether keyboarding or handwriting is faster. During the lesson, students go through each step of this well-accepted analysis technique and then share their conclusions, resulting in a good understanding of the importance of touch typing (typing without looking at fingers) in their education journey. If you use this for several years, alternative experiments are suggested, such as whether typing on an iPad or a traditional keyboard is better.

The eight-page lesson includes:

  • summary of project
  • average time required
  • suggested grade level
  • Essential Question
  • Big Idea
  • teacher prep required
  • step-by-step instructions (where relevant)
  • examples
  • academic applications
  • class handouts (where relevant)
  • assessment strategies
  • sample grading rubric (where relevant)
  • Digital Delivery
  • Page count: 8 pages
  • Language: English
  • Suggested grades: 3-12

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