As I was reading blogs on the importance of typing I came across an article by Burt Cotton. I thought I would share some of his insights since I wholeheartedly agree with them!
“Like anything in life, practice makes perfect. I am sure that you have heard that saying before. There is great truth to this fact. If you want to achieve anything in life, you will need to commit yourself to daily practice. This includes everything from playing the piano, competing in sports, and even mastering your typing skills. If you want to improve your typing skills then you will need to commit yourself to daily typing practice. Daily typing practice is the key to your typing success. Neglecting to practice will ensure that whatever gains you have made in speed and accuracy will be lost over time. There is no doubt about it. To keep up with your new skills and to improve your typing, you will need daily typing practice.
In today’s society, typing is the key to getting a great job. Most jobs require some degree of computer work, and knowing how to type quickly and efficiently will make you more marketable than your fellow worker who simply “finger pecks” at the keyboard. You can honestly state, that learning to type is an investment in your career future. Many public schools have embraced the importance of typing and they are encouraging children to schedule a time set aside for daily typing practice. Teaching children the correct methods of typing while they are young is an important step to ensuring their future success. No one could have imagined fifty years ago, how important the Internet would be to our daily lives. Today, living without a computer, or not knowing how to navigate the World Wide Web, sets you at an automatic disadvantage. It is very important that children learn how to type, use Email, use reference tools on the Internet, and handle office programs. Daily typing practice is essential for making all of those tasks simple, effortless, and trouble free. “
Keyboard Classroom is a unique typing program developed by educators using a precision teaching technique called “fluency”. Fluency is the repetition of a skill until it is mastered. This repetition will build muscle memory in the fingers. Once all the typing combinations are mastered then you will be able to touch type quickly and accurately throughout the rest of your life. It is a life-long skill needed in society today!!!