Use these FREE Typing Tip Posters in your classroom or at home to engage and motivate your students and help them learn the vital skill of touch typing. Kids who can type have a clear advantage in their ongoing education and in life.
Download these FREE Typing Tips posters to jazz up your classroom and help you to focus on teaching the crucial concepts that underpin good typing technique.
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Poster #1: Posture is important!
Sit properly on your chair
Adjust your chair so that your feet are flat on the floor.
Keep your head straight.
Your back should be straight.
Use a backrest to support the natural curve of your spine.
If your feet don’t reach the floor, use a footrest.
Poster #2: Posture is important!
Wrists flat, not resting on a support.
Curve your fingers slightly. Don’t bounce your hands.
Keep your arms straight.
Poster #3: Posture is important!
Look straight ahead.
If you have a laptop computer:
EITHER use a laptop stand and a second keyboard
OR attach a separate monitor and keyboard to your laptop.
Poster #4: Posture is important!
Is this YOU? – The DON’T file
Don’t slouch. Sit properly. Keep your back and neck straight.
Don’t strain your eyes. Make sure you have proper lighting. Overhead lighting is best.
Don’t stay glued to the computer for hours. Get up and walk around the room every 20 minutes. Give your eyes a rest and stretch your body.
Poster #5: Posture is important!
Get set up and keep on working.
Do you need assistance to set things up correctly? Ask a parent or teacher to help you get ready to type.
Poster #6: Ready Set Go!
READY: Sit up straight.
SET: Put fingers on the home row keys.
GO: Start typing at a steady pace.
Poster #7: The Keyboard
Pathways for your fingers
Poster #8: Typing is all good!
Save time on:
Social media posts
Poster #9: Keep calm and carry on typing
Poster #10: Keep your eyes on what you are typing.
Looking at your keys while you are typing breaks your rhythm, slows you down and causes errors.
Poster #11: Quirky QWERTY Facts 1
The first 6 letters on the top row of the keyboard are QWERTY.
The most frequently typed letters in English in order of popularity are ‘e’, ‘t’ and ‘a’.
The spacebar is the most typed key on the keyboard being used between each word.
The 10 most common words typed in English in order of popularity are: the, be, to, of, and, a, in, that, have, I.
The word “qwertyuiop” which is the top row of the QWERTY keyboard, was the first word sent by email and now appears in the Oxford English Dictionary.
When typing, the fingers travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 kms) for every 10,000 words.
Poster #12: Quirky QWERTY Facts 2
When typing, slow and accurate is better than fast and sloppy.
We measure typing speed in Words typed Per Minute (WPM).
You have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs. Use them all on the right keys to be your fastest.
Many people only use nine fingers when typing as they use only one thumb for the space bar.
For poor typists, the second most commonly used key is the backspace key as it is constantly need to correct errors.
A good typing speed is 40 WPM. With practice and by using the right fingers on the right keys most typists can achieve this speed.
Poster #13: Typing Timeline – The History of Typing
1440 Gutenberg printing press
1714 Henry Mill’s Machine for transcribing letters