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Topic: Typing 


 Standard 1.  Knows the characteristics and uses of computer hardware and operating systems
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 3.Knows the alphanumeric keys and special keys (e.g., function keys, escape key, space bar, delete/backspace, return/enter)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the alphanumeric keys on a keyboard and their purpose
     2.Knows the special keys on a keyboard and their purpose
     3.Knows the function keys and their purpose
     4.Knows the escape key and its purpose
     5.Knows the space bar and its purpose
     6.Knows the delete key and its purpose
     7.Knows the backspace key and its purpose
     8.Knows the return/enter key and its purpose
   Benchmark 4.Knows proper finger placement on the home row keys
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows which row on a keyboard is the home row
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Uses proper keyboard techniques, beginning from the home row and maintaining proper posture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses proper keyboarding techniques
     2.Begins from the home row when keyboarding
     3.Maintains proper posture while using the keyboard
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Types with some facility, demonstrating some memorization of keys
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Types with some facility
     2.Demonstrates some memorization of keys