Welcome to Information & Communications Technology
at Pearson Adult Learning Centre!

Stage 1


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When you have finished viewing Stage 1 Presentation, and you are ready to write the Stage 1 quiz, please ask a teacher for this quiz.



Stage 2

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After you have finished viewing Stage 2 Presentation, please let a teacher know when you are ready to demonstrate the skills that you have learned in this stage.


Stage 3

In this stage, you will learn how to use the keyboarding software that we have on our lab computers called Mavis Beacon.

Please ask a teacher to help you create an account on Mavis Beacon. The teacher will show you how to open the program, log into your account, and then go to the Lessons area to practice your typing skills. When you are comfortable with the program, please let a teacher know that you are ready to demonstrate
that you can complete these tasks independently.

It takes a lot of time and practice to become a quick and accurate typist. After you show a teacher that you can use the Mavis Beacon program, please continue to practice your typing skills. Practicing at least three times per week will help you to improve your speed and accuracy. Later in this course, you will take some typing tests. You can continue with Stage 4 now.


Stage 4

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When you have finished viewing Stage 4 Presentation, and you are ready to write the Stage 4 quiz, please ask a teacher for this quiz.


Stage 5

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When you have finished viewing Stage 5 Presentation, you will need to demonstrate what you have learned to a teacher. Make sure you are comfortable with opening a browser, searching for information using a search engine such as Google, opening search results, and moving back and forth between different tabs. You should also remember what you learned in the presentation so that you can complete a short multiple choice quiz. Please let a teacher know when you are ready to demonstrate your skills and write your quiz.


Stage 6

To complete Stage 6, you will need the Stage 6 Lesson Booklet. Please ask a teacher in the lab for one. Follow through the booklet, step and step, and practice the skills. When you are ready, please ask a teacher for Stage 6 Assignment.


Stage 7

In this stage, you will learn how to use web-based email.

If you already have a web-based email address, you can use your account to complete this stage. If you do not have one, please ask a teacher to help you set up an email account on www.gmail.com.

The teacher will show you how to log in and out of your email, how to compose an email, and how to attach a file to an email message. To complete this stage, you must be able to complete these tasks independently.

When you feel confident, you can tell a teacher that you are ready to demonstrate what you have learned in Stage 7.


Stages 8, 9, 10: Keyboarding Skills

 In these three stages, you will learn and practice your typing skills. You can use the Mavis Beacon software available on the desktop computers in the lab, or you can click one of the links below to visit a website to help you learn to type. Please ask a teacher in the lab if you need help with the Mavis Beacon software or with the websites below. 

Practice Five Lessons with 10 Exercises each here:

http://www.typeonline.co.uk/lesson1.html


Learn a few keys at a time here:

http://www.powertyping.com/qwerty/lessonsq.html

 

Read this article written by Louise for some more typing practice websites:

http://palc.sd40.bc.ca/palc/feature/2011/keyboarding.html


Read about the goals and marks for Stage 8, Stage 9, and Stage 10 below.


Stage 8

In Stage 8, you will learn and practice touch typing skills. Your goal for this stage is to type 10 words per minute (WPM). For each error you make on your typing speed test, one word will be deducted from your total words typed. For this reason, you need to work on your accuracy as well as your speed. In Stage 8, your typing test will include letters (lowercase and capitals) and punctuation including periods (.), commas (,), colons (:), semi-colons(;), apostrophe ('), quotation marks ("), and question marks (?). If you meet the goal of 10 WPM, you will achieve a score of 80%. To score higher than 80%, you must exceed the goal of 10 WPM. Please see the chart below to see the scoring guide.


Typing Speed

Meaning

Percent

14 or more WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

100

13 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

98

12 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

92

11 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

86

10 WPM

You have fully met the expectations of this stage

80

9 WPM

You have fully met the expectations of this stage

74

8 WPM

You have met the expectations of this stage

68

7 WPM

You have met the expectations of this stage

62

6 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

56

5 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

50

4 or less WPM

You have not yet met the expectations of this stage

 44


Please let a teacher in the lab know when you are ready to have your Stage 8 Timed Typing Test.


Stage 9

In Stage 9, you will continue learning and practicing touch typing skills. Your goal for this stage is to type 15 words per minute (WPM). For each error you make on your typing speed test, one word will be deducted from your total words typed. For this reason, you need to work on your accuracy as well as your speed. In Stage 9, your typing test will include letters (lowercase and capitals), numbers, and punctuation including periods (.), commas (,), colons (:), semi-colons(;), apostrophe ('), quotation marks ("), and question marks (?). If you meet the goal of 15 WPM, you will achieve a score of 80%. To score higher than 80%, you must exceed the goal of 15 WPM. Please see the chart below to see the scoring guide.

 

Typing Speed

Meaning

Percent

20 or more WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

100

19 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

96

18 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

92

17 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

88

16 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

84

15 WPM

You have fully met the expectations of this stage

80

14 WPM

You have fully met the expectations of this stage

76

13 WPM

You have met the expectations of this stage

72

12 WPM

You have met the expectations of this stage

68

11 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

64

10 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

60

9 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

56

8 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

52

7 or less WPM

You have not yet met the expectations of this stage

48

 Please let a teacher in the lab know when you are ready to have your Stage 9 Timed Typing Test.


Stage 10

In Stage 10, you will continue learning and practicing touch typing skills. Your goal for this stage is to type 20 words per minute (WPM). For each error you make on your typing speed test, one word will be deducted from your total words typed. For this reason, you need to work on your accuracy as well as your speed. In Stage 10, your typing test will include letters (lowercase and capitals), numbers, punctuation, and all symbols. If you meet the goal of 20 WPM, you will achieve a score of 80%. To score higher than 80%, you must exceed the goal of 20 WPM. Please see the chart below to see the scoring guide.


Typing Speed

Meaning

Percent

27 or more WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

100

26 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

98

25 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

95

24 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

92

23 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

89

22 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

86

21 WPM

You have exceeded the expectations of this stage

83

20 WPM

You have fully met the expectations of this stage

80

19 WPM

You have fully met the expectations of this stage

77

18 WPM

You have fully met the expectations of this stage

74

17 WPM

You have met the expectations of this stage

71

16 WPM

You have met the expectations of this stage

68

15 WPM

You have met the expectations of this stage

65

14 WPM

You have met the expectations of this stage

62

13 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

59

12 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

56

11 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

53

10 WPM

You have minimally met the expectations of this stage

50

9 or less WPM

You have not yet met the expectations of this stage

48

Please let a teacher in the lab know when you are ready to have your Stage 10 Timed Typing Test.