The keyboard layout: A more detailed overview.
- Explain that the keyboard is divided between “normal” keys and “special” keys.
- Although generally the special keys are painted grey, they could also be white like the others. In modern multimedia keyboards they are white.
- They are easily recognised because while character keys print only the characters they represent, the function keys are used for special functions or roles.
- Character keys have two roles; ex. An a and a capital A. for the same key.
- Give handout to students and fill the handout and the important keys with them.
- Fill in their roles in the text boxes provided.
- Explain that we will focus on the keyboard and will practice on an internet game.
- Log on to http://www.tased.edu.au/schools/rosettap/imm/qwerty/keyboard.html
- Browse to the last game (upper and lower)
- Explain the difference between upper and lower case.
- Carry on the three games
- Practice the last exercise against time.