Everything you read on the computer is made up of different combinations of 0’s and 1’s. This is called “binary code”, and it is how computers talk and represent information.
In the attached link, you will find a “Crack the Code Binary Challenge”. This challenge gives you five different riddles. It is your job to use the attached alphabet reference (page 2) to decode the riddle answers.
For example, wherever you see the digits “00001”, it represents an A.
If you have free time, try writing your own name in binary code. If you want to challenge yourself even further, write a secret message and put it into binary code. Then, you can ask a family member to decode your secret message.
After pressing “Get Started”, please start with the first square underneath Home Row Keys. Please complete as many of these lessons as time allows. After every few lessons, there is a typing game that will help break the monotony of keyboarding. Please try to practice keyboarding for at least 15 minutes every day.
- The most important thing to remember is to keep your fingers on the Home Row Keys throughout your lessons. You are training your muscles to return to their “home keys”, just like you train your muscles when you learn to ride a bike.
- Remember to stand up and stretch every 30 minutes.
- It is important to have both legs in front of you, while you are sitting up with good posture. It is proven that good posture leads to faster typing speeds!