We learned how to open and close MS Word and change font sizes. We also used the spreadsheet to practice typing. With our left pinky on A and our right index finger on J, we practiced "ASD JKL +1". For example "asd jkl bob". Students know to keep hands as still as possible and the hands on the home keys and to use the thumb for the spacebar. The +1 words we practiced with were ones that the students provided and could spell on their own. We also used their individual names.
A few student were able to complete 5 pages of practice in a large type face and marveled at being able to "type words without looking!"