If you are unable to access technology, or if you have any questions about this Computer Literacy course, you may reach me at Charles.Phoenix@slps.org

    I am available online Monday through Friday, from 7:15AM to 1:07PM.

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    Video Introduction

    I was born in Lawrence, Kansas but grew-up in Portland, Oregon.  I earned a BA in English from the University of Oregon in 1977 and taught high school English in Valsetz, a company-owned logging town in the Oregon Coast Range. After a couple years as a free-lance writer for the Oregon Journal newspaper in Portland and as a graphic artist and screen printer for an exhibit and display company in the city, I returned to the Midwest to earn a MFA in Theater in 1985 from the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale. I directed theater productions at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri, and saw my original plays presented in San Francisco, Arcata, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, Carbondale, Starkville, MS and St. Louis.  I taught remedial writing and college composition at St. Louis Community College at Meramec and over my career have taught grades K through 12.

    I’ve spent the past 27 years with St. Louis Public Schools as an English Teacher, Drama Teacher, Technical Specialist, Professional Development Manager, and Computer Literacy Instructor. My wife, Rebecca, and I are blessed with three children and two grandchildren and have made our home in St. Louis since 1988. I earned my Doctorate in Education from the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 2016 and have been part of the Carr Lane Family for the past five years!


    Practice key-boarding for 15 to 30 minutes each day.


    Type an original story, poem, or journal entry.

    Type-up something that you may have hand-written in the past.  (An old story or report.)

    Copy an existing story, song, or poem.  (If you are "copying" something someone else originally wrote:

    Be sure to CREDIT YOUR SOURCE -- include the name of the author!)

    click the link below for online keyboarding practice (try playing Alphabetic Rain, set on "Easy," for starters).

    Remember to practice with your fingers set in the home row position.



Last Modified on January 10, 2021