With the use of technology expanding so rapidly, typing has become an important skill for students to develop. Our students are now expected to take standardized tests online, which means they need to type all of their responses. This change has many students nervous about their ability to type efficiently.
Below are several typing websites that can help students practice their typing and grow into more quick and accurate typists:
- Dance Mat Typing - this is a good site to work through different keyboarding lessons. Keys are introduced a few at a time and technique is stressed
- Keyboard Climber - aka the "Monkey" this site helps students learn keys on the left and right sides of the keyboard
- Alphabetic Rain - this is a mix of letters and numbers. You really need to know where the keys are to "win"
- Typing Jets on Arcademic Skill Builders - "race" to test your speed and accuracy
- Alpha Munchies - more typing practice
- Power Typing - practice lessons on different sections of the keyboard...start with the home row and build from there
- Flappy Bird Typing - this is a challenge - it's hard to type fast enough
- Retro Typing - type the words that appear on the screen
- Super Hyper Spider Typer - type letters to help the Spider reach his web
In addition to these typing websites, students can improve their typing skills by engaging in authentic, real-life activities that involve typing, such as writing an email to a friend or family member, creating a list (shopping, to-do, etc) for themselves or a parent, typing a journal entry, or researching a topic of interest.