Monday, August 6, 2012

Keyboarding Practice

"How can you type so fast without looking at the keys?" I can't tell you how many times students have asked me this question.  They are amazed by teachers' skill in touch typing.  Teachers, on the other hand, wish that their students could touch type.  Just think how much more quickly computer-based activities would progress if students didn't have to use the hunt and peck method of typing.

Here's a website where students can practice their touch typing skills with no login necessary.  This is a great activity for home, for a rotation, or for students who complete their classwork early.  The program shows students which fingers to use, tracks their speed and their accuracy. Practice, practice, practice to have a classroom of typing wizards!