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Learn and teach typing - discussion

Greetings from TypingMaster

In many educational game websites children focus on learning how to read or write. In our TypingGames.Zone site all games focus to teach essential touch typing skills. Our site was primary designed for K12 kids, but we also have suitable keyboarding games for adults such as Typing Attack and our fun typing racer game, where you must type to control both the speed and direction of your car (and don't forget to jump time to time with nitro type boost).

Why do kids need to learn to type? Kids start to play with mobile phones, laptops and tablets at the age of 3-5. Soon after that they will start real keyboarding at school and typing for leisure. If they are not taught properly in the beginning, they usually start using a two-finger system which can be very difficult to change later.

Touch typing is a basic skill that simply needs both time and a lot of practice. When kids start learning keys early they have a better chance of building higher typing speed and accuracy. They can start learning keyboarding as early as the first grade, but their hands may be too small until they are 7 or 8 years old.

The process of learning how to type differs across the classroom. Some students learn visually, others auditory, but most will learn faster if keyboard training is in the form of a game. In fact, the results of over 60 different studies have shown that student's achievement increases by 20% when playing educational games. Our free keyboarding games help break down the barrier between different types of learners.

Keyboarding is a core skill for all students to learn. Why not let the kids have fun typing together? This was the idea for the development of this typing web site. Our multiple innovative games will help kids to learn how to become effective keyboarders. Most games can be even tailored to meet their individual needs.

Advancing keyboarding skills is at the heart of many teachers. They want to see their kids type quickly just as bad as each kid wants to be the fastest typist. Each game associated with our typing web site provides a different interface, theme or strategy to be utilized when participating. Some games feature different levels from easy to hard. The differentiation between each level can help give students a goal to strive for. This keeps the kids interested and focused on the task at hand.

Learning the entire keyboard can often be difficult. Fingers that are being used for typing should be limited into very few in the begin. Our game site offers the ability to learn different portions of the keyboard at once. Home row, extended home row, upper row, all letters, a combination of letters and numbers and 10-key options headline the different courses of action for the individual. This can benefit the teachers in the sense of a true lesson plan. Teacher can ask everyone to start with home row keys only (with our Dance Mat Typing Game and Typing Galaxy) and then progress slowly to all letters on the keyboard with Key Man and Key Tower. Only after each key has first been trained separately, it's a good time to start to type words in games such as Typing Race and Typing Attack. This kind of "bottom to up" learning process supports all kids.

The development of various free keyboarding web sites (TypeTastic, BBC Dance Mat Typing Level, TypingMaster, TypingTrainer, Typing Treasure, Typing Web, Nitro Type, etc.) has made some incredible progress in recent history. Students have been able to benefit from the new innovations and teachers have gotten useful tools to promote keyboarding.

Main Benefits of Keyboarding

  • When learning properly, the fingers will develop the muscle memory
  • Kids' hand-eye coordination gets better
  • Alternative method for students having issues with handwriting
  • Kids can focus better on what they want to type and produce better text.
  • They can have a real-time chat with friends
  • By training even young children can type up to 30 WPM
  • Better work opportunities when kids are adults.

  • We want to make touch type learning fun! Enjoy and please send us any feedback using the discussion board above!