Unlock Your Typing Potential with 139 Exciting, Free Games to Improve Your Speed
Keyboarding activates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch (or "motoric" sense) simultaneously because it involves looking at the keyboard, listening to the sounds of the keys being struck, and physically pressing the keys with the fingers.
Seeing: When typing, students must visually locate the keys on the keyboard and focus on the screen to see what they are typing.
Hearing: The sound of the keys being struck is an auditory cue that helps students to know when they have successfully pressed a key.
Motoric: The sense of touch is involved in keyboarding because students must physically press the keys with their fingers, using their hand-eye coordination to locate and press the correct keys.
Overall, keyboarding requires the integration and coordination of multiple senses in order to be successful.
Digitalization has brought laptops, Chromebooks, PCs, and tablets into everyday use in schools. Even kindergartners are already using different devices to learn new things. The keyboard is an essential part of using digital devices, and practicing to touch-type is gaining more and more momentum. While the smallest of learners don't need to know how to touch-type when going to school, it's never too early to get familiar with the keyboard. Typewriter games on our website provide a welcome practice for learners, starting their keyboarding lessons later on. Studies show that kids build a positive, rewarding, and encouraging relationship for keyboarding through playing keyboard games.
Young learners can start with easy introductory games such as Key Memory Game, which improves both concentration and keyboarding skills. This brain game enables kids to train their memory, and the goal is to memorize and find pairs of the same cards and finally turn over pairs of matching cards with the keyboard. Kids are not required to know how to type, but they will start learning the keys on the keyboard, which helps when learning to touch-type later on.
There are several ways to engage students in learning how to touch type:
Make it fun: You can use keyboarding games and typing challenges to make learning how to type more enjoyable for students.
Set goals: Encourage students to set goals for themselves, such as reaching a certain typing speed or accuracy, and reward them when they achieve these goals.
Provide feedback: Give students feedback on their typing skills, highlighting areas where they can improve and praising them for their progress.
Use a variety of materials: Incorporate a range of materials, such as articles, stories, and other texts, into your typing lessons to keep students interested and engaged.
Encourage practice: Encourage students to practice their typing skills on their own time, outside of class, to help them improve more quickly.
Use technology: Use keyboarding software such as TypingMagic and online typing lessons such as TypingTrainer to supplement your in-class instruction and provide students with additional opportunities to practice their typing skills.
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 gaming app associated with our website provides a different interface, theme, or strategy to be utilized when participating. Some videogames 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. If your school is already using a keyboarding program, our gaming site offers lots of extra material to keep students motivated.
Keyboarding is a skill everyone should be able to perform accurately, swiftly and automatically. Automaticity frees some of the limited capacity of short-term memory for other uses. Short-term memory, also frequently called working memory, is where learning and thinking activities occur.
One of our most popular games, TypingAttack, is an educational game where you learn to type words quickly. Your mission is to attempt to survive an attack in space. Approaching ships are identified as words, and you must type those words to destroy the ship before it reaches and destroys you. Higher difficulty levels are available, allowing the player to choose a more leisurely learning pace or turn up the challenge to a more high-intensity laser-blasting affair. TypingAttack is perfect for older students to hone their keyboarding skills and have fun at the same time.
Learning the entire keyboard can often be difficult. Fingers that are being used for typewriting should be limited to very few in the beginning. Our gaming website 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 proper lesson plan. The teacher can ask everyone to start with home row keys only (with our Dance Mat and Type And Run Game) and then progress slowly to all letters on the keyboard with KeyMan and KeyTower. After each key has first been trained separately, it's a good time to start to type words by playing TypingRace and TypingAttack. This kind of "bottom to up" learning process supports all kids.
The development of various free keyboarding online websites such as TypeTastic 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 valuable
keyboarding skills. Nowadays keyboarding practice lessons can be more fun than ever in history! Now you
can arrange a short summer keyboarding camp every day.
What are the primary advantages of keyboarding skills for kids?
The fingers will develop the muscle memory.
Hand-eye coordination gets a lot better.
Alternative method for students having issues with handwriting.
Increase words per minute speed and accuracy.
Kids learn also spelling words and vocabulary.
Better work opportunities when kids are adults.
Some of the game assets are self-created and licensed to us, and some games are bought from their creators, but most of the assets are free-to-use (open source) items downloaded from Github and adjusted a little to teach keyboarding skills. You can see the instructions, details about the creator, and their original license terms when you click the asset and scroll the page down. If you see there for example "MIT license", it means that everyone can use the source code under the permissive free software license. Some assets are distributed and licensed under GPL (GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE), meaning also you can re-use adjusted source code by right-clicking the asset and downloading the code hosted here.
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