What is 'Words Per Minute'?

September 22, 2015 by Travis

Ask anyone how fast they type and they'll proudly tell you their words per minute (WPM), but ask even your speediest friends how WPM is calculated and you'll likely get a lot of "um", "hmm", "uhh..." responses. Today, we're going to fix that!

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Connectivity Issues Resolved

September 16, 2015 by Travis

From around 6:00am PST to 10:00am, many top websites, including typing.com, were hit by a large spike of traffic presumably by a botnet. Our server's protective services identified the attack and quickly shut it down. During this time, you may have had trouble connecting with typing.com, logging in, saving scores, etc. This has now been fixed!

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Five New Skins!

August 25, 2015 by Travis

Just in time for the start of the school year, we're excited to announce the launch of five new skins!

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Welcome Back Teachers!

August 5, 2015 by Marlena

We hope that you enjoyed your summer. We’ve been busy here at Teaching.com gearing up for the 2015-16 school year, and we have some exciting new Typing.com improvements to share with you.

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Welcome To The New Typing.com!

July 1, 2015 by Kristen Smith

We’re typing for joy here at Teaching.com. The new version of Typing.com is now available!

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TypingWeb.com is now Typing.com!

January 14, 2015 by Kristen Smith

We are excited to announce we’ve officially changed our name to Typing.com! As the worldwide leader in teaching typing, what better name could we have? And beyond this great name change, we have a whole new Typing.com in the works. We know you will all love it.

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We Are Changing Our Name!

September 25, 2014 by Kristen

It is an exciting time for the TypingWeb team. We recently acquired the domain name “typing.com”, and in the very near future will be changing our name. As the leading product in the world of teaching typing, we think it is only fitting that we brand ourselves accordingly.

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Computer Ergonomics for a Healthy Classroom

July 17, 2014 by Kristen

The summer months are flying by. Hours of outdoor fun in the sun will quickly be replaced by hours in front of the computer. As you head back to the classroom, review these tips on creating a healthy, ergonomic workspace to keep you and your students comfortable and injury free.

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How to Motivate Kids to Improve Their Touch-Typing Skills

June 28, 2013 by Kristen

Whether it’s out on the field or in the classroom, competition amongst peers can motivate students to improve skills they might otherwise ignore. This theory was put to the test by a technology teacher, Nadjib Aktouf, who decided to create a friendly typing competition as an incentive to motivate his 8-10 year old students

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Let’s Meet Our Contest Winner…

December 7, 2012 by Kristen

Congratulations to Ms. Bortz and her students at Lancaster High School in New York. They won the colorful keyboarding rug and are proudly displaying it in their classroom!

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Win a Colorful Keyboarding Rug For Your Classroom!

October 4, 2012 by Kristen

(Contest Closed) We want to brighten up your classroom by giving away this colorful keyboarding rug! The 4’x6’ rug displays 2 color-coded keyboards with corresponding finger placement guides to emphasize proper typing technique. This can be a great addition to any computer lab or classroom.

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Gettin’ Crazy With the Keyboards

January 3, 2011 by Travis

One of the most important, yet amazingly overlooked, aspects of typing is the most obvious… your keyboard! Chances are, you are using the standard, flat, non-ergonomic keyboard that came with your computer. Such standard keyboards can not only hamper your ability to type faster, but can also increase your risk of serious wrist injuries

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Is Your Typing Posture Safe?

August 9, 2009 by Travis

In today’s world we inevitably have to spend some time in front of the computer typing. Did you know that without correct posture, your chances of being diagnosed with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) which is a potentially disabling illness caused by prolonged repetitive hand movements, such as those involved in computer use, is increased?

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The Importance of Ergonomics

February 2, 2009 by Travis

Ergonomics is the science of preventing common workplace injuries by using proper posture and stretching techniques. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendinitis are common injuries developed in the workplace. These occur when muscles, tendons, and nerves of our bodies are strained by repetitive traumatic motion. If your body remains in the same position for several hours a day, or if you’re using the same set of muscles to repeat a task for hours at a time, you may begin to feel discomfort or pain. This is when you would become susceptible to these sorts of injuries. TypingWeb suggests a few simple adjustments in your work habits and workstations that can help prevent these types of injuries from happening.

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