6 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

As kids today migrate from text-based digital media to image-heavy apps like Instagram and Snapchat, it becomes harder for them to pay attention to the traditional school task—let alone long lectures. Can you imagine what life would be like if students didn’t just enjoy class but looked forward to it? It’s possible with gamification!

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How To Make The Right Ed-tech Purchase—the First Time

If you’re a curriculum leader facing closures for an extended time, this can mean unnecessarily large gaps in student progress. In the rush to find ed tech to fill the gap, here are some critical questions to ask now that may keep you from having to make a new purchase later.

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Student premium now only $7.99

Student premium accounts now only $7.99!

We’re excited to announce a dramatic price reduction for student premium accounts on Typing.com! Starting today, the price for individual student upgrades has been reduced from $34.95 down to $7.99.

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Typing.com - New feature: assignments

New Feature: Assignments! (and much more)

Amidst the disruption and uncertainty related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Typing.com knows how important online education is. As always, we’re committed to providing the best free platform for students to learn foundational technology skills. To make that easier to do in a distance-learning environment, we’ve just released some new features that will make it easier to assign, track and grade work done on Typing.com. Teachers can now assign a scope of work that appears directly on their student’s Typing.com dashboards! Let’s dive into the details…

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new Typing.com Curriculum

6th Grade Vocabulary and MLA Citations added to Typing.com!

You asked, we delivered…

We are always looking to improve your experience with Typing.com, so we sent a survey to all our hard-working teachers, asking what additional curriculum you would like to see added to the program. There were a lot of great suggestions, but two subjects were asked for again and again – 6th Grade Vocabulary, and MLA Citations.

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Manage Typing Lessons When Each Student Learns at a Different Pace

It’s an inevitable fact of teaching that students will complete the work you assign them at different paces. Without fail, one student will finish before another student is even halfway through.

Every teacher learns pretty quickly that it’s imperative to have a game plan for what students will do when they finish their work early. It makes sense then, that one of the greatest advantages of an online program like Typing.com, is that students can work at their own pace.

Many of our teachers find that it’s useful to manage student progress by assigning specific lessons to their classes each week (learn how to assign lessons here). Assigning lessons is a good way to keep students working on the specific content you’ve chosen, and to help you keep tabs on how a given class is doing across certain skills.

So what do you do if some students breeze through the day’s lessons while others are slowly chugging along?

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