Technology has an important role to play in the teaching of children and adolescents in the new era of learning. That is why we are proud to be a part of The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Digital Tools 2021!
More and more of our lives are lived through a screen, yet few people are proficient at typing and other digital skills. So how do we help our students navigate and understand the digital world to empower them to be the best they can be?
Gamification is a great way to encourage your students to continue learning outside the classroom. When you gamify the task you want to teach, it becomes easier to engage students. Learning becomes fun! So what are the pieces that make a great typing game?
The average typing speed is 40 WPM, though this can change dramatically depending on how you type. Find out where your typing skills stand by taking one of our typing speed tests. Whenever you complete a test, you can access and share a certificate of completion to teachers or potential employers.
We all want to choose the best products for our children and students. With so many options, how do you choose the right one? Read on to learn how Typing.com compares to competitors to help make choosing easier.
Returning to the classroom does not mean the disappearance of the use of technology implemented over the last year or before. Which is why for the next 7 days, Typing.com now offers you, your schools, and districts to get 50% off premium licenses for every license you buy.
In consideration of new vetting programs, new budget cuts, and the return to the classroom, we’ve taken a hard look at how we can help you get through this roller coaster in the easiest (and cheapest!) way possible.
Technology isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s becoming more pervasive and important with every passing day. Prepare your schools and students for success—in and out of the classroom—with:
- Step-by-step lessons and all that the new typing curriculum for 2021 has to offer
- Simple, instant rostering and information syncing
- Powerful administrative and reporting tools
- And when you upgrade to premium, all of this is ad-free
Step-by-step Lesson Structure
- Aligned by scope and sequence and standards correlations
- Easily customizable lessons for students to differentiate learning for your students
- Simple, toggle on/off multilingual instruction
- Personalized goals and weekly progress reports
Instant Information Syncing
- Instantly sync with Google Classroom, Clever, or ClassLink
- 180-day data retention (unlimited with Premium)
- Students never need an email address because we never ask for your student’s private information
- 100% Ad free with Premium
- Students have no access to forums or messaging so they can focus on learning
- Engaging (and optional) class competitions, leaderboards, and printable certificates
- Full district and administrative level tools to streamline management
- View activity of your students, classrooms, and schools
- Timed exercises to set standards and understand performance
- Change individual or class level settings through a simple dashboard
New Discounted Pricing
- Per student prices start at $7.99 and go down from there
- Bulk discount for schools and districts starts as low as $1.14
- Licenses are fully transferable
Set Up For Next Year, Right Now
Typing.com is in your corner! Help your students start building critical foundational skills now. Hopefully, we can partner with you for the coming school year—and beyond!
These days, kids are all about the iPads and the smartphones. But what happens when they get a real computer at test time and they’ve never used a mouse before?
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?
Attention Typing.com teachers! As you know, we have added an extensive digital literacy curriculum to Typing.com – including Coding, Career Skills, Computer Basics, Internet Safety, and more. And, now that we have all this great new content, we want to make sure that it’s easy for you to find and use!
Dear Ask a Teacher,
How can I create a positive and productive classroom environment for all my students? I want my students to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas without fear of ridicule or risk of censure.
Positively In Charge
Hello, Positively in charge!
Teachers play an important role in setting the classroom environment. In fact, the way students interact with each other and the work in front of them is largely dictated by this it. And creating a positive class environment is invaluable for building trust and getting results.
When it comes to setting a positive classroom culture, a good place to start is with core values.
Which values, mindsets, and people skills do you want to encourage? If you can settle on three to four core values to consistently model and reinforce in your classroom, you’re likely to end up with the environment you want.
Below are four of the most popular core values along with ideas on how to make them part of your class culture.