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?
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!
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!
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.
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?
One question we hear from teachers regularly, is “Do my students really need to learn how to type?”. With new technology like speech-to-text, how important is it to learn proper keyboarding skills?
Typing is a foundational skill. Think of it like learning to tie your shoes. Of course there are slip on shoes and velcro shoes, but at some point, you will probably need to learn how to tie a shoe.
The foundational skill of typing is one that students will use in all aspects of their lives. Many students now take standardized tests online, which must be typed. The student who knows the keyboard will inevitably do better than the one who has to hunt and peck her answers out. Older students will be required to write papers, and knowing how to type will be instrumental in speeding up this process. Eventually, our students will be attempting to build a career – and it will not be easy for them to create their CV with speech-to-text technology.
Below are three holiday stories, pre-formatted to be copied and pasted into your Typing.com Custom Lessons.
If you haven’t tried Custom Lessons before, now is a great time to get started! For instructions on how to set them up, click here.
The semester (and the year) is coming to an end and it’s likely that your class has successfully worked their way through the Typing.com curriculum. Now that they are done with their typing lessons, how can you continue to reinforce their new skill on a weekly basis?
Wouldn’t it be great to have a typing game that is fun, builds their speed and accuracy, reinforces what they learned, and keeps them coming back for more?