4 Core Values for a Thriving Classroom

Teachers play an instrumental role in setting the classroom environment. They primarily dictate the way students interact with each other and the work in front of them. Creating a positive class environment is invaluable for building trust and getting results.

COVID19 has made navigating remote and in-person learning while setting a positive classroom culture harder than ever.

So which values, mindsets, and people skills do you want to encourage?

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Set Daily Student Typing Goals Today!

Are you always looking for ways to motivate your class to master their learning? Setting small goals is an easy way to measure progress and celebrate wins along the way. We’re proud to announce that you can now set timed typing goals for your students!

Getting Started with Daily Goals

The new Daily Student Goals feature gives you the ability to set daily time goals for students—at the class or individual student level. This is a great way to keep students motivated and working toward typing mastery, and for you to know exactly what they’re doing

If you’re a teacher, you can adjust your students’ goals in a new tab under the Class Settings tab. You may choose goals that last from 5 to 60 minutes daily. Your students will see their updated daily goal timer among their typing stats each time they login on their dashboards. 

Typing.com celebrates achieving their goals and gives them the option to add 5 more minutes if they’d like.

For Students Not in a Class

Students who are not in a class will be able to update their daily goal when they land on the dashboard. Here learners have the option to choose between “No Goal” or goals of 5-minute increments up to 60 minutes. But don’t worry, skipping goals doesn’t mean one can’t be set later on! 

We’re building Typing.com to make it as easy and effective as possible to learn the critical skill of keyboarding. It’s flexible and fun! We think you’ll love setting student goals and enjoy the results.

Try it for yourself right now by logging in here.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to check out our support articles by clicking here.

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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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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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Build Foundational Skills

Building Foundational Technology Skills for Lifelong Success

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?

Very important. 

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.

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