Students used to learn typing in high school. Now, it’s a requirement for learning much earlier. So, how do you make typing fun enough to keep your students motivated?
Kids today need to know how to type now that our world is mostly digital and online. Typing.com is a clear, engaging, step-by-step curriculum that you can customize. Here are the most frequently asked questions by educators when setting up their accounts.
With the prospect of remote learning continuing into next year, Typing.com now offers you, your schools, and districts to get a free year of premium licenses for every single year you buy.
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!
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.
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.
Are you ready to be excited? Then log in to your teacher portal and dig into the new and improved reports and easy-to-read charts and graphs, providing you with detailed information on student and class progress!
Ads can be a pain, we know! But, we want to continue to help as many students as possible to build valuable career and life skills and to give you the tools needed to guide them. To do this, we offer every piece of Typing.com completely free (and ad supported). However, Typing.com offers an ad-free experience, and for a much lower price than you might think! If you, your school, or your district is considering the purchase of a Typing.com premium license, here are five things you may want to keep in mind: