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.
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.
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?
Our readers know that teachers are our heroes and it’s fair to think educators are our main focus. However, it is also very exciting when adult learners let us know the program has made a positive impact in their life. Today, we’re sharing just such a story.
Recently, an email arrived from a user named Dale who wanted to thank us for creating Typing.com. He explained that our site helped him become a faster typist which, consequently, led him to a better job!
We often tell students that it’s important to improve their typing skills or learn to touch type, but we don’t always tell them why.
And we should, because understanding why touch typing is important will help boost motivation and get kids on board when it comes time to practice.
Regardless of what profession you choose, mastering touch typing, and increasing your WPM will make you a more desirable candidate for a job, and will help you increase your efficiency in the workplace.
As Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps stepped up to the block in Beijing, he felt confident he was to win the gold medal.
But just seconds after his dive water started to seep into his goggles, and pretty soon they were completely flooded!