Using computers in the classroom is a great way to increase engagement, help students learn to use technology, and make your life easier as a teacher. In order to maximize the benefits of using technology in the classroom, it is important to have clear rules and expectations for appropriate computer use. Instill these habits in students from day one, and you’ll not only make your life easier, but you’ll help your students become responsible users of technology.
Bad habits happen. When it comes to typing, it almost feels like bad habits are inevitable.
By the time students get proper typing instruction in middle school, they’ve already spent their formative years pecking out messages to friends on an array of devices.
Sometimes even proficient typists will swap these two characters. These lookalikes can be particularly frustrating for students using Typing.com who are working on their accuracy.
Even the fastest hunt and peck typists will never be able to type as quickly as someone who is making use of all ten of their digits. Here’s why—
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.
Apart from spending hours poring over a keyboard, there are some tips and tricks that typing students can borrow from concert pianists in order to increase typing speed. Check out the list below for some ideas of how to channel the techniques of great composers to improve your typing:
This past week I had the privilege of visiting Yung Wing Elementary School and meeting the 4th-grade teachers. Their 4th-grade students loved using Typing.com and many, at their teachers’ suggestion, had changed the skin on their lessons.