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Looking for a way to teach typing?

If you are looking for a way to teach typing, choose one or more of the sites below to help your students master keyboarding.


Beginning Typing (Touch Typing) 

Dance Mat Typing (K-5)
 This site is highly graphic and sound rich. It shows proper finger placement and provides leveled lessons. 
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

 Big Brown Bear (3-5) This no frills site does a great job of teaching touch typing.
 http://bigbrownbear.co.uk/learntotype/

 It has lessons for students to progress through and shows finger placement.

Note: These lessons are in order. Use the F1 key to show helping hands. Use the F2 key to show colors that correlate with the appropriate finger. For those who want to improve their speed, the site generates typing speed and accuracy scores.

 Advanced Typing
 After students have mastered the basics of proper touch typing the following sites are appropriate for improving typing speed: Type Racing Game Practice and race against others online to get the highest scores. http://play.typeracer.com/ Bubble Typing Type the correct key to burst the bubbles. http://www.typingmaster.com/games/bubbleapplet.asp?keys=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz&Submit=Start+Game

Free Typing Software
 TuxTyping http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtype/download.php

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