Typing for Kids articles

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shutterstock_124137598 Are Typing Skills Really Necessary for College?

March 6, 2013

Did you know that the average college student types at about 30-35 wpm? That might sound like a lot but, let’s consider that you are writing a 5 page term paper for one of your courses.  If you had the entire paper hand written and sitting in front of you and were able to type [...]

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touch_typing_games Do Typing Games Really Increase Learning in the Classroom?

February 17, 2013

If you’ve ever learned touch typing as a kid you might remember learning how to type on a typewriter.  There were no touch typing games where you got to catch bubbles or build towers by pressing the correct key.  Learning to type was based on plain old repetition. As a kid, this doesn’t sound too [...]

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touch_typing_lessons Touch Typing Lessons in Primary Schools

December 24, 2012

In most schools, language lessons for children focus on three main aspects: speaking, reading and writing. In the modern cyber-age, a fourth aspect is equally essential: touch typing. School children are being exposed to computers and taught to use Windows, PowerPoint, Excel and other useful applications, but they must also be exposed to touch typing [...]

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keyboarding curriculum 3 Tips to Make Typing Lessons More Fun

December 18, 2012

Keyboarding, also known as touch typing, is a necessary skill in order to efficiently use a laptop or desktop computer. Unfortunately, many typing lessons aimed at students learn to type are bland and kids find it hard to stay focused on the material. However, if a typing tutor uses the right methods and products, they [...]

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