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December 1, 2014
Typing skills- for the new devices!
Students still like using plug in keyboards or laptops for essays over the iPad keyboard, but this app was a great tool for getting them to think about their skills more.Continue reading
August 31, 2013
Tap Typing is a beneficial tool to improve mobile keyboarding skill and encourage students to produce on mobile devices.
Tap Typing includes the basic elements necessary to encourage students to move beyond typical hunt-and-peck mobile keyboarding to relevant, more efficient keyboarding habits. Challenges students to use keyboards on mobile devices more effectively. There is limited re-enforcement to help students use auto correct or auto fill options common to mobile devices which is a significant need for 21st century skills. There are entry level and more advanced practice exercises available. The scoreboard is a challenge motivator for some students and perhaps an excuse for discouragement or non-engagement for others. There is no reason to write off mobile keyboarding as inefficient and a poor choice for writing projects when apps like this are available.Continue reading