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Best Typing Games for Students

Touch-typing, or keyboarding, isn't the most fun skill to learn, but it's one of the most important. Quality typing programs boast student-friendly interfaces, lots of customization options, powerful teacher dashboards, game-based learning, and even connections to other content areas like digital citizenship. These are the best typing games we've found for helping kids learn to type, use proper form, and increase their typing speed. 

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Complete and entertaining typing program for all ages

Bottom line: A perfect typing curriculum implementation for schools or districts.

Typing Agent

Extensive, customizable typing curriculum has dated student interface

Bottom line: This full-featured, well-thought-out typing curriculum for classes, schools, or districts could use some sprucing up.

Clear typing instruction with detailed statistics and fun encouragement

Bottom line: is a great go-to for teachers with clear, extensive instruction and practice and easily trackable metrics -- all available for free on the Web.

Dance Mat Typing

Fun, cartoonish design doesn't hide game's limited impact

Bottom line: A useful introduction for students ready to type, but afterward they will need further practice.


Fabulous keyboarding lessons entice kids with social rewards

Bottom line: Fun, charming typing lessons get keyboarding students started on the right foot and keep them developing their skills.

Typing Pal

Thorough typing program takes students from hunt-and-peck to mastery

Bottom line: This comprehensive and customizable keyboarding curriculum is the ideal solution for schools and multiple-age groups.

Typing Quest

Gorgeous, customizable set of typing lessons for all ages

Bottom line: Typing Quest turns beginner keyboarding students into fluent touch typists, with a little extra effort from teachers.

Nitro Type

Customizable multiplayer auto races rev up basic typing practice

Bottom line: Nitro Type is pretty darn engaging, but teachers need to prep students' typing skills first.


Gamified, data-driven activities help improve keyboarding skills

Bottom line: This highly effective tool helps students of all skill levels improve their keyboarding skills through guided lessons and engaging assessments.

TapTyping - Typing Trainer

Practice touchscreen typing, learn cool iPad tricks

Bottom line: Lacking comprehensive lessons, this app can still help students transition from pecking on touchscreens to typing more quickly and accurately.

Epistory - Typing Chronicles

Practice typing by exploring and defending a world made of paper

Bottom line: Great for practicing touch-typing skills, this adventure game draws players in with a slowly revealed backstory.

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