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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. These are the best typing games we've found for helping kids learn to type, use proper form, and increase their typing speed. 

EduTyping Visit Website: https://www.edutyping.com/
Complete and entertaining typing program for all ages
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Typing Agent Visit Website: http://www.typingagent.com
Extensive, customizable typing curriculum has dated student interface
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Typing.com Visit Website: http://www.typing.com
Clear typing instruction with detailed statistics and fun encouragement
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Dance Mat Typing Publisher: BBC
Fun, cartoonish design doesn't hide game's limited impact
Grades 1-5
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
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QwertyTown Visit Website: http://www.qwertytown.com
Fabulous keyboarding lessons entice kids with social rewards
Grades 1-5
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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SpongeBob SquarePants Typing Publisher: The Learning Company
Silly mix of games adds some frills to typing drills
Grades 1-5
Type Game
Price $19.99
Platforms Mac, Windows
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Typing Pal Visit Website: https://typingpal.com/en
Thorough typing program takes students from hunt-and-peck to mastery
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Paid
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Typing Quest Visit Website: http://www.typingquest.com/
Gorgeous, customizable set of typing lessons for all ages
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Nitro Type Publisher: FTW Innovations
Customizable multiplayer auto races rev up basic typing practice
Grades 3-8
Type Game
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Mac, Windows
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TypingClub Visit Website: http://www.typingclub.com
Gamified, data-driven activities help improve keyboarding skills
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
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TapTyping -- typing trainer Publisher: Flairify LLC
Nifty way to practice touch-screen typing, plus cool iPad tricks
Grades 4-9
Type App
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Epistory - Typing Chronicles Publisher: Fishing Cactus
Practice typing by exploring and defending a world made of paper
Grades 6-12
Type Game
Price Paid
Platforms Mac, Windows
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