Teacher Review For Typing Training

Tantalizing Typing Training!

Jen W.
Classroom teacher
Avonworth Elementary School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Small group
Whole class
Great with General
Special needs
How I Use It
Typing Training is a website with no software to install. It provided my students with the ability to access their accounts from home. It helped typers become better and is aimed at ages third grade to adult. I used it as a center to support our digital media specialist's goals for the students building their typing skills. Although I followed the built in curriculum, there were choices to assign activities as well as specifically matching the needs of a student and their typing ability with an exercise. Students enjoyed the typing games and I liked viewing the detailed reports and graphs.
My Take
Typing Training is a wonderful resource to help students become proficient in typing to meet with the various technology goals and aid them in their classes. This would be a great resource to be introduced in school and then applied at home. It becomes addictive because students are really motivated to improve their typing scores. The games, Trivia Challenge, Goalie and Meteor Storm involve typing and learning fun and hold the students' attention. The training that was available for adults was helpful for me, as well. For special needs students there are many special features including one handed typing, shorter and more simpler exercises, and can be compatible with alternate input systems such as non-standard keyboard and on-screen keyboards, and speech recognition. In addition, you can try this site free for a month.