How I Use It
I used Typing Web to introduce keyboarding to 4th graders and to practice keyboarding with 5th - 8th graders. I would recommend Dance Mat typing for younger students. One of the best features is that students can extend their learning and practice from home or anywhere they can access the Internet. Those students who have gone above and beyond the amount of time I assigned for practice have achieved even greater results. I would like to see reports that show the amount of time that students are logged on even if they are not in the Courses portion. If they are practicing in the Games or in the Test area, that should be reflected. Overall, it has been very successful.
Typing Web is a very comprehensive keyboarding website! It introduces keys with visuals to help students learn as they are practicing reaching for the correct keys with the correct fingers. It presents logical, step-by-step levels in the Courses portion, ability to practice in the Games portion (I would take out the bomb, though for school kids), ability to assess in the Test portion, and ability to monitor their own progress in the Statistics portion. As a teacher, I was able to import student info from a CSV spreadsheet file, which helped in setting up all student classes from 4th - 8th grade. I am able to view several reports on student progress. All of this for free! Students like getting digital trophies and the games. I would like to see the games be more integrated into the lessons like Type to Learn does, or at least identify which games should be played after which Courses.