How I Use It
Students start the lessons in class and then complete them for homework. They like being able to log into their account and see their progress. Each student has a trophy case to show their progress.
I love being able to make classes in typingweb. I can easily check on the students' progress and I am also able to progress reports to parents. The reports that you can print in typingweb are valuable in pinpointing who needs your help and who can work more independently. This is the type of program that works well for students of all abilities.
One of the things you may want to do is disable the leaderboard. The leaderboard shows the whole class who is the fastest typists. At the beginning of the year, this causes stress with students because they want to be at the top of the leaderboard. As the year progresses, they enjoy seeing students move up the leaderboard and even encourage one another.
If you decide to use typingweb, before your students begin the lessons, have them take a typingtest. This helps show the progress for the year!
In NY, a Common Core Standard for middle school students is to be able to type three pages in one period. Typingweb shows students how to position their hands on the keyboard. We have been using this site for several months and we have seen considerable gains in typing speed. Some students started at 15 WPM and are now at 100 WPM - most students are at 35-40 WPM.