Teacher Review For Typing.com

Great website to motivate students to improve their typing skills.

Donna S.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use is as an introductory activity to class. Students may begin their lesson as soon as they enter the classroom. Students come from 4 different homerooms to my class and the time can vary 10 minutes between the first student and the last to get to my class. This program allows the early students to be engaged with their typing lessons and not wait until the other students arrive. It also allows me to see where each student is at with the Reports section. It is in real time and I can motivate the students by announcing high scores as they are working on the lessons. Several students also work on their lessons at home and it noticeably increases their typing speeds.
My Take
Students enjoy completing each level and earning a trophy for their trophy case. There is a time commitment for each level so every trophy is well deserved. Students can select which level they want to work on so they can select the lesson they are comfortable doing. They may also redo lessons if they are not ready to move on. The ads are sometimes distracting but that comes with a free service. This is my favorite typing website I have ever used!