Teacher Review For Typing.com

Free Typing Program that students enjoy!

Ivy L.
Special Education Instructor
P.S. 130 Abram Stevens Hewitt
Bronx, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
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
How I Use It
I teach technology in the computer lab and our school did not have any typing software. This website offered it for free! I was able to sign the whole school up to learn typing. The students enjoyed practicing their typing skills and earning trophies. Unfortunately, you could not stop students from going ahead, but for a free service I guess I can't expect that. I liked that the students could see the letters that they were typing, where they were on the keyboard, and the finger that they had to use to type. They also saw which letters they missed. It helped when I walked around the room, because I could see what they missed and would watch them. I would remind them to keep their eyes on the screen and look at the helpers that were offered.
My Take
I would definitely use this if your school does not have a typing software. I also think that it is great for practice at home. The students definitely enjoyed practicing and earning the trophies. Once a month, we would hold a typing contest to see how fast we could type CORRECTLY. For a free service, it is definitely worth using. I would not pay for it though.