Friday, January 22, 2016

Typing Resources Parents Can Use At Home

Touch typing tools parents can use at home.
This morning a colleague asked for recommendations on typing drills she could have her kids do at home. I suggested starting with Typing Club. Kids can type the lessons without tracking or create a free account to keep personal score.

I also suggested Scripture Typer  as a way for her kids to work on memorizing their weekly Bible verses. They have mobile apps and the website. They also have the option to type entire words or just the first letter. Remember to use the correct version if studying for a test!

Another trick to help children become more confident in touch typing includes placing a shirt or shorts over the keyboard so their hands are covered. Like so many things in life, it's the consistent reinforcement of correct technique every time students use a keyboard.