Keyboarding, or typing, is one the first and most vital skills for students to learn for technology literacy. This skill is the building block for using a computer and one that starts as early kindergarten, if not sooner. Also, this is a good skill to teach in using "centers or blocks," free time, or even summer school. This list is in alphabetical order.
10 Sites for Keyboarding &Typing
- Alpha Munchies - A fun games for kids for trying to type a letter above a critter before they reach the bottom of the screen.
- Dance Mat Typing - A 12-level typing game for kids aged 7-11.
- Good Typing - A free online course for keyboarding with 27 guided lessons.
- Keybr - A nice site for learning how to type, with typing tips, accurate scoring, and the ability to track your speed. This site is very similar to Mavis Beacon.
- Learning Games for Kids - A great site for educational games including over 20 games for keyboarding.
- Letter Bubbles - A fun game with three different levels. Users try to type the letter in the bubble before they reach the edge of the screen.
- Listen and Write - An interesting site where users listen to stories and type what they hear.
- Power Typing - A nice collection of five online typing games.
- Typing Web - A excellent free typing tutor that has a teacher portal for student tracking. Also, certificates can be printed out on completion of lessons.
- Word Games - A great site for a collection of word games, as well as typing. There are over 20 educational typing games that track scores as well as typing speed.
For my Keyboarding/Typing Pinterest board click here.
David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.