Keyboarding, or typing, is a critical skill for students to learn in their pursuit of technology literacy. It is a stepping stone to using a computer and can be introduced as early as kindergarten. It can be taught in blocks during free time or even in summer classes.
15 Sites for Keyboarding/Typing
ABCya! (opens in new tab) - A fun site/app for kids who are learning how to type with games such as Alpha Munchies, Cup Stack Typing, and Jump Key.
AlfaTyping (opens in new tab) - An abundance of typing resources, including tutorials and walkthroughs.
FreeTypingGames.us (opens in new tab) - A nice little site for practicing different skills, with various activities designed for kids.
Learn 2 Type (opens in new tab) - A simple site with online tests to track how many words per minute a student can type.
Learning Games for Kids (opens in new tab) - Offers educational games including more than 20 typing challenge activities.
Nitro Type (opens in new tab) - Students participate in worldwide, real-time competitions to pit their typing abilities against others.
Power Typing (opens in new tab) - Features seven easy-to-use online typing challenges.
RoomRecess (opens in new tab) - A fun site with a variety of keyboarding games, including Letter Bursts, Popcorn Typer, and Launch Key.
TypeDojo (opens in new tab) - Designed for students in grades 1 to 8, it includes lessons and games, plus progress certificates.
TypeKids (opens in new tab) - With more than 30 interactive lessons woven around a pirate-based storyline, this site encourages students to learn while they also earn badges and coins.
TypeTastic! (opens in new tab) - One of the best sites for learning how to type through game-based learning, it includes a teacher dashboard for monitoring student progress.
Typing.com (opens in new tab) - Find a wide range of tutoring resources such as tests, lessons, coding fundamentals, and multilingual applications.
Typing Agent (opens in new tab) - An amazing site for grades K-12 for learning how to type. Best of all are the abundance of features that Typing Agent offers users such as a teacher dashboard to track student progress, coding tools, digital citizenship, and more.
Typing Web (opens in new tab) - A free typing tutor that offers a teacher portal to track students. Also, certificates can be printed following the completion of lessons.
TypingClub (opens in new tab) - An interactive site with a portal that features instructional videos and typing playback, and also unveils a unique story as the student progresses.
For my Keyboarding/Typing Pinterest board click here (opens in new tab).
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 (opens in new tab).