Suggested Typing Tutorials
Dance Mat (free): http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
- Fun, silly graphics that speak with an English accent.
- It doesn’t reserve your level so you will have to remember where you left off.
- You cannot test your speed.
Typing Web (free): http://www.typingweb.com/
- Courses for all levels that are sequentially based and well structured
- Minimal graphics and therefore less distracting
- You have to create an account.
- Lessons available in other languages (Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese)
Nimble Fingers: http://www.nimblefingers.com/
Free Typing Games (free): http://www.freetypinggame.net/
- You do not have to create an account.
- Doesn’t teach skills, rather provides actual games for kids to play to practice typing.
Learn 2 Type (free): http://www.learn2type.com/
- You have to register for an account, but by doing so, you can track your progress. Lessons for all levels.
Nitro Type https://www.nitrotype.com/
- Excellent and engaging typing practice (not as much a typing tutorial)
Type to Learn: http://ttl4.sunburst.com/
- Lots of graphics so it might be distracting for some students
- Doesn’t force progress so has to be monitored
Read, Write, Type: http://www.talkingfingers.com
- Free sample lessons
- Teaches phonics and spelling alongside of typing skills
- Allows not only for testing of speed but for testing of specific skills (for example you can test “home row” keys only).
- Provides test that demand all keystrokes (it provides passages that require the person to use all the keys such as semi colon, etc.)
ABCYa-- Typing games:
BVSD Assistive Technology Team:
Erika Brandstatter, Teacher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Becca Stenzel, OT, email@example.com
Paul Visvader, SLP, firstname.lastname@example.org