Touch Typing…a great free program for schools

Touch typing is a particularity good way for children with special educational needs to take down information and do assignments.

bbc dance matLast year, for several children I used a rather old children touch typing aid called ‘BBC Bitesize – Dance Mat Typing‘. It is as good as it goes but is looking a little dated and tired now.

So, on the hunt for something good and free I came across this little beauty ‘Typing Club’
and it really is very good.

Setup your account within minutes, engage your students with TypingClub’s amazing lesson plans, and track their progress through your portal. Setting up an account is quick and free.

typing clubThe following is a summary of some of TypingClub’s key features:

  • TypingClub’s lesson plan contains over 600 lessons, guiding students from individual keys all the way through numbers and punctuation, and all the way to a goal of 75 WPM.
  • The carefully designed lessons includes instructional videos, educational games, practice of challenging, and commonly misspelled words and other interactive experiences.
  • TypingClub’s district dashboard allows you to easily manage multiple schools and track their activity within a single account.

    You can import and manage your student roster through Clever, Google Classroom, custom CSV files, or an automated SFTP sync. Regardless of the path you choose, we are here to support you throughout the process.

and there is more and this is free. I can’t recommend it enough.