Keyboarding is a valuable skill often introduced to first graders
or even Kindergarten students and is reinforced throughout
elementary school. Like most school districts, the goal is to
prepare students to have fun productively using technology before they
enter Middle School.
If I can show you how to get TWICE as much work done with
HALF the effort, would you be you ready to choose to learn keyboarding
The "touch method" of typing protects against repetitive stress injuries
and lets you get MORE done with LESS work. Are you ready to
invest some time learning the keyboard, practicing with games to learning
a valuable life-long skill?
Learning how to sit and key comfortably is the
foundation of great typing skills. Ergonomics underlies the "touch
Ergo for Members. Check out this online guide to
ergonomics. Just click on what you want to know.
Ergonomic Self-Help Guide. Here's an interactive guide to
promote awareness of how ergonomics help us use computers productively.
Ergonomic Workstation - Ergonomic Basics. Learn how to
create a comfortable workstation.
Ergonomics Quiz. Test what you know.
Ergonomics Simplified. A complete ergonomics tutorial
based on your specific challenges and concerns.
What are Ergonomics? This great interactive site will
Keyboarding "Tune-Up" Links
If you carefully practice correctly: sitting up
straight, feet flat on the floor (yes! it makes a
difference), fingers slightly curved, wrists flat and off
the table/desk, and fingertips on each hand resting lightly
on "home row" (asdf jkl;) you too can learn the "touch method" and
become an comfortable, accurate keyboarder.
Each of the links below contain a set of keyboarding lessons that break
this valuable skill down into manageable chunks -- keep track of which
sites and which of their lessons you master. You can complete an
entire keyboarding review in a couple of weeks and you will feel the
difference -- and it feels great!
All The Touch Typing Tutors. This web has a large set of
links for freeware and shareware keyboarding sites.
Alpha Free Typing Tutor. This site provides step-by-step
instruction to improve keyboarding ability and also hosts lessons,
games, and tests that score wpm and accuracy.
Created to help students learn, improve, and master keyboarding, this
online tutor provides 10 lessons and games.
BellaOnline. How quickly can you type? Take these free
online typing tests to find out!
Byte Back Typing Tutor. Here's a free course designed to
teach touch typing.
Dance Mat Typing. A quirky animated course by British
Broadcasting Corporation -- if you enjoy talking goats and a playful
interface, you will like this.
E-Learning for Kids. This site has a space theme that makes it
fun for kids to practice their keyboarding skills. Games can be unlocked
as typists move on to higher levels.
Free TypingGame. This site has a free set of interactive
activities to learn the "touch method" of keying. Learning to type has
never been easier.
Glencoe's Online Keyboarding. These are the folks that wrote the
book -- typing books for generations of keyers. These lessons will
carefully help you review and build skills.
Learn how to type correctly in just a few hours using all your fingers
Keyboard Tutorial & Typing Test. Great site to review or learn
keying. When you are ready, there is a section to practice composing at
the keyboard and then practicing your text.
Laptop Typing Tutorial. This web links to a complete set
of tutorials, drills, games, lessons, and diagrams to improve typing
Learn 2 Type. A complete tutorial that begins by
demonstrating hand position & technique. Not sure where to start? Use
timed typing tests to see how ready you are. While not required,
you can create an account to help you keep track of your progress eacy
time you log-in.
Learn Keyboard Typing. Great site -- 13 online lessons -- you
will move through them quickly. This site is great for a typing
Learn to Type at the
Speed of Thought! Here's a valuable site that tutors you
to key as fast as you imagine the text you want to write. This is
a more authentic skill than typing drills from straight-copy.
to Type Online. This course has 5 lessons to introduce keys --
maybe too fast for a beginner (but maybe not). This site is a great
review for those needed a "tune-up".
Online Typing Course. A comprehensives and well-done
program. This one will work for you if you work it.
Choose QWERTY (standard) or Dvorak keyboard and rev your keyboardin'
Speed Typing Online. Even if you have learned the basics, try
this website's quick "tune-up". You can be a speed-typist too.
Typing Club. Begin with home row and then add 2 keys per lesson
-- very managable and effective.
Typing Lessons. This site does a fantastic job of breaking the
keyboard into short, simple lessons. Highly recommended, especially for
those just getting started.
Play. Have fun while you learn to key. There are
links to learn the "touch method" of keyboarding and then lessons to
have fun practicing.
Typing Test Online. Use this site to check your progress --
watch your skills grow.
Touch Typing Online. If other online programs add new keys
too fast, try this one -- it carefully breaks your practice into
Typing Course Online. Choose your style of lessons:
letter-by-letter, copy text, create your own text.
A free set of online lessons that require you to set up a no-charge
Touch-Typing Tutor. Another well-done set of free
interactive keyboarding links.
How fast are your fingers? Do the one minute typing test; press space
after each word. At the end, you get your typing speed in CPM and WPM.