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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 skills?

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?

Keyboarding Ergonomics

Learning how to sit and key comfortably is the foundation of great typing skills.  Ergonomics underlies the "touch method".

  1. Ergo for Members.  Check out this online guide to ergonomics.  Just click on what you want to know.
  2. Ergonomic Self-Help Guide.  Here's an interactive guide to promote awareness of how ergonomics help us use computers productively.
  3. Ergonomic Workstation - Ergonomic Basics.  Learn how to create a comfortable workstation.
  4. Ergonomics Quiz.  Test what you know.
  5. Ergonomics Simplified.  A complete ergonomics tutorial based on your specific challenges and concerns.
  6. What are Ergonomics?  This great interactive site will explain.

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!

  1. All The Touch Typing Tutors.  This web has a large set of links for freeware and shareware keyboarding sites.
  2. 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.
  3. ARTypist.  Created to help students learn, improve, and master keyboarding, this online tutor provides 10 lessons and games.
  4. BellaOnline.  How quickly can you type? Take these free online typing tests to find out!
  5. Byte Back Typing Tutor.  Here's a free course designed to teach touch typing.
  6. Dance Mat Typing. A quirky animated course by British Broadcasting Corporation -- if you enjoy talking goats and a playful interface, you will like this.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. GoodTyping.  Learn how to type correctly in just a few hours using all your fingers
  11. 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.
  12. Laptop Typing Tutorial.  This web links to a complete set of tutorials, drills, games, lessons, and diagrams to improve typing skills.
  13. Learn 2 Type.  A complete tutorial that begins by demonstrating hand position & technique. Not sure where to start? Use their 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.
  14. Learn Keyboard Typing. Great site -- 13 online lessons -- you will move through them quickly. This site is great for a typing "tune-up".
  15. 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.
  16. Learn 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".
  17. Peters Online Typing Course.  A comprehensives and well-done program. This one will work for you if you work it.
  18. PowerTyping.  Choose QWERTY (standard) or Dvorak keyboard and rev your keyboardin' engine!
  19. Speed Typing Online. Even if you have learned the basics, try this website's quick "tune-up". You can be a speed-typist too.
  20. Typing Club. Begin with home row and then add 2 keys per lesson -- very managable and effective.
  21. Typing Lessons. This site does a fantastic job of breaking the keyboard into short, simple lessons. Highly recommended, especially for those just getting started.
  22. Typing 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.
  23. Typing Test Online. Use this site to check your progress -- watch your skills grow.
  24. Touch Typing Online.  If other online programs add new keys too fast, try this one -- it carefully breaks your practice into manageable groups.
  25. Typing Course Online.  Choose your style of lessons: letter-by-letter, copy text, create your own text.
  26. Typing Web.  A free set of online lessons that require you to set up a no-charge account.
  27. VisiBone Touch-Typing Tutor.  Another well-done set of free interactive keyboarding links.
  28. Wapsilon:  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.
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