While each of these tools has its merits, the criteria for the best tool is that it should sufficiently cover the letters on the keys, that it’s removable, and that it feels natural while typing.
Speed will come with practice and repetition, but if students internalize bad habits by sacrificing accuracy for speed early on, these habits can be difficult to unlearn.
Sometimes even proficient typists will swap these two characters. These lookalikes can be particularly frustrating for students using Typing.com who are working on their accuracy.
We often tell students that it’s important to improve their typing skills or learn to touch type, but we don’t always tell them why.
And we should, because understanding why touch typing is important will help boost motivation and get kids on board when it comes time to practice.