Typing Fun With ASCII Art

ASCII Art also has great potential for use in the typing classroom because it challenges students to use symbols and punctuation marks that don’t always get regular use.

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Exploring keyboards around the world

Aside from the standard QWERTY keyboard used in the U.S., there are actually many different keyboard layouts available to accommodate different languages. The keys on these international keyboards are located in different places based on the letters and accents that are used most frequently…

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Should I switch to a Dvorak keyboard?

One man, Dr. Dvorak, pledged to come up with a more efficient layout for the keyboard. After over a decade of studying the English language and the physiologies of our hands, he designed a whole new keyboard. One, he believed, which would enable people to type MUCH more quickly.

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The fastest typists in the world

Rose L. Fritz was just 17 years old when she won the world’s first official speed typing contest. The World Typewriting Championship held in Chicago in 1906, catapulted the young girl to fame to become the most recognized typist in the world.

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What is ‘Words Per Minute’?

Ask anyone how fast they type and they’ll proudly tell you their words per minute (WPM), but ask even your speediest friends how WPM is calculated and you’ll likely get a lot of “um”, “hmm”, “uhh…” responses. Today, we’re going to fix that!

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