Typing.com has launched a new District or School Management account option that will allow you to connect and manage your schools and classrooms at the district level. District administrators can now invite and manage any number of school administrators, who in turn can invite and manage teachers in their school.
Typing.com has made some major updates to your Teacher Portal that will improve classroom management, enhance curriculum implementation, and make it easier for you to track student progress.
This brief video shares details on how we’re working to make your job easier. Continue reading “Important Updates for Teachers”
Rory Stadt is the technology teacher for grades 6-8 at South Middle School Joplin, which serves a diverse student body of 600. In order to equip all students with the skills they need to succeed in today’s technology-enabled world, the district focuses on imparting the 4Cs of 21st century learning — communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking — by providing authentic learning opportunities across a variety of online platforms. Continue reading “Typing.com Q&A: Insights From a Middle School Tech Teacher”
Typing on a keyboard is one of the most essential skills for students and professionals in today’s world. Not only that, but technology is also at the heart of our personal connections―we often talk to our loved ones through text messages. Continue reading “5 Reasons Games Are a Great Way to Learn Typing”
While most people have their preferences for Macs vs. PCs or laptops vs. desktops, one thing that is consistent regardless of what type of computer you are using is the keyboard.
(As long as you’re shopping in the United States, that is.)
But this hasn’t always been the case.
Beth Budinich, a librarian from Foothills Elementary School in Washington, recently wrote an article for EdTech Digest that highlights how she is using Typing.com to equip students with proper keyboarding techniques. Teaching keyboarding skills is one of Beth’s three key digital citizenship initiatives as part of a curriculum designed to teach students in grades 3-5 not only the foundations for communicating online, but also how to appropriately use technology, evaluate online content, and navigate more complex issues, such as internet safety and cyberbullying.
We’re excited to announce a new feature that will enable teachers to use Typing.com in original ways and to support cross-curricular learning. The new custom lesson creation tool empowers teachers to generate original content for students to type, integrate with current events or classic literature, or focus on any other content your students need to learn, helping them improve typing skills simultaneously. With limited class time and much to learn, teachers can now accomplish more things at once! Continue reading “New to Typing.com: Custom Lesson Creation Tool for Teachers!”
Typing is the Foundation for 21st Century Communication
As more teaching and learning happens online, students must be skilled and efficient typists in order to complete their coursework and advance to the next grade level. Today, in addition to physically writing answers, typing is another form for students to communicate their understanding of specific concepts across any discipline. And similar to writing, the earlier a student is exposed to the proper techniques, which includes keystrokes, finger placement, and speed, the better equipped they are to succeed in a variety of learning settings, both in their studies and beyond. Continue reading “Typing.com Helps the Jessieville Lions Achieve High Test Scores”
tYping. Wait, Typing. It’s one of the most important, fundamental skills to succeed in the 21st century. But it’s not a skill people pick up naturally; learning to type takes time and practice! That’s why we are excited to announce a new app partnership with Clever.