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What Are Your Biggest Challenges in Teaching Typing?

Every day we get tons of questions from teachers asking for help with their typing classes.

With comments coming in from the blog, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and in-person at school visits… it’s gotten pretty hard to keep up with it all.

So now, I’ve decided to set aside some time to answer the most important questions that come in each week on video and share them with everyone.

These will be hosted LIVE on the EduTyping Facebook page, starting this Thursday, October 19th at 4:15 EST.

So, if you have any questions about how to teach typing more effectively in your classroom please send them to me by replying to this email.

And if you could, please include your name, state, and grade level so I can answer your questions better.

If you ask questions by social media please tag us (on Twitter: @typing_com or Instagram: @teachingcom) and use the hashtag: #AskEduTyping so we can find them.

See you Thursday!


9 thoughts on “What Are Your Biggest Challenges in Teaching Typing?

  1. I teach technology to elementary students. At my school we start 1st & 2nd grade out on a special program called Read, Write & Type (by River Deep) and then use your program (typing.com) to 3rd, 4th & 5th grade.
    My biggest question and concern is how to teach the younger students to use the correct fingers with the correct keys?

    1. Hi Rhonda,
      I teach KG – 8th technology. From KG-3rd grade I have students practice one finger typing. Their fingers are too short for touch typing. So what they do is practice what’s on the left side of the keyboard and what’s on the right side of the keyboard. By 4th grade, they are more familiar with the keys and are ready for touch typing. They love to practice on keyboard climber 1 or 2. I love this one because the screen is split in half with a vine and letters on the left side only appear on the left side, while letters on the right side of the keyboard only appear on the right. That helps students keep their finger on the correct side. In 4th grade and 5th grade, my students are on TypingClub. My 6th – 8th grade are on Typing.com. In addition, 4th – 8th grade students must practice using keyboard covers we purchased from Typingclub.com. This way they can’t see their fingers as they type and they have no choice but to type correctly (with encouragement and guidance).

  2. Hi,

    Thank you so much for this website. The layout is perfect and students enjoy looking at the scoreboard. The amount of lessons and variety of lessons is wonderful!
    My question please is how can we convince students about the importance of learning to type? I would like my students to feel that they are doing something to benefit themselves when they learn to type, not that they have to do it.
    Thank you 🙂

  3. I know some one who is a typing/computer teacher at a different school, and if a kid messes up, she makes them restart it, and if they use the backspace, they have to do the lesson 5 times. I’ve seen those kids, and their miserable, what should i tell her?

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