Type to Learn - K-12 Keyboarding Curriculum

Grades K-12 | Keyboarding | Cloud-based

What is Type to Learn?

Type to Learn is a cloud-based keyboarding program that improves K-12 student typing speed and accuracy by teaching touch typing. Acting as an online typing tutor for kids, Type to Learn has 36 typing lessons, 5 engaging, skill-targeted typing games with each lesson, and 7 diagnostic, formative, and summative keyboarding assessments.

Developed on a research-based method of sequential, cumulative touch typing instruction, Type to Learn builds critical 21st Century skills for all keyboarding students in grades K-12. The integrated cycle of review, demonstration, typing practice, and assessment, with continuous reinforcement of home row positioning and ergonomic safety, teaches proper keyboard finger positions for each key with ample opportunity for typing skills practice. This typing program emphasizes both accuracy and words per minute speed, and provides each student with individualized remediation and goals for success. This engaging, all-new product wraps keyboarding lessons into an intriguing world of adventure and information, complete with exciting new activities and typing games with redesigned student and teacher interfaces.

Image: Type to Learn Typing Game ScreenshotAvailable as an online cloud-based application, Type to Learn can be used by students at school and home while maintaining centralized scores! Type to Learn addresses an essential, life-long skill for students in today's technology-driven world. Learning how to type is now a necessity.

Learning is extended from the all-new instructional lessons by 5 supporting practice activities. There is also a diagnostic pre-test and 6 formative assessments placed throughout the lessons. Assessments analyze a student's typing accuracy and speed, setting and adjusting achievement goals as the student improves his/her skills on the keyboard. Lessons also track student accuracy and speed and assign immediate, individualized remediation where needed.

Teachers and parents will appreciate the real-time record-keeping, including progress graphs and reports on lessons, activities, and assessments. Teachers can analyze student keyboarding errors by hand, finger, and key to pinpoint problem areas. A parent report, accessed from the student login, allows parents to track their child's typing progress and scores throughout the program.

Benefits

Image: Type to Learn Lesson Example Type to Learn is fully cloud-based and allows students to practice from anywhere they have a current web browser and an internet connection. Learn more about Type to Learn's Benefits.

Methodology

Type to Learn incorporates valuable input and feedback from teachers, students, and renowned keyboarding instruction experts. Learn more about Type to Learn's Methodology.

Why Teach How to Type?

Type to Learn increases the ability to touch type, which is a necessity today. Without it, valuable time is lost, searching the keyboard. Typing school reports and papers can become tedious and time-consuming. Learn more about the importace of keyboarding.

Common Core Readiness

According to Common Core Standards, students must demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills. Prepare your students for online testing with Type to Learn. Learn how Type to Learn prepares students for online testing.

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