How Can I Teach Typing More Effectively?

No matter how you look at it, typing is becoming an essential skill for every student to learn around the world. Because of this, it is the job of teachers to guide and assist students navigate the online world. This is a lot of responsibility to take on alone, so teachers are choosing software like Typesy to help them teach typing more effectively.

To get your students motivated to type, start a discussion about why we need to type in the first place. You can have them write down or share ideas with the class. Either way, getting students to have a personal reason to invest in typing is just what they need to get motivated. Students that have their own motivation to learn are much easier to guide and teach than those who are forced to learn. Continue encouraging students with helpful typing tips and be sure that they are learning the essential skills to proper typing for the future.

Typing is a tough process to teach and learn, so be prepared for some setbacks and learning experiences. Both you and the students are new to this, so make sure everyone feels comfortable with setbacks and failures at the keyboard.

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Typing beyond the Keyboard

Modern classrooms have gone from being full of textbooks and paper to having tablets and laptops. This new learning environment is getting students ready for the modern world in many ways. BY teaching students how to interact with technology and learn how to type with software, teachers can have a direct impact on the future of their students.

However, the typing experience is not just about fingers on a keyboard. With the Typesy software, students are exposed to informative and engaging lessons that get them familiar with a keyboard across all their school subjects. While teaching them to type is great, it is also important to teach typing wellness. A great way to get students ready for typing is with finger exercises. Students can try stretching their fingers, loosen up their hands, and even pretend to play the piano to get ready for typing lessons.

By teaching students the best ways to prepare for typing, you can help them learn healthy habits now that they will keep forever. While you’re at it, show them the proper way to sit when typing so they can have better posture in the future. Software like Typesy and good typing exercises get kids ready to learn and excited to type.

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Importance of Goal Setting for Touch Typing Students/Enthusiasts

Setting goals for yourself when you are learning how to touch type can be the most important part of the whole process. Goals are going to keep you motivated to continue your training, and they can serve as ways to measure your successes and how far you still need to go. Without goals, you cannot know how far you have come or how far you still have to go to mastering the touch typing skillset.

Goal Setting Option

Everyone needs goals in life from top-notch athletes to elementary school students. Because goal setting is so important, we have a goal-setting option on Typesy for individual, Home School, and school accounts. This can help you set goals and track progress for all of your touch typing needs.

How should you set your Goals?

After you check out the options for goal setting on Typesy’s webpage, also consider that you should set both short and long-term goals. Short term goals can be winning a touch typing game in the classroom, and long-term goals can be to improve your typing words per minute by the end of the year.

When setting your goals, consider how far you have to go and how long you have to get there, and set goals accordingly. When thinking of how to track your progress, you should also consider your skill level. Are you a beginner who should set small goals, or are you near the end of your studies and want to excel?

What metrics can you use to set Goals?

Touch typing has a few ways in which you can measure success and improvement. The most popular, for good reason, is Words Per Minute. How many words can you accurately type per minute? It is important to remember that when people are first starting out with typing, especially young kids, they are going to want to hammer away at the keyboard as fast as possible.

For the sake of long-term learning, it is always better to prioritize accuracy over speed in the beginning. It is harder to overcome bad habits that are a result of speed typing. Once your student is good at accurately typing, you and your student will find that speed naturally picks up.

Tracking Improvement

While Words Per Minute is arguable the best way to measure your touch typing success, how should you track it? Do not test this one time and then forget it. The nice thing with typing is that, unlike many things in life, it is a tangible skill that allows progress to be tracked. If you start with a low Words Per Minute, you can track it over weeks and months and watch it increase the more you practice your touch typing and improve your skills. It’s also easily and quickly measurable. Set the timer for a minute and track progress when the timer goes off.

Using Games as Goals

An added bonus of tracking goals is that you can turn them into fun games. If you are in a classroom setting, you can use “first one to a certain number of words per minute gets a prize.” It will help keep your students motivated and on track. It is fun to use both winning and losing a game as motivation for your students, and you can help keep them on track with improving their touch typing skills by setting goals for them that are attainable based on past progress.


Everyone needs goals in life! You will find that whether you are learning or teaching how to touch type, you should set both short and long-term goals. At Typesy, we can help you set goals to meet your needs!

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Getting Your Students Excited To Learn

From toddlers to teenagers, getting students actually excited to learn has been a dream for almost every teacher. With normal lessons and outdated software, it can be very difficult to get students logged onto a computer for more than five minutes without getting bored or distracted.

Instead of using complicated software to try and teach children essential skills like typing, new and innovative approaches have been created by typing experts. At Typesy, they have found a way to make learning to type fun for students. By combining a mix of relevant typing skills and activities to keep students engaged, Typesy can have students learning to type effectively with just a few minutes every day. Typesy is unique in its usage because students can learn with the software in small groups or during a full class learning session. Typesy puts the power in the hands of the teacher to help students thrive.

Besides the interactive learning and activities, Typesy also offers relevant typing material for students. Gone are the days of type nonsense sentences with new software allowing for relevant typing material that span across the entire core curriculum. Stop wasting time with boring and hard to use software and look to Typesy to get your students hooked on learning!

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The Difficulties of Teaching Typing

Every year, more and more students across the world are being exposed to a world where using the internet effectively is an essential skill. To get kids ready for the future, it is the job of teachers to get their students ready for the online world. But where does this all start?

Students are eager to learn how to get their hands on the exciting world online but helping them learn how to type and use their navigation effectively is a serious challenge. With traditional typing software, children are often easily bored and get confused with software that is difficult for even an adult to understand. When choosing how to teach typing to students, you want a software that is easy to use for the teacher and helps give every student activities that are centered around their unique learning styles.

With the Typesy software, students all over the world can now get the typing instruction they need with ease. Typesy provides students with all of the resources they need to succeed in the classroom by offering transdisciplinary content unlike the competition. Students learning with Typesy will be prepared to take on any typing challenge and will feel proud of what they have learned.

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Typesy Feature Update: Add Text Within Exercise

Many people are unaware that Typesy is a great learning software to help people learn how to type the proper way. If you are an existing Typesy user, you may not be aware of all the updates that have occurred. One is the add text option during an exercise. This update will help both students and teachers.

What Changed With the Update?

Before the update, you would not be able to add text when you were inside the Select Exercise option. You can now add text easily within this option. Plus, as an admin, you can add text and select new texts much easier when you are creating a test and/or assignment.

How to Use the New Feature Update

In order for you to use this update, you must log in to your Typesy account. When you are within an exercise you should see a button that says +New. This is the button you will use to add texts. When you click this and type your words, they should be displayed almost instantly and automatically. It should show up and be selected as well.

As a teacher, you can create assignments and tests much easier with this new update. Selecting texts and changing them has been made much easier with this update. Plus, students can also select or add texts easier as well.

Why Use Typesy?

This program is going to help you understand how to properly type so that you are not pecking at the keys. The internet is changing and the computer is becoming part of the work environment. Did you know that some workplaces will not accept people if they are slow at typing? It is true. That is why you should use Typesy. It will help you learn how to type fast and correctly.

Typesy is a way for you to learn how to type and be more efficient. It will save you time and earn you money if you know how to type. Plus, you will be up-to-date with the changing times.

Not to mention, Typesy is one of the only modernized typing programs that will combine the fun of video games and typing exercises so that it is easy to learn without having to drag on the content. Learning is always more fun when it is interactive and when there are step-by-step guides to help you get the task done.

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The Science of Teaching Typing

Touch typing is a crucial skill that students must learn before they enter the worlds of high school or college. Most middle schools offer a class that teaches students how to properly type. Despite some unpopular opinions, typing teachers are a commodity in education and they have an important role in preparing our children for the real world.

The ultimate goal of touch typing is to achieve an automatic and accurate understanding of writing using a keyboard. Our students have to learn to type without having to think about where the keys are on a keyboard. This takes a significant amount of time and there is a science behind how it is done.

Our students achieve this automatic understanding through what is called muscle memory. They learn to remember where their fingers go and then they can simply type based on how they remember where their finger should hit the next key. As the students achieve muscle memory, they begin to use different areas of their brain rather than having to think about locating keys, they can think about what to write next.

While touch typing is a crucial part of the middle school experience, it is also a skill that kids will use for a lifetime.

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Why Typing Should Be Taught in School

Typing is an essential life skill that creates well-rounded children who are ready for the world for which we are preparing them. After all, from sending emails to filling out job applications, the real world requires a great deal of typing proficiency for adult survival.

Aside from real-world applications, typing is also a skill that is essential for a child’s success in school. Not only will children who go to college use a computer for most of their assignments in college, they will also likely use a computer for state testing assignments which makes the school look more successful.

Typing is one of the standards required for teaching in schools that have adopted the Common Core State Standards. Even states who have not adopted the Common Core State Standards have a standard that involves typing proficiency. If this is the case in your state, then it is imperative that your students achieve proficiency in typing.

If we want our children to become well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the world ahead of them, then they need to have a firm grasp on typing skills. Typing will improve job skills and career opportunities for students.

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Touch Typing Ergonomics

As computers and typing have taken over the world, so has a rise in computer overuse injuries like carpal tunnel. If you are going to be doing a lot of typing in your life, in school, at home, or at work, it is important to learn what the best touch typing ergonomics are so you can prevent injuries from typing.

Wrists and Fingers

Your wrists and fingers will take the brunt of your efforts while you are touch typing. If you are typing for hours, you could find yourself cramping. Make sure you are typing on the right keyboard and with the right mouse. If you work in a corporate setting, your company might have special ergonomic keyboards and mice available for you to use that will put less strain on your hands and fingers than normal equipment. At a minimum, make sure you are taking frequent breaks and mixing in some tasks that do not require typing, like a phone call or a meeting.

Eyes should be looking at the top of your screen

You want your monitor and chair to be set up so the top of your screen lines up with your eyes. This puts the least amount of strain on your eyes, neck, and shoulders. If it is not at the right height, you will find yourself hunched over, which is going to injure your neck and shoulders. You also want to minimize glare.

You want your wrists, elbows, and keyboard to be on the same plane, forming a 90-degree angle with your upper arms.

Sit the right distance away from the Monitor

Make sure you do not set your chair height up so that you are sitting right on top of your monitor. Being the right distance away from your screen will help your eyes, neck, hands, shoulders, and basically will have you feeling better.

Typically you want to sit between 20 and 40 inches away from your monitor, and that varies depending on your height and the size of the monitor you are working with.

Do not forget to Stretch your Legs

At a minimum, you should at least periodically get up and walk around the office. You need to keep blood flowing and circulating throughout your body. Make sure you are getting up and walking around at least once an hour, preferably more.

You might want to consider getting a standing desk, or a flexible desk that you can either sit or stand at. You will find your joints and body are happier if you spend less time sitting.

Some Stretches to Incorporate

You could get in the habit of regularly stretching your muscles that are used when you type a lot. Try by stretching your wrists and fingers before you get into a long period of touch typing.

To stretch your wrists, this is a really simple stretch you can do. Simply hold your arms out in front of you, spread your fingers out as far as you can, and hold for five seconds. Relax for 30 seconds, and repeat that process three times. There are a lot of easy stretches you can do right at your desk to encourage blood flow, and some of them really are not that hard to do!


When you are thinking or the right ergonomics while you are touch typing, it might be natural to focus on your wrists and hands as it feels like they take the brunt of the exertion. Wrists and hand exercises are important and you absolutely should do them. But, do not forget to sit up straight, make sure your monitor is at the right height, and do some exercises to get the blood flowing to your legs regularly.

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