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Sense-Lang: Typing Tutorials

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website Example: http://www.sense-lang.org/typing

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access, projector, speakers/headphones

Activity Description

This site offers free tutorials and games to learn touch typing. They also offer typing tests for practice.

Preparation

  1. Preview site and try various tools.
  2. Decide which ones will meet your student's needs. Print copies of the Example Document - Typing worksheet (above) for student use.

How-To

  1. Be aware that there is a bit of advertising on the site. Teach students how to avoid the advertising if they are not Internet savvy.
  2. Discuss importance of learning to touch type.
  3. Demonstrate the different aspects of using the site.
  4. Handout the Example Document - Typing worksheet.
  5. If students do not know how to type, begin with the Keyboarding tutorials or the Animated Typing Tutorials. The Animated tutorials may take a while to load since it appears the files are large, so just be aware of that.
  6. If they know how to type already and just need to improve their speed, they might start with the typing Test. Then they might try the Games to improve their speed and accuracy.

Teacher Tips

  • Make a chart showing skills improvement of students showing their number of words per minute.

Documents

Select subjects and subcategories

Electives

  • Intro to Computers
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.