Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Typing skills required

One of our brilliant students pointed out that with one computer and awful typing skills we are too slow to get our work published. I suggest we use a typing tutor programme to get our skills up to speed. Does anyone know of a free one online? If so, please comment here with a link to the site.
:-)

12 comments:

The Other Boy said...

I think http://www.typingweb.com/ seems pretty good, there is abunch more you have to sign in for if you google it though. :) :) :) :) :)

Bubbles said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
This website we used all the time last year when I was in a laptop class and its really easy to use or you go on to google and type in Dance mat typing and click on the first one!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

QueenBead said...

For the Acc. Nov. I cant find the page of a particular quote (I haven't got the book at home) do i still need to put the page?

MrWoody said...

Well done OtherBoy and Bubbles. Thank you for your diligence.

Excellent that you are considering such factors in your accordion novel, QueenBead. Superb! Just do your best.

Justine said...

Hello Woodmonstas...
I recommend that you all have a go at the Dancemat typing programme available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ I see Bubbles recommends this too... You will find it a lot of fun... but remember try not to cheat and look down at your hands. In the upcoming school hols you could do this at home and in no time you will be a dancing along the keyboard, producing your wonderful work a lot faster.
cheers
Mrs Driver pakurangaheights.school.nz

horseluva4 said...

My dad last year downloaded a typing tutor but I can't remember what it was called. You can just search typing tutor on google and it will appear. I do know that it helped me a lot in just 3 weeks.

Dreamenchantress said...

Well mr.woody, one other way you could do this is to get them to go onto a online chat game (like runescape, cause it rules)that way they have fun and since they would always type they will do it faster (typing)because they would always want to reply back. if u are going to use runescape u could make a clan for ur class and chat like u do on the blog and meet intrsting people on there as well and learn things of them, isn't that the way u like things mr.woody?

pinky said...

I suppose you should just search free typing test on the internet? It would surely come up with some relevant things!

Winged Hussar said...

Dreamenchantress... Runescape is fail. i found this really good touch typing thing but it ws only a triaal, the full thing costs money. i agree with pinky

Bubbles said...

How we learnt to not look at our hands was we put a piece of material or a teatowelover our fingers it realluy worked

Drumbledoor said...

yes i agree with bubbles- dance mat typing helped me a lot.
when you have finished each level you get a certificate that you can print out

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Little Miss Room 18 said...

The dance mat typing game was really helpful!