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January 21, 2009

There's a good typing program that is a bit buried in the interface. It is Tuxtyping. You can find it by choosing the "learning" tab, then pick "language." From there, click "typing."  There's another buried typing program in the "learn" tab, called "Kid's Game." Once you click on it, choose the icon of a cat holding a keyboard and mouse. After clicking the cat, choose the keyboard icon. You'll find typing games under there too. You can exit the program by clicking on the icon of a monitor displaying a moon and stars on the bottom row. Also, to turn sound off, hold the "Fn" key and press F7. F8 and F9 will lower/raise the sound level respectively. Hope that helps.

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October 20, 2008

Here are two sites that support the learning of keyboarding skills. Keybr is a web 2.0 application that gives students a choice of three levels to choose from for a quick practice session. BBC Schools Dance Mat Typing resembles commercial products for teaching typing to young people, at the low-low price of free! It has several levels, instructs students in finger placement, and provides entertaining feedback during lessons to hold students' interests. Use the first for quick practice and the second for initital instruction. Use them both to have your students typing 50 wpm in no time.

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