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20 Best Keyboarding Websites

The most common questions I get from parents and readers of my blog are about keyboarding. What is the best software? What are good online sites? How long should kids practice? When should children start typing in earnest? In this column, I’ll only deal with the second–what are good online websites.

I’ve kept track of this for ten years–adding sites, deleting the ones that didn’t measure up in the long term–and I now have a list of twenty I think are great. Check them out. Tell me if I’ve missed any.

  1. Big Brown Bear typing–great for grades kindergarten, first

    dancemat typing

    One of the most popular online keyboard sites with my students

  2. Typing Web–a log-in allows you to track progress
  3. Test Your Typing--see if you’re improving
  4. Keyboard challenge—adapted to grade level
  5. Keyboard practice—quick start
  6. Keyboarding Fingerjig—6 minute test of ability
  7. Keyboarding for Kids
  8. Keyboarding practice
  9. Keyboarding—alphabet rain game
  10. Keyboarding—barracuda game
  11. Keyboarding—bubbles game
  12. Dance Mat Typing — very popular with grades 3-5; lots of fun
  13. Keyboarding—full online course
  14. Keyboarding—games
  15. Keyboarding—lessons and speed quiz
  16. Keyboarding—lessons
  17. Keyboarding—more lessons
  18. Keyboarding—must sign up, but free
  19. Keyboarding—quick start
  20. Keyboarding—speed quiz

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7 thoughts on “20 Best Keyboarding Websites

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    • Your so welcome. These are kid-proven in my lab, although there are a few we haven’t gotten to often so if you have feedback–send it my way! Thanks, Sana!

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  3. Any particular site you can recommend for a 54 year old who’d finally like to be able to “type”? (My only regret in my education was not taking a typing course…but only the kids not going to college or in special ed got those lessons when I was in school. You’re probably too young to remember that!?!!)
    Thanks for compiling this list.
    By the way…keyboarding this message took me 2 1/2 days!!! (just kidding)

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