- letter or word recognition
- academic development
- personal growth
- using and applying technology
- applying information
Key Standards Supported
|L.11-12: Conventions of Standard English|
|L.11-12.2||Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.|
|W.9-10: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.9-10.4||Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)|
|W.9-10.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.|
|Range of Writing|
|W.9-10.10||Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.|
|Text Types and Purposes|
|W.9-10.2a||Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.|
|W.11-12: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.11-12.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.|
|Range of Writing|
|W.11-12.10||Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes|
|Text Types and Purposes|
|W.11-12.2a||Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.|
Teachers can upgrade to a premium account to remove ads and access additional assignments for a one-time fee of $7.99 per five students.
The TypingWeb Teacher Portal includes tools to help teachers track students' progress. Teachers can see what lessons students have completed or partially finished and monitor students in real time using the Student Radar, which shows them which students are online, to ensure they're staying on task. (Teachers need to make sure their computer clock is set to the correct time for the radar to function properly.)
Educators can also run reports for a week, day, or total use by lesson, test, or overall student scores and can view individual student stats, including typing accuracy and speed.
ProsUsers get effective typing instruction with detailed performance data and can work at their own pace.
ConsThere's no clear way for students and teachers to share knowledge; its structure doesn't really inspire a sense of teamwork among classmates.
Bottom LineTypingWeb provides clear, helpful instruction and practice; adding a way for teachers and students to interact would facilitate greater learning.
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Students can personalize their dashboard with nine designs and take lesson breaks to play fun, typing-based games with themes like zombies or carnivals. A Class Scoreboard ranks students, which may also motivate them to finish exercises.
Beginner- to advanced-level lessons, divided into digestible sections, offer speed drills, tips, and practice keying in numbers, punctuation, and other typing challenges. User progress is tracked and displayed.
An infrequently updated blog offers additional ideas for using the site. The site is available in seven languages, and users can access additional exercises with a paid subscription.
TypingWeb provides more than 30 free, informative typing lessons. Teachers can easily set up a classroom and create student accounts. Lessons extend from beginner to intermediate, advanced, and specialty levels; users start learning the home and top-row keys and eventually test their skills with more challenging practice exercises.
The system lets teachers easily track student progress. They can run reports based on lesson or test performance or use a real-time monitoring option to see how many lessons kids have completed. Students can also view their stats and get gross and net word-per-minute calculations (based on the overall words they've typed and the amount without errors), identify their problem keys, and see an accuracy score.Read More Read Less
The site's lessons reinforce a number of valuable typing skills, including adding punctuation, numbers, and capital letters. Students will also get practice typing the 300 most-used English words. TypingWeb also personalizes each student's experience by creating custom lessons based on the student's top five most troublesome letters. Sections include a wrap-up lesson at the end, and many introductions provide fingering and other tips.
TypingWeb also includes a fair amount of encouragement, which is a nice touch. Section introductions contain positive notes like, "You are making amazing progress!" For additional motivation, users also receive a trophy icon for completing lessons, stored in their virtual trophy case. There doesn't seem to be a way for teachers to directly send assignments to students through the site, which would be a nice addition. However, even without it, TypingWeb provides an ideal way for individual users to get comfortable using a keyboard.Read More Read Less
Teachers create a class account, and students can log in through their own portal. Kids can systematically work their way through the typing lessons and practice exercises, and teachers can make sure they're staying active by monitoring their real-time and overall progress.
The site seems to have been designed to encourage individual use; students will need to take some initiative to complete assignments and go back and repeat any they need more help on. And they may have to do it without much direct instruction from their teacher: The one thing the teacher dashboard is missing is a way to directly assign lessons to students. Teachers can review them to ensure the content fits into their lesson plan, but there's no one-click method to send the assignment out.Read More Read Less
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Field Notes Field Notes are reviews by teachers for teachers. In Field Notes, teachers rate products as well as share their hands-on experience with using the products in the classroom.
- Free, easy, colorful typing practice for students.1Amy C.
Animo Pat Brown High School
Los Angeles, CA5October 28, 2013
- Great typing practice and sophistication tool with data tracking, typing tests and individualized results. Teachers...Luis A.
P.S. 25 Bilingual
Bronx, NY4July 1, 2014
- TypingWeb provides a self guided tutorial for students to improve typing proficiency.Robert L.
Spring Hill Junior High School
Akron, OH5March 5, 2014