Great interactive typing lessons for students.

Have you ever wished that you had a way to practice typing so that you could become a more efficient and capable keyboard jockey? Typing at the “speed of thought,” perhaps? Enter — the flash–based typing instructor you’ve been waiting for! is very straightforward. You can choose from three basic lessons that start with a certain number of keys on the keyboard, and then, as you progress through the lessons, more keys are introduced to the mix to make things a little tougher. As an added bonus, our software keeps track of all your mistakes and your words–per–minute (wpm) — and even creates graphs of your day–by–day performance.

But, things get even better! Once you have determined that the lessons you have completed have reached their maximum result, get ready to play with custom mode, where you can edit and personalize the text that you wish to practice! Very bare–bones, but oh, so functional.

Finally, to up the entertainment level of your typing lessons, you can import content from a web site or blog into to type it out.

Top 5 Sites to improve students typing skills

There are two schools of thought that think of typing as an actual skill that needs to be taught and refined and those that believe it is just something that evolves as your computer skills develop in general.  I am not so phased with typing as I probably should be but I have come across a few worthwhile sites that I will direct my students to have a play on to hopefully increase their skills on the keyboard in their own time.  Enjoy and I'd love to hear of any others you know of.

Bubbles Typing Game: 
Push your typing skills to their limits by playing the popular Bubbles typing game. In the game your goal is to burst the bubbles by pressing the corresponding key.

Free Typing Game:  A mix of typing games students will enjoy - A great little flash based tutorial site for the more advanced typer.

10 Finger Breakout:  10 Finger BreakOut is a REAL arcade game, in which you are escaping from invaders, shooting and trying to hit balls. This is no fake - you are playing BreakOut. (You are not just typing characters). With this free typing game you will have fun, but don't worry, by playing 10 Finger BreakOut you sure will be learning to type. Improve your typing skills with this free typing tutor - typing game.( you will need to download and install )

BBC Dance Mat Typing:  Meet the gang and learn to type.  Make your way through all 12 stages and you can be a top typist.

Virtual Piano for students: Great for Touch Screens


Use your mouse to play the keyboard. You can also play chords and add drum beats. Don't forget your earphones!  Tryour hand at composition or play long to the drum beats.  Check it out here.