Research shows that millennials (born between 1980-2000) spend more time on the Internet and engaged in computer activities than they do watching television. Keyboarding is an essential skill in this environment. Many school districts have yet to adopt a keyboarding program. This resource will assistance teachers in using Internet resources to develop keyboarding skills in the their students.
Take time to explore the sites that provide a rationale for keyboarding. Begin with a course rather than a game. It is important to note that while keyboarding games can improve keyboarding speed, they won't teach students how to type correctly. Sequenced lessons are needed prior to engaging in games.
Peter's Online Typing Course This site is a complete course that provides an introduction and overview, principles for effective keyboarding, typing ergonomics, and finger placement. 18 interactive lessons and 8 exercises are available. A minimalist approach is used in the design of this course.
Barracuda Typing From the site: "Help barracuda keep its river clean. Type words into the box as they appear floating down the river. Barracuda will knock them out. It is a loosing battle and river will grow darker as barracuda slowly looses. When barracuda starts gaining, the river will get bluer."