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Weekend Websites: 25 Keyboarding Websites

Posted by on July 11, 2014

keyboardingIf summer is when your children are absolutely positively going to catch up on keyboarding, here’s a list of 32 keyboarding websites for all ages (be sure to view the full post–I have a free poster for you):

  1. ABCYa–Keyboard challenge—grade level
  2. Alphabet rain game
  3. Barracuda game
  4. Big Brown Bear
  5. Bubbles game
  6. Dance Mat Typing
  7. Finger jig practice game
  8. Free typing tutor
  10. Keyboard practice—quick start
  11. Keyboarding practice
  12. Keyboarding—lessons
  13. Keyboarding—more lessons
  14. Keyboarding—must sign up, but free
  15. Keyboarding—quick start
  16. Keybr–Online practice
  17. NitroTyping
  18. Online typing lessons — more
  19. Touch Typing Progressive Program
  20. TuxTyping
  21. Typing Club
  22. Typing Defense—fun word practice
  24.—a graduated course
  25. Web Institute Keyboarding for Kids

In case you’re not sure why you care about teaching keyboarding–or maybe your admin doesn’t care–here’s a poster you can refer to for ideas:


learn keyboarding


Click here for a keyboard curriculum.

Click here for keyboarding lesson plans.

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

updated 4-29-16

9 Responses to Weekend Websites: 25 Keyboarding Websites

  1. Dave Rave

    What is the best key board typing teaching method and why? How quick do the students learn? What speed do they achieve? Are students 100% Accurate? How is the performance measured?


    • Jacqui

      I favor a mixture of approaches–drill, games, online/software keyboarding tools, quizzes, exercises. A little bit of everything.

  2. Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

    Thank you Jacqui for this list of resources! I love your teaching keyboard poster – I needed this last week when I was trying to make an impression about this lifeskill!

    Thank you for the great info you provide!
    Carol – OT’s with Apps

    • Jacqui

      My pleasure, Carol. I realize making these posters helps me organize my thinking so probably does for others, too. Love your site.

  3. Cortney Steffens

    My district utilizes Qwertytown ( which is the only program I know of that incorporates the 21st century skills of communication and collaboration while learning necessary keyboarding skills. Students unlock the ability to communicate with classmates in a safe online environment through chat and email features when they have successfully completed levels. They offer a free trial too!

    • Jacqui

      Thanks for adding this information, Cortney. I’ve heard good things about Qwertytown–glad to have a personal perspective here.

  4. Graham East

    Typing Tournament Online is a new web service designed to teach children to type. It is suitable for use both at home and school and operates on Mac and PC computers, iPads and Surface and Android tablets. It is full of innovative features that combine to help children use the right fingers on the right keys and motivate them to learn. Uniquely it uses a bespoke on-screen keyboard to overcome the serious issues arising with the inbuilt soft keyboards on mobile devices. It uses a powerful combination of mastery learning, teaching sequences and games to motivate children to learn the vital skill of keyboarding. The fully featured school management system allows the importation of lists of children and has advanced reporting that put teachers in control. Typing Tournament Online is a truly revolutionary service that empowers children to learn the vital skill of 10 finger typing.

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