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keyboardingUpdated 6-5-16

If you’re worrying about preparing students for online assessments, here are a wide variety of resources that teach keyboarding–from games to drills to everything in between:

  1. ABCYa–Keyboard challenge—grade level
  2. Alphabet rain game
  3. Alpha Quick–how quickly can a student type the alphabet?
  4. Barracuda game
  5. Big Brown Bear
  6. Bubbles game
  7. Edutyping–fee-based
  8. Finger jig practice game
  9. Free typing tutor
  11. Keyboard practice—quick start
  12. Keyboarding practice
  13. Keyboarding—lessons
  14. Keyboarding—more lessons
  15. Keyboarding—quick start
  16. NitroTyping
  17. Touch Typing Progressive Program
  18. TuxTyping
  19. Typaphone–make music while you type
  20. Type Racer–compete against students around the world
  21. TypingArena–lots of games to teach typing
  22. Typing.IO–typing code for practice
  23. Typing Defense—fun word practice

learn keyboardingOnline typing test

  1. Ratatype
  2. Top Typing Test

By row

  1. Dance Mat Typing (only home row)
  2. KidzType
  3. Peter’s Online Typing
  4. Popcorn Typer
  5. Power Typing (more by key than row)
  6. Typing Home

 keyboarding stasgesGraduated programs

  1. All the Right Type–fee, aligned between home and school, all online
  2. Almena Method–online or download–promises fast results
  3. Edutyping
  4. Homeschool Keyboard Curriculum–includes student workbook, parent (teacher) manual, and video lessons
  5. K-5 Keyboarding Curriculum–includes teacher manual, student workbooks, and video lessons for students
  6. K-8 Keyboarding Curriculum–includes three-week immersion program (must request it, but it’s free)
  7. Keyboard Classroom--purchased software
  8. Keyboarding Online
  9. Learn to Keyboard–15 hours of video lessons–fee
  10. Middle School Keyboarding Curriculum–includes teacher manual, student workbooks, and video lessons for students
  11. QwertyTown–fee-based, well done
  12. Type Kids–graduated program of touch typing
  14. Type to Learn–fee, aligned between home and school
  15. Typing Tournament–with teacher dashboard; includes games; fee
  16. Typing Ace–fee-based program, online or software
  17. TypingAgent (fee)
  18. Typing Coach
  19. Typing Instructor–complete online program (fee)
  20. Typing Master
  21. TypingPal–fee
  22.—a graduated course
  23. Typing Club


  1. Typesy

For Special Needs

  1. Five-finger Typist–typing program for one hand (fee)
  2. Just my type–for keyboarding–free download
  3. One-handed typing (video)
  4. One-handed typing II (video)
  5. One-handed typing with a FrogPad
  6. Typing Training–special features for special needs

16 Responses to Keyboarding

  1. Adam

    Jacqui, as you asked I’m sharing the link here

  2. Chitra

    I’d like to find someone to come to my kids school and teach a keyboarding class in la. Do you know anyone?

    • Jacqui

      I don’t know anyone in Louisiana who could do that. I do have an online class for students–you can look at. It includes teachers manuals, student workbooks, and videos for students. Here’s the link. Please note: If you buy the student workbooks, you get the videos and teacher manuals for free.

      This is intended as a student-paced, student-directed keyboarding course that fits into any curriculum

  3. Mojtabai

    sorry! Los Angeles, California! Hollywood specifically!

    • Jacqui

      How funny–I read la as Louisiana!

      Can you provide a few details? There are kid’s tech groups who do that–for a fee. Are you looking for a teacher? A volunteer? During school or after?

  4. Chitra Mojtabai

    Thanks! I was looking for someone to come to our school in Hollywood and teach an after school class one day a week for some kids. I may have found someone. It’s just that they won’t do it if they are on their own, no matter how fun they make the games. And, no, not a volunteer. I found one tech group that I am researching now. Thanks!

  5. Marcel van de Wouw

    Hi Jacqui,

    Perhaps you like to add a link to my typing games at


  6. Paul Schorey

    Thanks for pointing me to your new site Jacqui, I love all the resources and links you have here! Again, here’s the website I’m developing for teachers and typing students to use:

    Thank you for considering adding it to your list!

    • Jacqui

      I already added it. I love finding keyboarding resources that teach one row at a time. Too often, programs start with home row and then it’s a free-for-all. Some teachers like more order in their instruction.

      You’ll see it on this list.

  7. jimmy backer

    i love
    this website

  8. David Kimball

    Here is a new resource:

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