What are some games or activities that you can incorporate typing?
Upload and integrate curricular materials and classroom assignments for typing exercises. Have students type age-appropriate fiction stories from language arts, and nonfiction content from science or social studies. Or include materials connected to seasons, holidays, sports events, and school activities. Or ask elementary students to type a letter to Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, or their favorite character in a book or movie. Ask older students to type a letter to their favorite musician or movie star. That way, students are typing more relevant content that engages them and reinforces their learning in other areas
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Luckily, any sort of typing practice is helpful when learning to touch type, so literally any activity involving computers can be used. That being said, students are unlikely to fully develop this skill without formal lessons also.
I would suggest first checking out all of the Typesy games, or perhaps you could create your own! You could host typing speed competitions or battle against your own high score. Or, consider playing ‘blindfolded’ by covering the characters on your keyboard and returning to the Typesy games - do you do as well when you can’t look at the keys?!
Just a little bit of creativity and the lessons feel like fun!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)