What are some ideas you can give to properly conduct a typing class?
If you and your kids approach this learning experience like work, it will feel like work. Make a game out of it! Reward your students for progress, and use difficulties as an opportunity to get better.
Community Associate at Typesy
Make sure students know the measure of a proficient typist does not rely solely on the speed of their typing. Students should be focused on improving both their speed and accuracy. Also keep an eye on your already-proficient typists - even if they seem to be typing at a level above expectations for their age, it is worth making sure the student is using correct technique.
It is likely that students in your class will be at differing levels of typing proficiency. There are many ways to keep your advanced students engaged while you focus your attention on your struggling students. Consider hosting competitions for highest WPM or accuracy, allow your most advanced students to tutor less experienced classmates, or challenge your adept typists by blindfolding them or covering the letters on their keyboard. Having a few ideas up your sleeve will ensure your skilled typists don’t become bored and distracting to others who need time to practice.
Lastly, be sure to teach proper body posture, too! Given the amount of time students will spend typing over a lifetime, it’s crucial they develop good habits to avoid any potential for long term damage.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)