What to do next after mastering the basics?

What is the next step if students already mastered the basics?

Hi George,

After students have mastered technique basics, motivate them with carefully constructed competitions against themselves, in groups, or between classrooms. Stick with low- or no-stakes competition, designed for learning and fun. If you give prizes, make them things that the whole class can enjoy, like a poster on the wall saying their class won the last typing challenge.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi there, @georgebryan!

With the ubiquity of personal devices, I expect many typing teachers have students who are far beyond starting point. Luckily, when it comes to typing, there is no such thing as too much practice!

If a student has already developed proper touch typing technique, they can utilize class time to improve their accuracy, increase their WPM, or even offer one-on-one help to classmates who may be struggling. If a student has developed their own method of typing, test their speed, accuracy, and ability to type without looking. In all likelihood, relearning typing skills with the touch typing method will improve the student’s overall typing ability.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)