User ID: Use your email address, alternatively your user ID is: students first and last names combined with no spaces. (Normally, but a few exceptions exist when names has already been taken)
Password: Password (with a capital P)
For more details: Instructions to login
Points to remember when touch typing:
- It is critical you login every time you practice. Otherwise your work will not be recorded and you cannot win prizes.
- Use you use your 'blind keyboard' every time you practice.
- Students can listen to music. The use of a playlist is encouraged, to avoid stopping to select a track.
Video for Typing explaining Home Row Keys. It's is very important your fingers always return to the home row.
Proof reading / correcting exercise
Word Document to complete the proof reading exercise.
Chrome Book Students
It is not possible to use Miroscosoft Word on a Chrome book. To complete the above exercise, students can work with a partner with a Microsoft machine.
Chrome helpful functionality for BOTH Microsoft and and Chrome book students
Students with a Microsoft machine can still use Google docs functionality. All students are advise to download the Read & Write Chrome extension featured in this video.
Google docs has similar helpful functionality when typing work. Take a look at this video to find out more.
While typing games are fun they are not sufficient to learn how to touch type.
They should be used as a reward for practising. Always try to beat you previous highest score.
Nitro Type This requires you to Sign up. We've entered an email address and have not had any spam as a result
Lesson #10 Letters only : No shift
Can you get on the Leader Board?
There are also games on Typing.com
The timed tests on Typing.com are hard as they include capital letters and punctuation. This is an easier timed test.
Do test yourself. That way you can see how much you have improved.
Typing Speed Test
We recommend taking the 1 minute test
Nessy's new typing timed test.
You need a valid email address to do this. If you don't have one of your own use firstname.lastname@example.org