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Learn2Type: Online Typing Test

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.learn2type.com/home

Website Example: http://www.learn2type.com/typingtest/typingtest.cfm

More Ways

Computer(s), Internet access, projector

Activity Description

The free typing test and typing tutor on Learn 2 Type offers online typing lessons and tests. Assign beginning typists to use this free keyboarding Web site to learn how to type or more advanced keyboardists can practice their speed and accuracy.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the Web site is not blocked on the computers students will use.
  2. Go through the site to find activities appropriate to your students' abilities.

How-To

  1. Demonstrate for students how to use the Web site and do the activities by projecting from a classroom computer.
  2. For the typing test, students should go to the Web Site Example (above).
  3. Students type in the paragraph shown and select "Test Me!" They will be provided with a speed and accuracy evaluation.
  4. Students can be assigned to repeat the test on a daily or weekly basis and to record their improvement on a chart.

Teacher Tips

  • There is nothing to download. Students can learn to type with lessons or improve their typing by taking the typing speed test to check WPM or ten key speed.
  • No registration is required, but students can register and login to continue where they left off on previous typing exercises. With registration, test performances are recorded into one's account.
  • Users can sign up for free typing lessons . Facebook users can login with one click. See the Frequently Asked Questions ┬ápage if you have questions about the site.
  • The interactive typing exercises and tests in the tutorial automatically adjust to the user's individual skill level. The better a user becomes at typing, the more challenging the typing drills become.

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  • The site also has exercises for 10-key and the option of printing certificates, but the certificates do have a fee attached, per the site.

Levels

  • Beginning Literacy
  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced
  • All Levels

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
  • (0.2) Communicate regarding personal information

Basic Communication

  • (4.5) Effectively use common workplace tools and technology

Basic Communication

  • (7.7) Demonstrate the ability to use information and communication technology
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.