Improve Your Typing Skills

Whether you are just learning to use computers for the first time or have been using them for years, one skill that we all need is to type quickly and not just to pick at the keys one by one.  It’s not just useful for our personal use but it’s an important job skill too.

Let me show you two websites that can help you type faster and more accurately.

1. The GCF  (Goodwill Community Foundation) Typing Tutorial

GCF Screen Capture by M.Yanez

GCF Screen Capture by M.Yanez

GCF Screen Capture by M.Yanez

GCF Screen Capture by M.Yanez

 

 

 

The tutorial has a Learn and a Practice mode. The “Learn” mode allows you to learn a pair of keys at a time. You can then use “Practice” mode to use  those keys and keys you learned earlier to build up to words and sentences.You can practice as many times as you need. The focus here is accuracy not speed.

 

2. Free Typing Game  website

FreeTypingGame.net Screen Capture  by M.Yanez

FreeTypingGame.net Screen Capture by M.Yanez

This site also offers free lessons that you can customize to your goals. Like GCF, you can keep learning a new pair of keys but here you can set your own goal of how fast you want to type them  ( 5 , 10 ..etc words per minute).     But now comes my favorite part of this site… GAMES!

FreeTypingGame.net Screen Capture  by M.Yanez

FreeTypingGame.net Screen Capture by M.Yanez

 

 

 

 

You can choose many different games that help you practice your keys.   I really like the Trick or Type game with it’s Halloween theme….. it’s perfect for this time of year. You have to type the words correctly and quickly to get the candy.

 

Both these sites are links that can be found in our “Learning About Computers” page on our blog. You may be playing your favorite typing game a lot so I’ve also placed a  second quick link to it on the left side bar.

Write a comment to let me know if you like these sites or if you have another favorite typing practice website.

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