Below are links to several keyboarding programs and web sites which would be helpful
to maintain and improve your child's keyboarding skills. Each program is
freeware and is designed to work on a Windows computer.
- Touch Typing
- Typing Tutor
- This program helps you improving your typing skills by playing a simple
game: characters are falling down the screen; you have to stop them before
they reach the ground by pressing the corresponding key on the keyboard.
- Tux Typing - 7.95 MB
- TypingMaster Typing Test verison 6.3 - 1.8MB
- Description from Download.com: TypingMaster Typing Test is a free, full-featured
typing tester for Windows. After warming up with enjoyable typing games,
you can evaluate your typing skills with any of the several test texts,
or add your own. You can also view your personal test result history and
print out test diplomas. Program has multiuser support and four games. In
addition this package contains several features of TypingMaster Pro typing
tutor such as the touch typing course (3 free lessons) and a full Numeric
- Bruce's Unusual Typing Wizard version 1.3.1 - 565K
- Description from Download.com: Bruce's Unusual Typing Wizard is cleanly
constructed software to learn and practice typing. It is designed to accommodate
both beginners and experienced typists who are looking to gain speed or
accuracy. This software also has a unique algorithm, which is able to
detect if a user is typing slightly off and adjust the typing position.
This eliminates frustration of typing many mistakes when a letter is omitted
or added. A game is also included, in order to help practice unusual letter
combinations. Multiple users are supported and each stores its own statistics.
The user can change the text that is used to practice typing, in order
to practice something more familiar, if that is desired. This feature
can also be used to input a different language to practice. The onscreen
keyboard and the game can also be modified to accommodate any Western
language or keyboard layout.
- Senslang Touch Typing 1.0 - 278K
- Description from Download.com: Senslang Touch Typing uses a large keyboard
and when you strike the wrong key, animation will show you where the key
is and which finger to use. For beginners, lessons start with the letters
F and J and continue to teach all other letters. Please note that you
have the option to use your own text for practicing. Just copy any text
from wherever you like (sites, word processor, etc) and practice the text
guided by the program. When you strike the wrong key, the program will
show you how to touch-type each letter.
- MaxType Lite Typing Tutor 1.5 - 1.95MB
- Description from Download.com: MaxType Lite is a multifunctional typing
tutor. This program allows you not only to test and practice your typing
skills with any TXT file, but also to print out your test diplomas (statistical
data will give you the information of about 20 parameters of your typing)
and even replay the MTR-record file of your own typing. The built-in extreme
typing mode will help you increase your typing speed.
- SES Type - 1.2MB
- Description from Download.com: SES Type is a touchtyping tutor designed
for modern-day typing requirements - it is based primarily around accuracy,
rather than speed. Reducing the number of errors you make, and learning
to type without looking at the keyboard, makes using a computer more relaxing
as well as more efficient - touch typing is not just for secretaries!
- KP Typing Tutor - 610K
- Description from Download.com: KP Typing Tutor will help you learn finger
placement on the keyboard and build up your typing speed. A number of options
let you practice basic typing exercises, sentences, or longer pieces of
text. A virtual keyboard is displayed under the text, and it highlights
the key and finger that should be used. If you get tired of traditional
exercises, a typing game is available for a fun break. The practice contents
are adjustable by the user/teacher. The default password is "love."
- Analytical Eye Typing Tutor - 1.4MB
- Description from Download.com: Analytical Eye Typing Tutor is a program
designed to develop keyboard skills, and help in learning to type. Typing
Tutor has been enhanced with many options, including case sensitivity, backspace
support, and a colorful display. The program is suitable for all ages.
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