Learning to type is an investment in your
career future for any person, and learning while you are young is an important
step to ensuring future success. No one could have imagined fifty years ago,
how important the Internet would be to our daily lives. Today, living without a
computer, or not knowing how to navigate the World Wide Web, sets you at an
automatic disadvantage. It is very important that children learn how to type,
use Email, use reference tools on the Internet, and handle office programs.
In today’s society, typing is one key to
getting a great job. Most jobs require some degree of computer work, and
knowing how to type quickly and efficiently will make you more marketable than
your fellow worker who simply “finger pecks” at the keyboard.
practice is the key to your typing success. To keep up with your new skills and
to improve your typing, you will need daily typing practice.
Unfortunately, I only get to see your
students for a half hour each week. Fortunately,
the typing program we are using, http://www.typing.com is
online and can be done at home! Your
student’s login is firstname.lastname255
(all lowercase) and their password is 1234.
Students, Click Here to Sign in and Begin Typing at typing.com!
If you have a computer with a keyboard at
your house, I ask that you add at least one typing lesson each day to your
student’s homework, and encourage them to type as often as they can. I have a series of prizes that will be
awarded weekly and monthly to the top typing students.