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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:56 pm 
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Hi

Anyone recommend a good app / game to get my DD to touch type properly on a keyboard rather than the one finger technique she uses currently?

DD's suggestion might be useful to do this summer....

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:16 pm 
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Hi Octsmum,

DD learnt to type using a free program on BBC’s website. It had a dancing theme that might be too young for your DD now (though my DD, now 15, expressed a certain nostalgia)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z ... es/z3c6tfr

Alternatively I was recently recommended these two typing programs by an EdPsych. I haven’t had a look at them yet so I know nothing more about them:
2Type: (http://www.2simple.com)
(After a bit of investigation it looks as though the 2Type instruction is part of their Purple Mash subscription service, and may be aimed at 5-7 year olds. :oops: )
EnglishType Senior: (http://www.englishtype.com) Has versions for children and adults but has a one off charge.

I’m going to get my DD to practise touch typing with a computer game called Epistory: a typing chronicle which supposedly encourages faster typing but you may have to have the basics first. Still looking into this myself for the summer.

HTH
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Edited for typos and again for links and additional info.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:03 pm 
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Thank you, much appreciated. I'll go check those out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:21 pm 
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Speedtypingonline seems a good way to practice (and matches with the monotonous way I learnt!). The initial training has to be repetitive to train your fingers to work autonomously.


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