October 16, 2008

Practice Your Typing Skills with Keybr.com

Frequently, we are asked if the Library offers a typing class. We do not, but there are many free online services available to practice your typing skills.

One of these free services is www.keybr.com, a fantastic site that offers practice sessions for people who want to improve their typing skills.

From the site:
"Have you ever wished for a way to practice typing so that you may become a more efficient and capable keyboard jockey? Typing at the "speed of thought," perhaps? Enter Keybr, the flash based type instructor you've been waiting for.

Keybr is very straight-forward. You can choose from three basic lessons that start with a certain number of keys on the keyboard, and then, as you progress through the lessons, more keys are added to the mix to make things a little tougher. As a nice touch, it keeps live track of all your mistakes and your words-per-minute (wpm), and even creates graphs of your performance."

Each time you go to Keybr, you will be presented with a couple of lines to type. The site will track your wpm speed as well as how many errors you make. Accessing the graphs that track your typing requires a free account with the site.

Go check out the site and get typing!

1 comment:

Aunt Lee said...

Keyboarding is an important skill for children -- that's why I created a website with typing games for my after-school group to use.

Over the years it's grown and now has over 60 typing games! And I just added a page of timed typing games and tests.

It's a kid-safe site -- I work hard to ensure that when links go to outside pages, those pages don't have inappropriate ads or links to non-educational games, and I update the site regularly.


Also, I just put up a unit on internet safety, with instructional video and an online quiz,


Thanks for your time,