Typing Helps

Typing is an important part of our world today and students should begin early to practice this skill.  Below are some resources to help our students learn and practice typing.

Online Program

Keyboarding Online

Utah Online offers Keyboarding Online to students who would like to work on their typing skills.

Online Resources

Typing Lesson and Practice Websites

Dance Mat Typing
Free Typing Games
Free Typing  Lessons
Free Typing Tests
Typing Web
Touch Typing Program
Learning Games for Kids

Timed Typing Tests

Typing Web
Free Typing Game
Learning Games for Kids

USOE Keyboarding Standards for Students

Grades K-2 

  • Students will be introduced to touch keyboarding techniques and correct fingering.
  • Mouse-driven software is recommended for K-2 students.

Grades 3-5 

  • Students will learn touch keyboarding techniques, with emphasis on correct fingering.
  • Students will achieve a minimum of 25 words per minute by the end of 5th grade.

Grades 6-8 

  • Students will use proper touch keyboarding techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of basic word processing functions and
  • Students will develop composing skills at the keyboard.
  • Students will achieve a minimum of 35 words per minute by the end of 8th grade.

Grades 9-12

  • Students will exhibit keyboarding competency in other curriculum areas.
  • Students will successfully complete the Computer Technology graduation requirement.