Ed Tech w/ Mr.DeBoyace

Why Teach Typing?

Although our tech devices are progressively going mobile, keyboards are getting smaller, and voice-recognition is becoming amazingly better - touch typing is still relevant.

Here at Cherry Valley-Springfield, we've decided that touch typing is a relevant-enough skill to incorporate it into the Middle School curriculum. We see it as a positive skill that will be beneficial for students in their future education, job search and any computer-related activities.

Schools labor over creating efficient and effective hand-writers. We ensure that students know how to properly write and hold a pencil - and the same should be said for computers.


The oft-cited benefits of touch-typing include:

  1. You'll Stay Focused - without having to stare at your fingers.
  2. Improve Productivity and Save Time - speediness is a wonderful thing.
  3. Improves Health - by promoting good posture and positive computer habits.

TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels.
TypingWeb includes entertaining typing games, typing tests, and free official typing certification.

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