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Computer Keyboarding Maintenance

Lisa Richards, Educational Outreach Writer

People used to only be able to use a notepad and pencil to write letters that were sent through the mail. It usually took a couple of days to a few weeks to receive those letters. In today"s world, though, people can send an email or text message in a matter of seconds to their family and friends. However, this can only be done if the person sending the message knows how to use a keyboard. A keyboard contains all of the letters of the alphabet, numbers, symbols, and even commands that allow the user to write understandable messages. The ability to communicate using a keyboard is known as typing. Typing is one of the most valuable skills a person can learn, especially at a young age. In fact, it is very important to learn how to type to succeed in today"s world. Take advantage of all of the useful resources listed below to begin your keyboarding journey today.

Lessons

Games

  • Type for Gold: Master your typing skills while playing for the gold in this interactive game.
  • Keyboard Climber: Use your keyboarding skills to help the monkey get to the top fast. (Requires Flash)
  • Horse Racing Typing: Type out the word as fast as you can to win the horse race. (Requires Flash)
  • Keyphant: Key in the right letters and watch the circus elephant perform crazy tricks.
  • Typing Race: Type the letters to keep your car in the race.
  • Keyman: Earn the highest amount of points while avoiding the ghosts in this typing version of Pac-Man.
  • Balloon Typing Game: Type the correct letters to pop the balloons before the reach the top. (Requires Flash)
  • Nitro Type Racing Game: Win first place against other racers practicing their typing skills.
  • QWERTY Warriors: Type the words and hit Enter to kill your enemies. (Requires Flash)
  • Spellerz: Type the words on the spacecraft to destroy it.
  • Cup Stacking: Stack and unstack the cups by typing the characters on them.
  • Falling ABCs: Type the falling alphabet before the letters hit the water.
  • Key Seeker: Type the letters to see some cool pictures.
  • The Typing of the Ghosts Game: Destroy the ghosts by typing the words on them. (Requires Flash)

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