7th grade students at JH Classical Academy learn how to touch type. Typing constitutes one of a few ways that Academy teaches students how to use computers for research and academic writing. Touch-typing--typing without looking at the keypad--is one of the fundamental skills needed to use computers effectively in school.
Three benefits of touch typing are:
1. Speed--Students who touch type are up to ten times faster than untrained students. Touch typing ensures dramatically reduced homework times for essays and lab reports.
2. Accuracy--Students who touch type have fewer typos and require less proofreading.
3. Decrease Fatigue--Students who learn proper typing posture have less tension and fatigue when working on a computer.
After researching the various options on the market, JH Classical Academy's curriculum committee decided on the program Typesy. Typesy provides a clean, easy to use interface that teaches students in a step-by-step way. Students work at their own pace and can log in from any computer. The combination of muscle memory practice, games, and interactive content provide ample motivation.
7th grade homeroom teacher Miss McMillion says that, "The students are enjoying the challenge of typing. Some of them even log on to Typesy to practice at home after school. I'm seeing great improvement of typing speed and accuracy."
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