Learning to Type with Chromebook
Time is one of the most valuable resources in our lives. Do you know how much time do you spend on typing a Facebook post, for instance? There are two great apps for your Chromebook that will definitely help you save precious minutes, no matter what you do with a computer. All of us write messages, emails, tweets, reports or essays. With no doubt typing skill is an essential part of computer literacy and everyday life for adults and for kids.
It used to take at least a minute to type a name with two fingers. Luckily that time has gone long ago. Now there is an alternative - touch typing with all ten fingers without even looking at the keyboard. How to learn it? The first application called KTouch really knows the answer.
It’s a typing tutor specifically designed to gain and improve touch typing skills. The app has an effective set of typing lessons and exercises. You can use any free moment to work on typing speed and accuracy wherever you have your Chromebook and Internet connection. All your results are saved in statistics so you can easily track your progress.
The other app, Klavaro, buids your competence in typing in four stages. First, you learn positions of the keys and fingers “assigned” for typing each symbol. Then you work on adaptability, speed, and fluidity of your typing. As the result, you will be able to type the whole paragraphs quickly, rhythmically and without misprints. Amazing, isn’t it?
Besides, Klavaro supports many languages, different keyboard layouts and allows to import your own texts for typing practice.
By the way, Guinness World Records states that the fastest time to type a text message on a touch-screen is 18.19 seconds. Can you beat that with your keyboard? Here is the text :
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Have your beaten the record yet? No? Then you can use both of these typing tutors online to work on your typing speed. Good news is that to use this software no download is needed. Now you have everything to start improving your typing right away!