I was wondering if anyone new of a great website for monitoring student's typing skills.?

The software I have now is getting really outdated, and I can't help but think that there is an online version out there, perhaps even for free.

Thanks,

Phil

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I am not familiar with this site (keybr.com) but just read about in one of my newsletters. Hope it helps.

http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/digital_passports/2008/01/03/key...
We have recently finished a 30-day trial of customtyping.com and have been very impressed with it. The reporting features are amazing and I can assign homework to my students (grades 4-8) and have them practice keyboarding skills between weekly Computer Lab classes. We plan to launch it for all grades 3-8 this Fall. It is not free, but I feel it is quite reasonably priced.
I actually checked out the pricing on this one. I just thought it was too much money. I am one of those guys who like for everything to be free;-)
A couple of free typing tutor tools on the web -

http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

-Shuchi
My students have really enjoyed Dance Mat (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/) and it is free!
Hi Phil,
Check out my typing links on my homework help page:

http://schools.u-46.org/index.pl?id=6487

Look for the keyboard icon. I hope this helps.

Greg
There as a GIANT discussion a year ago here at Classroom 2.0 on the merits (or not) of teaching keyboarding. You might find some other program ideas there.

The new choice of mine for students typing test is http://www.ratatype.com/typing-test/.

Furthermore, there are exercises and lessons at http://www.ratatype.com/#typing-tutor (after logging in) for students where you can track their performance (speed and accuracy).

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