Get Students Thinking on Their Feet with This Typing Game

September 4th, 2017 by Mike Gecawich

I spend much of my work day at a computer writing emails, product proposals, or blog entries.

Nearly all of this typing is done off the top of my head, and often in a rush.

Even as someone who’s been typing their whole life, my fingers can’t always keep up with the ideas I want to get down on the page.

When students are learning to type, much of the exercises they practice involve copying text that’s already in front of them.

While this is important and valuable practice for novices, it isn’t necessarily the most authentic practice for how students will end up using typing later in life.

A good way to mix up the way students practice? Incorporate a fun activity that requires students to think on their feet and type with speed and accuracy, much like they’ll need to do in the workplace.

In Typing Scattergories, students will need to think quickly and type even faster all while organizing their thoughts in a coherent way.

Not only is it great practice, but it’s a surefire way to bring some fun into this week’s typing time.

Ready, set, go!

typing game

3 responses to “Get Students Thinking on Their Feet with This Typing Game”

  1. Pat says:

    We have also been going to a website called Story Starters . The students love it and it gives them a topic that they must write about. Its also fun to share the strange stories that they create.

    • Mike Gecawich says:

      That’s great! I’ve been meaning to write a post about using story starters as a typing activity, so thanks for the tip!

  2. Samm Gann says:

    So, I’m not sure how I feel about EduTyping.I have an E2020 class and it works fairly well, but this site doesn’t seem to be working the same as E2020. I cannot find any hands on lessons that I would have to type out. Can anybody give me some advice on this please?

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