I’m taking the rest of the week off. While I’m gone I’ll be republishing some of the most popular posts of the year so far.
There is not a shortage of typing games available on the web (find 700 of them right here). Most of those games are based on rote practice and patterns. That’s why I was intrigued when the Support Real Teachers Twitter account tagged me in a post about a new typing practice site that wasn’t just a big collection of animated games. That site is called TypeLit.io.
On TypeLit.io you can develop your typing skills while reading classic literature. The way it works is that you pick a classic work in TypeLit’s library and then start typing the text that you see on the screen. TypeLit provides you with feedback about the accuracy and speed of your typing.
As you can see in my demo video, TypeLit will let you pick a chapter of a book to type or you can type through the whole thing. You can use TypeLit without an account. But if you do create an account you can save and resume your progress.
Applications for Education
TypeLit.io isn’t going to replace “traditional” typing instruction. That said, it could be a place for middle school and high school students to practice their typing skills while reading some classic literature.