Typing Helps

Typing is an important part of our world today and students should begin early to practice this skill.  Below are some resources to help our students learn and practice typing.

Online Program

Keyboarding Online

Utah Online offers Keyboarding Online to students who would like to work on their typing skills.  This is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.   

Contact your teacher to sign up for this program.




Online Resources


Typing Lessons and Practice Websites 

Dance Mat Typing
Free Typing Games
Free Typing  Lessons
Free Typing Tests
Typing Web

Touch Typing Program
Learning Games for Kids




Timed Typing Tests

Typing Web
Free Typing Game
Learning Games for Kids


More Resources



Keyboarding Standards

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) has set standards in keyboarding.  The following standards come right from their web site:

Grades K-2
  • Students will be introduced to touch keyboarding techniques and correct fingering.
  • Mouse-driven software is recommended for K-2 students.
Grades 3-5
  • Students will learn touch keyboarding techniques, with emphasis on correct fingering.
  • Students will achieve a minimum of 25 words per minute by the end of 5th grade.
Grades 6-8
  • Students will use proper touch keyboarding techniques.

  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of basic word processing functions and proofreading.        

  • Students will develop composing skills at the keyboard.
  • Students will achieve a minimum of 35 words per minute by the end of 8th grade.