Use these Free Typing Tip Posters in your classroom or homeschool program to engage and motivate your students and help them learn the vital skill of touch typing. Kids who can type have a clear advantage in their ongoing education and in life.
Download these FREE Typing Tips posters to jazz up your classroom and help you to focus on teaching the crucial concepts that underpin good typing technique.
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Free Typing Tip Poster #4: Posture is important!
Is this you? – The don’t file
- Don’t slouch.
- Sit properly.
- Keep your back and neck straight.
- Don’t strain your eyes. Make sure you have proper lighting.
- Overhead lighting is best.
- Don’t stay glued to the computer for hours.
- Get up and walk around the room every 20 minutes. Give your eyes a rest and stretch your body.
Free Typing Tips Poster #11: Quirky QWERTY Facts 1
- The first 6 letters on the top row of the keyboard are QWERTY.
- The most frequently typed letters in English in order of popularity are ‘e’, ‘t’ and ‘a’.
- The spacebar is the most typed key on the keyboard being used between each word.
- The 10 most common words typed in English in order of popularity are: the, be, to, of, and, a, in, that, have, I.
- The word “qwertyuiop” which is the top row of the QWERTY keyboard, was the first word sent by email and now appears in the Oxford
- English Dictionary.
- When typing, the fingers travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 kms) for every 10,000 words.
Free Typing Tips Poster #12: Quirky QWERTY Facts 2
- When typing, slow and accurate is better than fast and sloppy.
- We measure typing speed in Words typed Per Minute (WPM).
- You have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs. Use them all on the right keys to be your fastest.
- Many people only use nine fingers when typing as they use only one thumb for the space bar.
- For poor typists, the second most commonly used key is the backspace key as it is constantly need to correct errors.
- A good typing speed is 40 WPM. With practice and by using the right fingers on the right keys most typists can achieve this speed.
Free Typing Tips Poster #13: Typing Timeline – The History of Typing
- 1440 Gutenberg printing press
- 1714 Henry Mill’s Machine for transcribing letters
- 1867 Prototype type writing machine
- 1873 Sholes and Glidden typewriter
- 1875 Remington No 1 typewriter
- 1877 Remington No 2 with QWERTY Keyboard
- 1935 IBM Electric Typewriter Model 1
- 1952 IBM Selectric with type ball
- 1976 Apple 1 computer
- 1978 Olivetti electronic typewriter
- 1984 IBM Model M Keyboard
- 2004 Typing Tournament CD version
- 2010 iPad 1
- 2016 Typing Tournament Online
Free Typing Tips Poster #14: Typing Speeds
WPM = Words per Minute. For the purpose of calculating typing speed it is commonly assumed that the average length of a word is 5 characters plus the space between words.
- 40 WPM: The speed most adult 10 finger typists can achieve
- 80 WPM: The minimum speed achieved by accomplished typists
- 150 WPM: The highest average typewriter typing speed maintained over 50 minutes by Barbara Blackburn
- 212 WPM: Barbara Blackburn’s peak typing speed
- 216 WPM: The world’s fastest recorded typing speed using a typewriter achieved by Stella Pajunas-Garnand
- 270 WPM: Peak speed often achieved by sprint typists in typing competitions using computer keyboards
Teaches Typing for Life
Typing Tournament Online is a complete, 10-finger typing course that teaches the vital skill of touch typing. Users can jump right in at their existing skill level and then progress at their own pace through 128 Lessons, Games & Drills. Progressively introduces the whole keyboard and actively promotes the use of the right fingers on the right keys. Uses a medieval tournament theme to engage students. Powerful management tools for parents and teachers. Ages 6 to Adult