Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Typing Coach Online Typing Course Review

The Typing Coach

I remember taking a typing class when I was in junior high. Back then, the class used manual typewriters, and if I made a mistake, I had to use either liquid white-out or those little white out tabs. I credit that class with my ability to type at a fairly fast rate without having to look at the keyboard. Today my children don't use manual typewriters, but they still need to know how to type. Keyboarding skills are a necessity in today's digital society. I was excited for us to have the opportunity to review The Typing Coach Online Typing Course created by The Typing Coach.


The Typing Coach

For this review, we received a one year subscription to the online typing course. This includes printable pdf files, audio and video instruction, and typing practice.

When we were first given the opportunity to review The Typing Coach Online Typing Course, my first thought was that Little Red could really use this course. My older children have used various typing instruction activities over the years, mostly in the form of games. Only one of them really learned well how to type using a game format; in fact, the other two older ones usually just get her to type their papers for them if they are in a hurry. I want Little Red to learn sufficient keyboarding skills so that 1) she doesn't need to have her sister type her papers and 2) she will be able to type quickly without looking at the keyboard - no hunting and pecking. Now that we have had the opportunity to review this course, I will have my older two who need more typing instruction to complete the course so that, hopefully, they can become more self-sufficient with a keyboard.

The first thing we did was print the student packet. From there, I had Little Red complete the Before and After Snapshot, which had her type as much of the Gettysburg Address as she could in 3 minutes. Needless to say, her "before" snapshot wasn't very good. I don't think she had a single line that didn't contain an error. In fact, according to Little Red, there wasn't a single word without a mistake. She definitely needed this course. LOL

Because she had so much trouble, we decided to use the slower paced lessons. The first lesson is having good posture. There are 2 audio files and 3 videos that taught her where to place her fingers, how to sit properly, and how to correctly position her keyboard. The rest of the lessons involved actual typing. Each of those lessons have accompanying pages in the student packet. These lessons include instruction in:
  • Home Row
  • Top Row
  • Bottom Row
These have audio lessons which include instruction in finger placement and practice moving fingers from the home row to the letters to be typed. 

I was very impressed with Little Red's improvement in the time she has used this course. She will continue to follow the lessons and practice so that she can increase her speed and accuracy in typing.

Little Red's Thoughts
This course helps people who are really bad at typing because it teaches us how to move our fingers and where our fingers need to be.

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