I take the rest of the week off. While I’m away, I’m going to republish some of the most popular posts of the year so far.
There is no shortage of typing games available on the web (find 700 of them here). Most of those games are based on excessive practice and patterns. That’s why I was intrigued when the Support real teachers Twitter account tagged me in a post about a new tiko practice site that was not just a huge collection of animated games. That website is called TypeLit.io.
On TypeLit.io you can develop your typing skills while reading classic literature. The way it works is that you select a classic work in TypeLit’s library and then start typing the text you see on the screen. TypeLit gives you feedback on the accuracy and speed of your typing.
As you can see in my demo video, TypeLit will let you select a chapter of a book to type or you can type the whole thing through. 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 is not going to replace “traditional” typing instructions. That said, it could be a place for middle and high school students to practice their typing skills while reading some classic literature.