Release Announcement:

New features are available now!

We've added a number of new features! Data-lovers will enjoy many robust reporting tools that have been added to both the student and teacher view. Students of all ages will love typing original animated stories. Spanish speakers can learn touch typing in their own language. And much more. TypingClub has something new for everyone!

Three New Games

Your students will improve their typing skills as they help our ninja fend off various creatures in our new games. Whack-a-Monster is a new game that focuses on typing individual characters, while Bubble Burster and Apple Thieves focus on full words.

How it works: Much like before, our games act exactly like lessons. You can customize the text and requirements. All three games will be added to Typing Jungle, but you must first update your copy of Typing Jungle.

Advanced Reports

We have carefully crafted a series of new charts and reports to help you gain better insight into your students' progress and typing proficiency. You can assess each student's individual strengths and weaknesses in comparison to their class, grade, school, or district. Moreover, students are now able to easily identify their problem keys.

How it works: The new reports will appear in the section they are relevant to. For example, class reports are broken into two sections: overall class stats are on the main Manage Class tab, while lesson plan stats are listed under each lesson plan's tab.

Improve Accessibility +
Voice Narration

We have taken another major step towards becoming more accessible. Students can now master touch typing with their favorite screen-reader. We support ChromeVox for Google Chrome users, VoiceOver for Mac, and Microsoft Narrator. Furthermore, the new voice narration setting will narrate the text as students type.

How it works: Students have the ability to turn on and customize voice-over by clicking the speaker icon in their settings. Students must first select a lesson to access these settings. Some of the options students can choose are the voice and the level of narration, as well as the volume, speech rate, and pitch.

Type in Spanish

TypingClub offers a whole new lesson plan in Spanish. The lesson plan is carefully crafted to reflect the Spanish culture, help students improve the typing of commonly used patterns in Spanish, and learn interesting facts from around the world. The entire interface is available in Spanish, too.

How it works: The Spanish lesson plan will be available for you to install in your account on the Lesson Plans tab. You can then assign it to classes as you desire. Students will also see the option to change their TypingClub interface to Spanish.

One-hand typing lesson plan

Our new lesson plans for right/left hand typing do not follow the traditional pattern of teaching home, top, and bottom row. Instead, they teach the keyboard in a pattern radiating out from the inner circle. They also provide video instructions, games, and lessons to provide a unique resource for one-handed typing.

How it works: Each one-hand typing lesson plan will be available for you to install in your account on the Lesson Plans tab. You can then assign it to classes as you desire. Remind students to move their keyboard to the side in order to comfortably rest their hand on the home base keys: FGHJ.

Dvorak

Ever wondered if typing with a Dvorak keyboard really is faster, or what Dvorak is? You can now try it with a new lesson plan designed specifically for Dvorak Simplified Keyboard. August Dvorak completely redesigned the commonly used QWERTY layout because he believed there was a better way. Now you can find out for yourself!

How it works: The Dvorak lesson plan will be available for you to install in your account on the Lesson Plans tab. You can then assign it to classes as you desire. The lessons follow the familiar pattern of teaching the home, top, and bottom rows.

Tricky Words

Your students can work on their language skills while they improve their typing with our new Tricky Words lessons. These new Typing Jungle lessons are designed to help students with spelling, homonyms, and commonly confused words.

How it works: The new lessons have been added directly to Typing Jungle. Simply update your EdClub managed copy of Typing Jungle. To allow room for the new lessons, some original lessons from Typing Jungle have been removed. Please note that by updating your copy of Typing Jungle, progress made on those lessons will be lost.

Common Patterns

Help your students improve their typing skills with our new Common Patterns lessons. In these lessons, students type the most frequent letter combinations repeatedly to build their muscle memory.

How it works: The new lessons have been added directly to Typing Jungle. Simply update your EdClub managed copy of Typing Jungle. To allow room for the new lessons, some original lessons from Typing Jungle have been removed. Please note that by updating your copy of Typing Jungle, progress made on those lessons will be lost.

Coming Soon!

Animated Story Typing

This brand new experience will guide students through an animated story while they are typing it. It will give students the sensation of writing a short story while they work on improving their typing skills. This release includes two engaging, original stories, with many more to come!

How it works: Each story is a self-contained lesson plan that you can install and assign to classes as desired. The stories are broken down into several lessons so that students can practice and progress through the narrative at their own pace. This feature will become available toward the end of May, 2017.

Coming Soon!

EdClub iPad App

We have updated our iPad app to support all of the awesome new features that we offer on our desktop site. The updated iPad app will be available in the AppStore in mid-late May, 2017.

How it works: If you are already using our iPad app, please update it to experience the latest version. If you are new to our iPad app, search for EdClub in your App Store. After a one-time setup where you enter your school code (the first part of your account's URL before '.typingclub.com'), the app will remember your school. Students can then log in using SSO or a username and password.

We hope you enjoy the new additions to TypingClub, and if you have any questions regarding the release, you are more than welcome to leave a comment below or send us an email at support@typingclub.com.