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Mouse and Keyboard Resources
The resources below are especially for beginners who need help with these
basic skills. However, some of keyboarding activities are great for improving
typing speed and accuracy, and the games are a lot of fun!
Some really good online, free web sites for learning to type on a computer keyboard:
Also very good:
the Keyboard - Click on a any key to learn its function and
see instructions on its use.
- Typing Tutorial-
This series of 6 "slides" explains how to use your mouse and
keyboard to move around in windows and to type and edit text. Practice
using the scroll bar, the back space key, the shift key, and selecting
text with the mouse, or with the shift key and cursor arrows.
- Learn to Type - This
web site provides free keyboard training. It is easy to sign up, and
if you don't have an email address, you can actually write in "I
don't have one" in the space provided and you can still sign up!
Warning - the games have nothing to do with improving typing skills
(though they reinforce mouse skills).
- Typing Test
- This is a good online typing test that tracks both your speed and
Typing Manual - This manual could be printed out and used even
when not online.
Typing Game - Rescue falling letters and words by typing them
correctly on the keyboard. Three versions with adjustable skill levels
makes this a challenge for anyone.
'Er Up Word Games - Choose a catagory, guess the missing letters,
and type in the correct word. Also helps with mouse practice.
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