Last week I published a list of 7 Good Resources for Developing Typing Skills. Here’s another good resource to add to that list. ABCya’s Alpha Munchies is a fun typing game for elementary school students. The game requires students to type letters or words, depending upon the level, to guard their lunches against “Alpha Critters.”
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I played Alpha Munchies for a little while and could see how students would get sucked into playing it for a long time. The longer they play it, the better they should get at typing quickly and accurately. If you’re going to have students use the game in your classroom, I recommend having them use headphones or turn off the sound as the music might drive you nuts after a while.
Disclosure: ABCya is an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers.