When teaching typing, I found it tricky to hold the students’ interest. It seemed like a good subject for Gamification/Game-Based Learning. I created the following games in Scratch to allow my students to practice their typing. I left the timer at a mere 15 seconds in order to keep the games quick and light. One student exclaimed, “This game is addicting like Flappy Bird!”
After playing the first game looking at the keys, students played the game with a sheet of paper coving their hands. Students worked in teams of 2, covering each other’s hands and writing down each other’s scores. At the end of class, we compared scores.