10 Fast Fingers is a web tool that allows students to test and improve their typing speed through a number of engaging typing games. Typing or keyboarding fluency has become an important skill for the 21st century learner. In fact, it is not only learning to type that matters in today’s knowledge economy but more importantly, learning to type fast. The great thing about 10 Fast Fingers, from an educational perspective, is that as students learn to type fast, they also get to practice the most common words of a language and enrich their vocabularies.
Here are the main typing games 10 Fast Fingers Offer
10 Fast Finger offers quick 1 minute tests to test your typing speed. You can view your typing speed score and compare it with others. Typing tests are available in over 40 languages including French, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Kurdish, and many more. There are two forms of typing tests: the first type uses the top 200 words of each language and the second type is more advanced and uses the top 1000 words.
To start playing Typing Tests, head over to 10 Fast Finger and open your free account. I highly recommend having an account before you start playing because it will enable you to see your achievements, access data about your visitors and competitors, and many more. Once logged in, choose Typing Test from the left side bar and start typing in the alloted box. The moment you hit the first keystroke the count down timer starts. You have one minute to try to type as many words as possible. Typing errors are highlighted in red. When the timer is over you will be provided with an overview of your results which include: the general number of keystrokes you made, degree of accuracy, and the number of correct and wrong words.
You can share your typing test score as a link, an embed code to put on a website or blog, or share to social media websites.
Custom typing test
Another interesting feature in 10 Fast Fingers is the ability to create your own typing test. To do so, click on Custom Typing test on the left hand side bar then click on ‘Open settings’. Next, edit the wordlist: You can delete/add your own words and customize the duration of the game (choose from 1 minute to 10 minutes) and when you are done click on Apply Settings. Now you have your own typing game to share with others. Use the embed code to place the game in your blog or website.
As a teacher, you can create custom games using words from vocabulary lists you taught in your class. Share those games with your students and let them hit two birds with one stone: They will be able to practice their speed typing and also practice and develop their vocabulary.
This is where you get to test the typing skills you developed in the previous levels against advanced competitors.”Every competition is open for 24 hours, during this time you will have the opportunity to reach the first place. The competitions work in the same way as our Typing Test but instead of having a random list of words everytime you reload the test, the words will stay the same for each competition. If you have a friendly typing competition with just your buddies you should try out the “private competition”-option.”
Text Practice mode
In this game, you get to practice typing on entire texts or paragraphs. You can either create your own texts or use texts from the site’s library. To create your text, you need to be logged in. Once logged in, click on “Text Practice’ in the left hand side, choose ‘Create text’ and fill in the boxes. You can use 10 Fast Fingers’ search functionality to search for generated texts. You can also search texts by categories such as TOP, Upcoming, and My Favourites.
Top 1000 typing mode
In this mode, you get to practice the 1000 most common words of English. The game consists of different levels, each level has 50 words with a boss level containing 100 words. When you become able to type 50 WPM (Words per minute), the next level is automatically unlocked. The quicker you type, the more stars you unlock.
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