Keyboarding 2nd

How to get to TypingPal online:

You must go through Classlink (top gray bar on any page). It is a unique link just for our school.

How to Log In to Classlink:


The username is the student’s normal username for logging in at school. Usually first initial then last name.  eg. ksmith

Some students may have a number after the letters. eg. ksmith2


Tigers1    (for everyone, capital T)

Once you are on Classlink, scroll down to the Typing Pal icon and click (automatic login).  All students have been set up with accounts and auto-login.

TypingPal Expectations for 2nd Grade:

Remember……. finger placement is THE MOST IMPORTANT aspect for elementary school. Much more important than speed or getting through all the lessons.

Goal: at least 5 WPM and 90% accuracy.

Lessons: Step 1 and Step 2.  no need to do more.    (LEARN TAB)

Practice Texts: Useful Words Section 1, exercises 1-12   (MOVE ON TAB)

At school we use this handout to track each student’s progress and to structure a “flow” of lessons and exercises. Feel free to download it and use it at home too.

2nd Grade TypingPal Progress Sheet

After finishing all the lessons and exercises, students can go to the MOVE ON TAB and click on IMPROVEMENT. This will produce practice lessons that are specific for that student’s needs based on the data from the lessons and exercises.  Students can continue practicing based on their personal needs.