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App of the Week: iColorType

By Laura Devaney
April 7th, 2014

app-weekName: iColorType

What is it? iColorType helps students learn and improve their typing, develop correct motor skills, and improve language skills.

Best for: Students and adults who want to learn typing skills

Price: $2.99

Rated: 4+

Requirements: iOS 5.0 or later; compatible with iPad.

Features: The iColorType iPad app teaches kids how to touch type using a colored keyboard. Kids will learn the correct motor skills and build muscle memory by associating each finger with the corresponding colored keys on the keyboard.

It also includes:

  • Introductory overview
  • Typing speed test
  • “Short words” beginner lesson
  • Full lesson plan with 10 learning modules

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icolortype/id555246425?mt=8

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura