Z-Type Concepts: typing, basic computer skills, keyboarding

This Z-Type Concepts: typing, basic computer skills, keyboarding activity & project also includes:

Your students will be typing faster than you in no time with the help of this fun game. Similar to the classic Atari game Space Invaders, students must type words to prevent space ships from attacking as they move from the top of the screen to the bottom.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use this as a daily warm-up activity in a basic computer skills class
  • Have students keep track of their accuracy and words per minute as part of a unit on analyzing data with spreadsheets
Pros

  • The user's accuracy and words per minute are displayed at the end of the game
  • Offers two levels of difficulty, each one including multiple stages that get progressively harder
Cons

  • Website displays random ads along the left side of the screen, which may or may not be appropriate for students