I don’t know about kids these days but I was first introduced to computers and typing in the fourth grade. Typing is a basic skill that is needed these days whether at home, school, or work. What I find extremely frustrating is watching my old man use two fingers to type while staring intently at the keyboard for those long e-mails. It seems like hours pass just to write a few paragraphs.
Well, if you are one of these folks or if you know somebody that types via the “two finger” method, I have come across the perfect tool to help you improve. Unlike most options, this one is free and entertaining. Z-Type, a free browser-based game, encourages you to type quickly as waves of ships head towards you. Each enemy ship will have a word on it which you need to correctly type in order to destroy it. The game keeps you on your toes as some motherships actually spawn new enemies while some enemy ships will shoot out a barrage of missile letters your way. Never thought I would say this, but typing is actually fun with Z-Type!