Let’s Meet Our Contest Winner…

by kristen on December 7, 2012

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Congratulations to Ms. Bortz and her students at Lancaster High School in New York. They won the colorful keyboarding rug and are proudly displaying it in their classroom!

Ms. Bortz was kind enough to share her story on how she discovered TypingWeb and the way her school is successfully incorporating it into their keyboarding curriculum:

“I am a business education teacher and instruct two sections of “Keyboarding and Word Basics.” Last summer (2011) after spending hours “Goggling” keyboarding activities I came across a blog discussing the benefits of TypingWeb. Software that’s fun, interactive and student monitoring and data through a teacher portal for FREE… it seemed too good to be true.

I decided to pilot the website by enrolling as a student and was instantly impressed! Without a doubt TypingWeb lived up to it’s hype! Finally, I found a way to update my course by saying goodbye old keyboarding textbooks and hello to modern technology!!!! TypingWeb allows keyboarding to be taught the way it should be at the student’s own pace by practicing common expressions and REAL words!!

Upon returning for the 2011-2012 school year I introduced my 3 colleagues to TypingWeb. They loved it just as much as I did and we all immediately incorporated TypingWeb into our curriculum. During our first semester we had over 100 students registered and actively using TypingWeb.

As the half-year course concluded our department decided to use the data we had from TypingWeb to create a “Typing Tournament” modeled after March Madness. Students in each classroom were ranked based on their net speed and matched up against another teacher’s students. A “typing test” was performed each day and the highest scorers advanced. The students (and teachers) really got into the “Typing Tournament!” Students who had been eliminated were cheering on their classmates because we all wanted to “bring the title home!” After five days we had our champion who happened to be my student.

I want to thank TypingWeb for helping our school! It has created a win-win for all parties! Students enjoy and benefit from the keyboarding more and teachers value the data, self-pacing and progress monitoring!”

{ 148 comments… read them below or add one }

summer December 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I think it is so cool that somebody can care so much about school!!!!!

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Anonymous December 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I know that’s so sweet of their teacher!

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buggaboo61 January 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

so true

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zombie2660 January 28, 2013 at 9:28 am

i know right

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hkarmy May 15, 2014 at 8:43 am

right this website has helped me soo much I went from 11 words per minute to 60 words per minute

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lilmoni January 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

wow she love school

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Leslie January 23, 2013 at 11:04 am

Of course, she’s a teacher!

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Anonymous April 24, 2013 at 7:31 am

so nice of a teacher to care for her students

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izzy May 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

i think it is so cool about caring about school.

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ma.gwagner December 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

i like typeing its fun lol :)

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zombie2660 January 28, 2013 at 9:28 am

(^^^)

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zombie2660 January 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

(:

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celeste.bennett December 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

i know right ;0

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73276 December 12, 2012 at 11:34 am

So awesome but i play minecraft more than this.

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Anonymous December 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm

So do I !

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izzy January 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

me too

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Sporkie100 March 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Dude…so with you!

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The Nobody October 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Me Three

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shellbell December 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm

typing is asome! how do you get those icons ma.gwagner

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tylergms December 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I love typing. It is so fun and I have earned so many trophies!!

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pensacola July 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

So have I. One time I won three in one day!!!!!!!!!!!! (what a lot of work)

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Ryan June 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I once completed 5-7 lessons and earned those trophies in one day!

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Brian Wacker December 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I love nitro type and i am a boss!!!!! How are you bros doin’???

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your mom December 14, 2012 at 8:23 am

me to nito type is awesome

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Sydney December 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

this is a really cool typing website!!!!! lol

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fiona raney December 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

fun! i am not very good attyping but this site helps

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mckaiya January 30, 2013 at 9:06 am

i know right thank god for typing web

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Elizabeth Henry February 13, 2013 at 7:41 am

I agree with you . Lol (:

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raven December 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm

i like to type

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macy bevill December 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

typingweb is fun lol;)

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alexis December 18, 2012 at 6:58 am

hey typing is fun and the thing is that you guys should know that when you get older you are going to be a very good typer and im a good typer and people think im a teacher but im not so can you do me a favor? that is going on typing web.com and start typing…

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Elizabeth James December 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

I love typing because it could lead us to being great business workers. It makes alot of things easier and typing web has helped me alot. I want to thank all you moderators of typing web. You’ve inspired me to do my best XD

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Elizabeth James December 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

I totally agree with you Alexis. You and I understand the true meaning of working hard to become great typers.

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Elizabeth Henry February 12, 2013 at 9:12 am

Lol . We got the same name . Prettie kool (: Lol .

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isabella December 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

i love typing i already got a certificate yay MERRY CHRISTMAS

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someone out there-who has a life January 7, 2013 at 10:12 am

And a Happy New Year;)

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Anonymous March 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Happy Easter!

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tylergms December 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

hey im back and just want to tell you that i am such a fast typist at 44 words a minute. i 11 to!

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tac nyan cat rox at the caramelldancen December 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

typing web is the BEST!

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nathaniel January 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

so are the games

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alexis December 20, 2012 at 6:24 am

hey this is fun…

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zombie2660 January 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

yeah it is

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Sarah December 23, 2012 at 7:03 am

Typing is very fun!!!!!!!

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Elizabeth Henry February 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

Yeah , I have to agree with you . Lol . I think it is to . Do you have a facebook ?

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aya byu December 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

this is fun

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roy December 25, 2012 at 7:59 am

i love typing web, it’s really fun to learn typing here.

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Zen January 5, 2013 at 4:28 am

Typing on this website is great!

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2288joy January 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

cool! like lol!!! :)

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king joe January 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

ive learned that typing helps the hands flow better in basic computer skills :p

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tyler January 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

typing is hard

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Queen of light and darkness January 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

typing is cool

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Pjcrowley January 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

Hey, i just wanted to know what had happened to the hall of fame. All of a sudden, it disappeared.

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Cheylynn Felter January 11, 2013 at 10:13 am

Typing is an easy way to be successful in the future!

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angelina January 11, 2013 at 11:26 am

Nice thats a great colorful rug

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michael pierce March 22, 2013 at 6:57 am

yeah thats true on that.

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bre January 14, 2013 at 10:28 am

yah i think thats a nice rug to!

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lol January 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

typing is so fun

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lol January 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

=]

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RAMBO January 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

THIS IS A PRETTY COOL WEBSITE . -

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nathaniel January 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

yes it is a fun website

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nathaniel January 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm

nice job guys

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That One Guy January 17, 2013 at 8:19 am

Nice job

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brandon January 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

good job

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Ryan January 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

good job

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lilmoni January 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

i love typing lol :D

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AEROBOO January 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

thats so KOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lola January 22, 2013 at 10:43 am

Great Job :)

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raboeb January 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

It would be cooler if the rug was larger, but amazing!!! (:
( i love typing )

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kaluskos January 24, 2013 at 6:33 am

nice one!

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mamas3411 January 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

this is a really good web sight people should go on more often

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kitty kitty January 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

this is an amazing web site i agree i win tropies AMD PLAY GAMES!!!!!!

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yrerj rocks January 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm

of course you get trophies what would it be without trophies and the games ROCKKK

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yrerj rocks January 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm

this site ROCKSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B)

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someone out there-who has a life January 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm

hiiii

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hose lover152 January 26, 2013 at 8:34 am

i REALLY love this web site and would so recommend it for people who want to type and get really good

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zombie2660 January 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

I love this website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Peter January 30, 2013 at 8:02 am

I always wanted to touch type

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Peter Austrilia January 31, 2013 at 3:21 am

I always wanted 2 touch type. I can touch type home keys in 2 days

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gatekeeper '_' February 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

typingweb is ausome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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dtnowlove47 February 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

tping is fun to me replay if you like

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peter February 6, 2013 at 10:05 am

im a top row genus and have four trophys I also touch typed this it took four days

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Peter Austrilia February 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I touch typed this thanks to typeweb .Thank you TYPEWEB

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Elizabeth Henry February 12, 2013 at 9:06 am

Kool . amazing (:

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Anonymous February 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

that is so nice of you to say that about our new rug!!!!!

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Ashley Lopez February 13, 2013 at 8:45 am

Good Job!

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Ashley Lopez February 13, 2013 at 8:46 am

I am up to 70 sum words. TypingWeb is soooooo……..cool!

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spark_spark_boom February 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm

WHAT! 70! I’ve been finger typing all my life, so now I’m just starting to type normally, and I’m only at 23 :(

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k-9 unit August 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

lol I’m atlike 90

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spark_spark_boom February 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

So Much FUN!

┗(^0^)┓

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:D February 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm
lil chris February 20, 2013 at 8:32 am

bro u know we killin typing web

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CHS February 20, 2013 at 11:05 am

Good job wish we could do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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fgfgfrfhuhiheuifhvuergheruigheruighuirghiht February 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

typing web is asowome

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Akemi Homura February 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

Oh my goodness, you must be so proud of your students, Ms. Burtz. Congratulations! <3

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Jocelyn February 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Wow, nice job

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camille1234 February 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm

i love this it is so nice

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eriq March 6, 2013 at 7:10 am

me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous January 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm

i ♥ this website. love it. And i dont even like to type.

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sjschampion March 2, 2013 at 1:28 am

Lucky! Great Job!:)

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eriq March 5, 2013 at 7:39 am

Good job to the BIG winners

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Ms.Johnson March 7, 2013 at 9:19 am

COOL!;)

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BOSS123 March 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I LOVE TYPING WEB IF THIS WEBSITE WASN’T HERE THEN I WOULD SUCK AT TYPING

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[NTM]John March 12, 2013 at 4:34 am

I love typing web. It has helped me improve on my speed by so much. 6 months ago, i was typing 5wpm. Now i am typing a average of 100wpm!!!! Also, for those of you who don’t know, there’s a site called nitrotype by FTW innovations, which is a very addicting typing game, that is educational and very very fun!!!!!

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1ajalecp1 March 19, 2013 at 10:26 am

Of course, it’s always a good website to go to, and plus you will be able to search for lots of things and also be able to comment things on the blog and stuff. Plus, the FTW innovations have been doing a great job on the thing too. So, good job on that John.

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Esraa March 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

this is so much!Now I can type so fast that my wpm is 44 and my accuracy 100%

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Esraa March 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I love typing web so much! if you want you’re typing to be so fast this is the website for you?so come on and trie it! When my friends told me about it at first i didn’t believe them but when i tried i was so amased by my self. I could type so fast now.YAY!

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spencer March 15, 2013 at 9:06 am

i love typing web so much its so cool

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Macy March 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I Love Typing Web Sooooo much
I Want To Marry It

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k-9 unit August 8, 2013 at 10:31 am

that’s weird but yes it is cool I’ve already done the romeo and Juliet typing program
I’m starting 20,000 leagues under the sea

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gracepa August 15, 2013 at 10:03 am

yes that is cool!

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Hillary Lo March 21, 2013 at 12:58 am

Typing web is so good! It helps me so much! Thanks so much! Now, my speed and accuracy is so good that I’m fastest in class! Thanks again, typing web! Thanks so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! You r my bff!

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michael March 21, 2013 at 11:32 am

congrats on your test

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michael pierce March 22, 2013 at 6:49 am

typing has made my typing better

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michael pierce March 22, 2013 at 7:09 am

typing is a good educational subject

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go typing web March 22, 2013 at 9:03 am

that rug is so cool!!;)

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love223 April 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm

im so glad you won the contest

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maria hateys April 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

hi i like typing:) haha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kerri poe April 17, 2013 at 7:59 am

Great Job:)!!!

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mimi April 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

hey i <3 typing web

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Bri April 19, 2013 at 9:41 am

Typing web is fun for me, as well~! <3

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taylor1234 April 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

i love typing it is the best :)

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michaelnpa September 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

good.

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auston April 25, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I LOVE it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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carson9602 June 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm

so true I love the statement

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carson9602 June 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm

typing is the best in the whole wide world

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Anonymous June 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I heart typing web so much that I have a net speed of 142 wp it is amazing what typing web can do.

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hemanth July 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Awesme site Helping me a lot in Improving My typing Skills

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auston April 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm

it is improving my skills too!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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gracepa August 7, 2013 at 9:35 am

yes awesome site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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michaelnpa September 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

cool.

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gracenpa September 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

yes cool!

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emily September 10, 2013 at 8:52 am

i love a caring teacher like that any day .

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MTR September 29, 2013 at 7:02 am

Congratulations Mrs. Bortz and kids. You should definitely continue to polish your typing skills because you may benefit from them far more than you know… I am a doctor and took typing in high school but never used it until I had to start using electronic medical records. Bad typing slowed me down and added frustration to my day. Now, here I am relearning this skill and you can’t imagine how it is helping me.
I remember telling my high school guidance counselor in 1978, “I’m not going to be a secretary, Mr. Vadini.” Well, I wish I knew then how helpful typing skills would be.

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rachael lolz_4_life follow me on instagram October 30, 2013 at 7:06 am

soo sweet of their teacher

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aspin November 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

wow nice

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steve November 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm

do you like it to :)

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bigbird45 March 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm

I LOVE IT (:

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Ally Boyer April 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm

of course we ALL do : )

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auston April 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I LOVE it!!!!!!:)

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hello_kitty456 December 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Congratz to u Mrs.Bortz!!! Hope u enjoy

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L.R January 8, 2014 at 11:08 am

Congratz to u Mrs.Bortz!!! Hope that u enjoy!!!!!

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the other smileytype☻☻☺ January 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

SMILEY ☺ FACES for typing web. It’s five stars!

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R.S. April 22, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I think what they did was amazing! Good job Mrs. Bortz.

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Ally boyer April 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

i love typing and i encourage all of u to keep on like my wonderfull 5 th graders

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Isabelle Bryant June 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

I like typing web because it helps me when I’m typing a story for my 5th grade teachers.
But I go on nytro type more often!I don’t want to go to 6th grade! :( :)

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Connor Christeson June 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Typing Web is a fun thing to do when I’m bored

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Connor Christeson June 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

P.S congrats Mrs. Bortz’s class

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Oxtaveon July 9, 2014 at 9:37 am

That is really cool i think that is really good that you guys teach all about how to type

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