Typing Turtle

Typing Turtle is an interactive touch typing program. It gradually introduces the keys on the keyboard through a series of lessons, until the student has learned the entire keyboard. Skills are reinforced with typing games.

Where to get Typing Turtle

Typing Turtle activity is available for download from the Sugar Activity Library: Typing Turle

The source code is available on GitHub.


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  • An on-screen keyboard with overlaid hand positions shows the correct way to press each key, encouraging good typing habits.
  • Automatically picks up and uses the system’s keyboard layout.
  • You can make your own lessons, and send them to students or friends.
  • A balloon game provides an entertaining way to gain skill.
  • Medals are awarded as the user completes the lessons. Gold is for the best accuracy and speed, followed by Silver and Bronze.

Where to report problems

Please report bugs and make feature requests at typing-turtle-activity/issues.