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Introducing TypeRacer for Kids – a free, educational TypeRacing experience

Posted on August 31, 2019. Filed under: TypeRacer News, Universes |

To celebrate the back-to-school season, TypeRacer is announcing TypeRacer for Kids. It’s the same as the classic, public TypeRacer environment you’re familiar with, but with its own texts, high scores, and unique URL. Most importantly, the carefully-curated race content is optimized for educational contexts with students 14-years-old and below, e.g. classrooms, homeschooling, computer camps, etc.

It’s available here: http://play.typeracer.com/?universe=education 

🏫 What’s inside?

Some of the selections included in TypeRacer for Kids.

TypeRacer for Kids is loaded exclusively with  educational texts from the ASLC’s notable children’s book lists. The ASLC is a division of the American Library Association, and each book has been carefully selected as having “especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.”

 

🌌 How is this different from “TypeRacer for Schools”?

TypeRacer for Schools is a paid product which affords teachers full control over their students’ typing — from controlling access to their private universe, and customizing every text their students type. It’s also 100% ad-free and optimized for student privacy. Click here for more info.

TypeRacer for Kids is a free, ad-supported environment which is accessible to anyone on the internet. Each race text is optimized for kids — being age-appropriate and bolstering educational value.

 

🙋 Other FAQs

❓I’m a TypeRacer for Schools customer. Can I use texts from TypeRacer for Kids?

Sure! Shoot us an email at education [at] typeracer [dot] com and we’ll help you set it up.

❓There are users with inappropriate usernames/profile pictures in the TypeRacer for Kids environment! Can you help? 

Because TypeRacer for Kids is a free, publicly-available environment, we cannot guarantee bad guys don’t get in. For a fully private environment, you can consider TypeRacer for Schools.

However, you can right-click and “report” offensive users. Our moderation team will address it as soon as possible.

❓I have some content I’d love to see in TypeRacer for Kids. Can I recommend it?

Sure! Please click the “Contribute” link at the bottom of the main TypeRacer page and fill out the form with your favorite content. Note that we’re currently only accepting award-winning content from American Library Association’s children’s book lists. After submission, please shoot us an email letting us know which list(s) your content is from.

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