Overview

QwertyTown is a web-based keyboarding app that teaches typing and online communication skills. Students are driven to succeed by QwertyTown's games, rewards, social motivation, powerful teacher reports, and a deep understanding of how keyboarding skills improve their lives in and out of school.

QwertyTown was created by Second Nature Learning. Founded by award-winning educators, Second Nature Learning’s mission is simple: to help students achieve literacy in the modern, digital world.

Keyboarding is an essential component of literacy for today’s students.

QwertyTown is a modern keyboarding web app

It provides a safe, teacher-controlled environment where students can communicate with their classmates, teachers, and friends. While becoming fluent with a keyboard, students are learning how to interact in a digital environment. This environment prepares them with a fundamental skill set essential for academic and professional success in the 21st century.

Why should you use QwertyTown?

Students

love QwertyTown because...

  • Keyboarding lessons move at their pace
  • They learn to type faster and more accurately
  • They can challenge their friends in the Head 2 Head Game
  • Building an Avatar is fun!
  • They are rewarded for their successes

Educators

love QwertyTown because...

  • They know how important keyboarding is today
  • QwertyTown students excel at digital assignments
  • Generating student reports is easy
  • It's easy to track student progress
  • Students are highly motivated
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Parents

love QwertyTown because...

  • Parents
  • Their kids can log on at home
  • It's easy to see real results
  • It makes them better students at school
  • Keyboarding skills are Life Skills

QwertyTown Students Achieve

Students that regularly use QwertyTown are more proficient and successful in the digital learning environment.

Keyboarding made fun through Gaming, Social Motivation, and Communication

Whether they are winning a Head 2 Head typing match against classmates or earning medals completing lessons, QwertyTown students earn QwertyCoins as they learn. Those QwertyCoins can be spent in our Avatar Store. Students can even unlock communication tools so they can share their successes with their friends.

Managing Students, Reports, and Data Made Easy

QwertyTown equips teachers, administrators, and parents with tools that make it easy to monitor and manage each student’s overall experience. Parents and teachers can customize performance benchmarks in lessons and level challenges.

New, Robust Report Features

QwertyTown delivers detailed data about users’ performance in a fast and easy format. Peruse class progress from your dashboard or download a spreadsheet to collect data.

Clever SIS Integration

QwertyTown offers a simple way to manage student logins that securely syncs student rosters from school districts’ student information systems (SIS) to QwertyTown.

School districts rest easy knowing that their student rosters are updated automatically in a secure environment. Imagine never worrying about adding new students or shuffling transferred students mid-year! Not only that, but Clever is completely FERPA-compliant. It works with every major SIS.

See what Clever has to offer!

QwertyTown uses Clever to auto-integrate with most student information systems, so setup is a breeze. Clever also offers Google SSO, Chromebook auto login, badges, and more.

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We Offer the Best Pricing on The Market

QwertyTown is priced on a sliding scale to offer optimum savings for all of our school districts. Contact Second Nature Learning and speak with a Salesperson about finding the best price for your students and/or home user.

Check out what’s going on with QwertyTown!

January 4, 2012

Congratulations QwertyTown!

2012 eSchool News Reader's Choice Award

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Congratulations QwertyTown!

January 4, 2012

2012 eSchool News Reader's Choice Award

QwertyTown was awarded an Honorable Mention in eSchool’s most recent edition of The Readers’ Choice Awards. After only 4 months on the market, we are thrilled that QwertyTown was the only keyboarding program nominated this year.

With this award and all the new features we are about to release, 2012 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for QwertyTown. More to come soon....

November 3, 2011

QwertyTown creators at the Global Education Conference

Paul and Dave are honored to have spoken at the 2011 Global Education Conference. Our presentation lives on...

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QwertyTown creators at the Global Education Conference

November 3, 2011

Paul and Dave are honored to have spoken at the 2011 Global Education Conference. Our presentation lives on... you can watch the recording here, for free!

Our presentation is titled Redefining 21st Century Literacy: Is Digital Literacy Underrepresented In Curriculum Around The World? Our objective is threefold:

  1. Examine how Information and Communication Technologies are causing the evolution of literacy.
  2. To understand the full parameters of Digital Literacy and the role it plays in our students’ education in the 21st Century.
  3. Share resources for educators who value Digital Literacy.

We invite you to view the presentation and join the conversation. Use the contact information in the presentation to share your thoughts and experiences with us.

To read more about the Global Ed Conference, go to: GlobalEducation.ning.com