QwertyTown is a web-based keyboarding app that teaches typing and online communication skills. QwertyTown is compatible with both Clever and Classlink single sign on platforms. 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.
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.
Students that regularly use QwertyTown are more proficient and successful in the digital learning environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.JOIN CLEVER NOW
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.
“Fabulous keyboarding lessons entice kids with social rewards,” were the introductory words in our recent review by Common Sense Media. The rest of the review spoke glowingly of QwertyTown’s “outstanding” design that...Read More
“Fabulous keyboarding lessons entice kids with social rewards,” were the introductory words in our recent review by Common Sense Media. The rest of the review spoke glowingly of QwertyTown’s “outstanding” design that teaches students keyboarding skills while allowing them to communicate with others in a safe environment. Common Sense Media also commended QwertyTown’s use of social rewards as incentive to keep learning. One of our favorite quotes was,
“QwertyTown is a delightful land that students will love exploring. The design is outstanding, games are reasonably fun, and even the kid actors who voice QwertyTown characters are excellent.”
Read the whole review yourself and please feel free to leave a field note about your experiences with QwertyTown.
All of us at QwertyTown are proud to announce that we are among the illustrious finalists for EdTech Digest’s 2014 Cool Tool Award. EdTech Digest recognizes the leaders and trendsetters in educational...Read More
All of us at QwertyTown are proud to announce that we are among the illustrious finalists for EdTech Digest’s 2014 Cool Tool Award. EdTech Digest recognizes the leaders and trendsetters in educational that strive to create change in education, and we are humbled to be included in their list of finalists for the second year in a row! Back in 2012, EdTech Digest’s Victor Rivero interviewed Paul and Dave for a featured article and you can check it out on the website.
At QwertyTown we strive to provide a modern keyboarding app that fosters not only keyboarding skills, but the literacy skills required in the 21st century. Students also benefit from being immersed in a completely safe online environment that fosters digital citizenship. It is wonderful to be included in the list of other “Cool Tools” created by the leading innovators of educational technology.
QwertyTown was recently featured on EdTech Review as an essential component for New Literacy amongst today’s students. The publication also recently recognized QwertyTown as one of their 2013 Classroom Essentials for K-12 students worldwide.Read More