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Nitro Type

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Nitro Type is a worldwide real-time typing competition based on a car racing theme. The game reinforces typing skills and helps to increase typing speed. Users can compete against friends or classmates and earn achievements. A teacher portal allows teachers (or parents) to monitor a student’s progress in the game.

COST: Free.

PROS

  • Global competition with other typists. 
  • Earn achievements, including new vehicles to race. 
  • Leaderboard scores identify top typists.
  • Form teams with other players to earn extra achievements.

CONS

  • The game does not teach new skills; it reinforces skills already learned.
  • Speed and competition may be unmotivating for some children.
  • Some advertising.

Why it’s helpful for families living internationally

Nitro Type motivates kids around the world to type in a gamified environment. It provides a global online community for young typists, which is great for families living internationally.

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