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New NSW HSC Requirements Depend on Touch Typing Skills

New NSW HSC Requirements Depend on Touch Typing Skills

The new NSW HSC requirements coming into effect in 2020 require Touch Typing as an educational skill and also as a life skill. As of next year, students who did not achieve a Band 8 or higher in their Year 9 Naplan will need to sit a selection of Minimum […]

Challenge 6 – Maintaining motivation

Challenge 6 – Maintaining motivation

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 13. For many students learning to type is a challenging exercise. As with all poor habits It takes a lot of discipline for a student with bad typing […]

Challenge 5 – Keeping the student results pure and relevant

Challenge 5 – Keeping the student results pure and relevant

  The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 11.   Sometimes, a student’s recorded results may be fail to accurately reflect a student’s typing ability, or just be plain incorrect. Generally speaking, recorded results are […]

Challenge 4 – Keeping students’ eyes on the screen and not the keyboard

Challenge 4 – Keeping students’ eyes on the screen and not the keyboard

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 10 . To touch type correctly students must focus their eyes on the screen and not the keyboard; the prerequisite to this skill is the establishment of automaticity […]

Challenge 3 – Breaking bad habits and substituting good habits

Challenge 3 – Breaking bad habits and substituting good habits

  The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 6-9 . Most students come to Typing Tournament with well-established poor typing habits. Children as young as 2 regularly interact with iPads and as they grow the […]

Challenge 2 – Developing a whole school approach

Challenge 2 – Developing a whole school approach

  The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 5 .   Typing is a key life skill that should be acquired and developed longitudinally. Typing Tournament has been built to help teachers achieve the relevant […]

Challenge 1 – Finding time to teaching typing in a crowded curriculum

Challenge 1 – Finding time to teaching typing in a crowded curriculum

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 3-4 . Many teachers find that fitting just one more thing into the crowded school programme is difficult. In the case of teaching typing skills a little work […]

So You Think You Can Type?

So You Think You Can Type?

It’s Competition time again! Has your school been participating in our once a Term Typing competitions? Your next chance is coming up this Sunday (The 24th of June) ! Entry is open to all schools including those on free trials. If you don’t already have an account, it’s quick and easy […]

Wow! Now over 200 MILLION Words Typed!

Wow! Now over 200 MILLION Words Typed!

The Typing Challenge for Term 1 of 2018 has seen multiple milestones broken.  Before the challenge even started, the counter for words typed broke 200 million.  The Monday of the challenge had the highest usage for any Monday since inception.  The Tuesday had the highest usage ever recorded for a […]

All New Student Motivation System

All New Student Motivation System

Our research has indicated that when learning to type students must engage in the process for sufficient time to build the required kinetic memory. All typing tutors struggle with the motivational challenge. Typing Tournament Online already uses a large range of effective motivators to keep students engaged but we believed […]

Typing Tips Posters released

Typing Tips Posters released

We have had many requests for posters to support the teaching of typing in the classroom. In response, we have made an initial release of 14 great posters that cover all kinds of issues relating to the teaching of typing. The series covers typing posture, Quirky QWERTY facts, the history […]

Massive and growing use right around Australia.

Massive and growing use right around Australia.

There is massive use of Typing Tournament Online right around Australia. Here’s a typical usage map that gives the picture. Every morning our server goes into overload as kids around the continent sign in and start typing. The following statistics are instructive: 50,000,000 words typed in 6 months Over 220,000 student […]

Mammoth 50,000,000 Words Typed Milestone Reached

Mammoth 50,000,000 Words Typed Milestone Reached

We had a Typing Tournament office celebration today to mark the occasion of 50,000,000 words typed! Most of them have been tapped out by Australian students in the 6 months from October 2016. This is a massive achievement both for the school community and our team. It reflects the high […]

Project Updates & Release Notes

Typing Tournament is a highly active project and a transformation in progress. We push updates to the site on a regular basis. Built on a solid award winning foundation Typing Tournament Online is built on the old multi award-winning CD version. Month by month the capabilities of the new system […]

Be prepared for NAPLAN Online with Typing Tournament Online

Be prepared for NAPLAN Online with Typing Tournament Online

Be prepared for NAPLAN Online with Typing Tournament Online Wth over 50% of Australian schools completing NAPLAN Online in 2019 the change is well under way. We have considerable anecdotal evidence to support the position that good typing skills are important to support this transition. There are thousands of Australian […]

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