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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 […]

Home School Families say yes to EdAlive Central!

Home School Families say yes to EdAlive Central!

EdAlive Central prides itself in making our products accessible and usable by students from all walks of life, whether they be in private, public or home school education. Recently we asked the Home School Review Crew, an American Home-Schooling group, to take a look at EdAlive Central. This is our ground-breaking […]

Mackay West State School takes yet another prize!

Mackay West State School takes yet another prize!

Teacher, Rebecca Williams and class 5A from Mackay West State School have been doing extremely well in the Typing Challenge Competitions in 2018! The EdAlive team noticed and decided to reach out. Ms Williams was kind enough to give us a statement about their success.  “In 5A at Mackay West State […]

EdAlive introduces : Fan Art Friday

EdAlive introduces : Fan Art Friday

Our Instagram has been up and running for awhile now and we’d love you to join us in the fun! We’ve had a few drawings sent to the office and what better way to display these but with a #FanArtFriday! Do you have a favourite Typing Tournament character you’d like […]

Our Sister Product Just Got A Brand New Campaign

Our Sister Product Just Got A Brand New Campaign

Typing Tournament’s Sister Just Got a Brand New Campaign!     For those of you who haven’t heard yet – Typing Tournament has a sister program focusing on Mathematics. Maths Invaders Online is packed full of highly innovative and motivational features – shared with the massively successful Typing Tournament Online. […]

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 […]

Term 2 2018 Typing Challenge Winners Announced

Term 2 2018 Typing Challenge Winners Announced

Well done to all of the students who competed in the Term Two Typing Challenge last week and congratulations to all of our winners! View the Typing Challenge Leaderboard Print personalised Typing Challenge Certificates for your students by logging in and clicking on the print icon next to the Fastest […]

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 […]

Typing Tournament would like to extend a huge welcome to our new Twin sister : Maths Invaders Online

Typing Tournament would like to extend a huge welcome to our new Twin sister : Maths Invaders Online

Maths Invaders Online is packed full of highly innovative and motivational features shared with the massively successful Typing Tournament Online. They both interact with the EdAlive Central Teacher Management Module and Single Sign On systems making students and teachers feel instantly at home. Maths Invaders Online teach tables and maths […]

Typing Milestones: Over 250 000 000 Words Typed!

Typing Milestones: Over 250 000 000 Words Typed!

  The Typing Tournament counter for words typed has broken 250 million! Well done to all our dedicated typists and teachers for being part of achieving this milestone.  Your continued use of the program serves to improve words per minute and builds the vital life skill of touch typing.   […]

Accessibility: Typing For Students With Visual Impairments

Accessibility: Typing For Students With Visual Impairments

As technology becomes a larger part of our lives, it becomes more and more pertinent that technological skills are accessible for all. Typing is an important skill for work and for play in this modern age. Many students who are visually impaired rely on technology to assist in their learning […]

Just For Fun: Typing DNA

Just For Fun: Typing DNA

It sounds like science fiction but the program TypingDNA analyses a user’s manner of using a keyboard into an accurate identity verification.   Whereas other authenticators might use methods such as a secret question, personal information or a mobile phone to confirm identity, TypingDNA verifies a user’s identity by using […]

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

As a pre-service teacher I have always found the arguments around different forms of teaching and learning to be highly frustrating. Authoritative and Egalitarian models of teaching are considered superior to Authoritarian even though we know that in some cases the Authoritarian approach may be the best due to factors […]

Just For Fun : Learning New Typing Skills

Just For Fun : Learning New Typing Skills

  The school holidays are the perfect time to try and hone skills students don’t have time for in the school term. Whilst we at Ed Alive recommend the use of hands with Typing Tournament where possible, some people get creative with their typing skills! Vinod is currently the world’s […]

Give Your Students a Fresh Start in Term 2 : How to Clean Your Keyboard

Give Your Students a Fresh Start in Term 2 : How to Clean Your Keyboard

Keyboards in schools get a lot of use – by a lot of different people! On top of this, students, especially young students, aren’t known for their cleanliness! In fact, some research shows keyboards to be dirtier than toilet seats! Coming into a new school term is a perfect time […]

Typing Competitions : Typing Tournament And The World

Typing Competitions : Typing Tournament And The World

Typing Challenge CONGRATULATIONS to all our Typing Challenge Winners for Term 1, 2018; you should be very proud of your results! The Typing Challenge was held between the 18th and 24th of March with over 1400 classes participating worldwide. This term, we have seen a number of records broken and […]