Happy New Year from Typing Tournament and EdAlive!

Happy New Year from Typing Tournament and EdAlive!

The New Year is a good time to review how your school is using Typing Tournament Our Best Practice Guide is full of tips. Read starting here here.   Setting Up at the Beginning Of the year can be a pain  Here’s a guide to try and make it a […]

Term 4 Break!

Term 4 Break!

The Typing Tournament Online staff would love to wish all our Users a safe and happy Term 4, holiday break! We know this term has been very busy for your school and would like to thank you for your on-going support in the classroom, teaching typing skills to your students. […]

Typing Tournament : Typing Challenge Winners

Typing Tournament : Typing Challenge Winners

Well done to all of the students who competed in the Term Four Typing Challenge last week and congratulations to all of our winners!  Term 4 has certainly gone out with a bang! View the Typing Challenge Leaderboard Print personalised Typing Challenge Certificates for your students by logging in and […]

Maths Challenge Winners announced & Typing Challenge is just around the corner!

Maths Challenge Winners announced & Typing Challenge is just around the corner!

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

Keyboard shortcut “hacks”

Keyboard shortcut “hacks”

The humble keyboard is a fixture in many people’s everyday lives whether it be at school or work, however many people are not aware of the numerous useful shortcuts out there. Scrolling using the space bar : Hitting the space bar will scroll down the page for you whilst tapping shift […]

Big Plans for EdAlive Central!

Big Plans for EdAlive Central!

Typing Tournament Online is hosted by EdAlive Central. EdAliveCentral can be found at – https://central.edalive.com/library About EdAlive Central EdAlive Central is a ground-breaking system that simplifies access for students and teachers and unifies the EdAlive suite of online learning web apps. EdAlive Central provisions and powers these services with innovative solutions […]

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

The Typing Tournament Online staff would love to wish all our Australian Users a safe and happy Term 3, holiday break. We know this term has been very busy for your school and would like to thank you for your on-going support in the classroom, teaching typing skills to your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teaching with Typing Tournament – Best Practice

The teaching of efficient typing skills is a curriculum requirement The Australian Curriculum Within The Australian Curriculum, there is an implicit requirement that students develop efficient keyboarding skills. (ACELY1654, ACTDIK007, ACELA1433, ACTDIK001). NSW Syllabus The Technology outcomes of the NSW Syllabus are explicit regarding the teaching of keyboarding skills and […]