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Why does Australia lag behind the rest of the world in the teaching of typing skills?

Why does Australia lag behind the rest of the world in the teaching of typing skills?

Why does Australia lag behind the rest of the world in the teaching of typing skills? Over the past 40 years in Australia we have seen the skill of touch-typing move from being a vocational (secretarial) skill learnt by a few to a key skill for all, in the age […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maths Invaders follows Typing Tournament with it’s Inaugural Online Challenge

Maths Invaders follows Typing Tournament with it’s Inaugural Online Challenge

Has your school been participating in our once a Term Typing competitions? Your next chance is coming up 25th Nov – 1st Dec ! Entry is open to all schools including those on free trials! If you don’t already have an account, it’s quick and easy to start one now….  […]

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 […]

EdAlive Central : New and Improved

EdAlive Central : New and Improved

Typing Tournament is hosted by EdAlive Central Learn more about EdAlive Central here.   SSO (Single Sign On) EdAlive Central creates one record for each student with a user name and password. Students can use this one set of credentials to sign into any licensed EdAlive web app linked to […]

EdAlive Central

EdAlive Central

TypingTournament is now hosted by EdAlive Central! If you haven’t already checked it out visit : https://central.edalive.com/library and see how it looks! EdAliveCentral: Powering and unifying EdAlive titles. EdAlive Central is a modularised student, teacher, class, school and parent subscription management system that supplies services to our growing range of EdAlive online […]

Winners are Grinners: Richmond Primary School places First in Typing Challenge!

Winners are Grinners: Richmond Primary School places First in Typing Challenge!

Our touch typing program Typing Tournament hosts a competition each Australian term called “Typing Challenge”. Every week, the Typing Tournament Leaderboard calculates and displays in rank order, the average speed and total words typed for each class broken down by country, state and age group. Quarterly we award Gold, Silver and […]

Edalive.education @ Instagram

Edalive.education @ Instagram

Attention all teachers, school staff , students , home school parents and general EdAlive Fans : we now have an Instagram! If you’ve got any fun memes or simply want to chat to us follow or contact us at : EdAlive.Education https://www.instagram.com/edalive.education/    

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]