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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 […]

Adding Typing to your Home-schooling Schedule

Adding Typing to your Home-schooling Schedule

When deciding what to put in your home-schooling schedule, many parents look to other home schoolers for advice. “Does it work with more than one child” or “Does it fit the curriculum?“ are some of the questions I heard my own mother ask when home-schooling my siblings and me. To […]

Touch Typing Helps Prepare Children for the Future

Touch Typing Helps Prepare Children for the Future

In a world where 50% of the workforce needs to have skills in technology (World Economic Forum) the base skill of Touch Typing becomes ever more important. To help provide that necessary building block Typing Tournament Online presents itself as an easy means to achieve that goal. With software that […]

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….  […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]