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….  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why NAPLAN Online will help educators re-examine the basics of ICT General Capabilities and the value of touch-typing

Why NAPLAN Online will help educators re-examine the basics of ICT General Capabilities and the value of touch-typing

The overview of general capabilities as provided by ACARA is essentially just an overview. Like most of the capabilities it uses broad language in order to empower teachers to determine how capabilities are developed within their school’s particular context. Two or more different forms of work may achieve the same […]

Typing and Autism

Typing and Autism

People with autism often express that they feel misunderstood. Both academically and socially, typing can open up possibilities for communication. Typing is a form of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). This means it can be used as a form of non-verbal communication for people who are either unable or find […]

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 […]

Holiday Typing in Preparation for NAPLAN Online

Holiday Typing in Preparation for NAPLAN Online

The Typing Tournament Online staff would love to wish you a safe and happy Easter and Term 1, 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. […]

Willetton Senior High Scores Top Marks in Typing

Willetton Senior High Scores Top Marks in Typing

WILLETTON Senior High School students were recently presented with trophies for winning awards at a World Typeathon last year. The competition involved 315 participating classes worldwide. Willetton SHS was sent several class trophies for its category wins. Year 8 classes won first and second place in the advanced category awards […]

Forrestdale students place third in worldwide competition

Forrestdale students place third in worldwide competition

Children from Forrestdale Primary School placed third in a worldwide typing competition in term four last year and earnt a trophy for their efforts. About 115 children from the school took part in the competition, which tested more than 300 classes worldwide on their typing skills. The competition had multiple […]

Matthew Gibney Catholic P.S Present Typeathon Trophy

Matthew Gibney Catholic P.S Present Typeathon Trophy

Recently, we were sent a picture of our 1st place “Most Words Typed”- Beginner overall champions receiving their class trophy and individual certificates. The students collectively typed 9,035 words and had an average speed of 10.6 wpm. Here is what their teacher Jessamy Savory had to say: “Late last year […]

Students Type Their Way To Victory

Students Type Their Way To Victory

The students of Mrs Weeks’ Year 2/3 class at Channel Christian School have just typed their way to success by winning first place in the “Most Words Typed”, Intermediate category in the Typing Tournament World Typeathon. The Typeathon was conducted during Term 4 in 2016 and involved over 315 participating […]