Real help for Struggling Maths Students – Validated by Research

Real help for Struggling Maths Students – Validated by Research

Why do some students struggle with maths? And what can be done to help them?  Definitive answers to these questions could certainly change the world and maybe even win a Nobel Prize.  Sadly, no one seems to be putting their hand up just yet.  Conducting high quality research in education is expensive and […]

Using Learning Theory to Help Our Students

Using Learning Theory to Help Our Students

At EdAlive we strive to build the very best in online learning websites that employ sound theory to promote learning.   Automaticity is a key to learning  We know that learning a new skill requires repetition.  With modern brain-scanning techniques, researchers can observe that the first few exposures to new information leads to a new neural connection being made.   […]

Why Does Australia Lag Behind In Typing Skills?

Why Does Australia Lag Behind In Typing Skills?

A vocational skill has now become mainstream 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 of the personal computer. At the same time the […]

Research Underpins EdAlive Websites

Research Underpins EdAlive Websites

EdAlive is committed to educational design directed and validated by research. Ongoing development of our products follows evidence-based best practice and has resulted in the publication of our five online learning websites. Research by EdAlive Online Learning website: Typing Tournament Resources & Research Maths Invaders Resources & Research Words Rock […]

Full Research: Maths Invaders Adaptive Learning

Full Research: Maths Invaders Adaptive Learning

Students’ Stellar Gains from Maths Invaders Online Introduction – Maths Invaders Online, Adaptive Learning Mode Maths Invaders Online is an online learning website published by EdAlive, marketed to school and home users in Australia and some other countries, to support instruction in mental arithmetic across school years 1-10 maths curricula.  The content […]

75% of Principals Want Improved Typing Skills (Full Report)

75% of Principals Want Improved Typing Skills (Full Report)

The Australian Primary Principals Association survey reinforces the need for typing in preparation for NAPLAN Online. EdAlive is delighted to endorse the published findings of the Australian Primary Principals Association in its summary report: APPA NAPLAN Online Trial Survey. It indicated that in preparation for NAPLAN Online: 78.61% of Principals […]

Teaching with Typing Tournament – Best Practice

Teaching with Typing Tournament – Best Practice

Helpful strategies Over the years we have gathered a wealth of information relating to the way that teachers use Typing Tournament in their classes. There are a multitude of approaches. The following list sets out some of the most useful that we have found. The teaching of efficient typing skills […]

Enhancing Student Engagement Through Fun

Enhancing Student Engagement Through Fun

If you type “Enhancing Student Engagement in the Classroom” into your search engine, you’ll find many dozens of articles covering hundreds of ideas that real teachers use to achieve and maintain student engagement – because they know that engagement is key to learning. Of course, there are certain themes that recur, but no […]

Typing Tournament Research

Typing Tournament Research

Our research shows that Typing Tournament really makes a difference Schools using Typing Tournament are seeing students increase their typing speed by an average of 6 WPM per term and are regularly achieving typing speeds of over 45 WPM. Research shows that the use of Typing Tournament boosts achievement in […]

Research Summary: Keyboard Ability Significantly Boosts NAPLAN Results

Research Summary: Keyboard Ability Significantly Boosts NAPLAN Results

Research shows that students who can type have a clear advantage in NAPLAN Online.