Teaching Your Students From Home

Teaching Your Students From Home

Over the past month, teachers across Australia have been rushing to prepare their students with the necessary tools to work from home. Mass producing packets, preparing lists of approved learning sites and making sure students have the infrastructure needed at home; the list goes on. This only covers the tip […]

Nimble Fingers Net Second Spot

Nimble Fingers Net Second Spot

THE students of 4C at Warrigal Road State School have typed their way to success by claiming second place in the Most Words Typed in Queensland category of the Typing Tournament: Quarter 1 Typing Challenge. Deputy principal Karen Coombes praised the students and classroom teacher Sam Heron. She said more […]

The changing eSafety Landscape For Schools

The changing eSafety Landscape For Schools

Rapid change is with us Over the past few years, cyber threats to the safety and security of the student and teacher data contained in online learning systems have escalated. Concurrently changes in community expectations regarding the privacy and security of this personal data have increased. Fortunately, EdAlive has always […]

Visiting Winners for the Maths Challenge

Visiting Winners for the Maths Challenge

Visiting the Under 10s Winners for the Maths Challenge! In November we visited some schools to see how they use Adaptive Learning in Maths Invaders Online. This adaptive learning tests a child’s abilities in maths topics and then gives them questions suited to their skill level. We placed this revolutionary […]

Touch-Typing: Rote or Integrated Learning?

Touch-Typing: Rote or Integrated Learning?

Touch-Typing: Rote and 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 […]

Challenge 4 – Keeping Kids Eyes On The Screen

Challenge 4 – Keeping Kids Eyes On The Screen

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s The following information has been adapted from EdAlive’s Typing Tournament – Guide To Best Classroom Practice. While looking at the screen instead of the keyboard, students can see if they’ve made a mistake and correct themselves immediately, improving typing […]

Challenge 2 –  A Whole School Strategy

Challenge 2 – A Whole School Strategy

The following information has been adapted from EdAlive’s Typing Tournament – Guide To Best Classroom Practice © 2018. Typing is a key life skill that should be acquired and developed longitudinally. Typing Tournament has been built to help teachers achieve the relevant keyboarding curriculum outcomes across all years of schooling. […]

Challenge 1 – Finding Time To Teach Typing

Challenge 1 – Finding Time To Teach Typing

Finding time to teach typing quickly pays off Many teachers find that fitting just one more thing into the crowded school curriculum is difficult. In the case of teaching typing skills a little work upfront quickly pays off. Once students are able to type they can get through their other […]

Challenge 3 – Breaking Bad Typing Habits

Challenge 3 – Breaking Bad Typing Habits

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s The following information has been adapted from EdAlive’s Typing Tournament – Guide To Best Classroom Practice © 2018. Most students come to Typing Tournament with well-established poor typing habits. Children as young as 2 regularly interact with iPads and […]

Challenge 5 – Keeping Student Results Relevant

Challenge 5 – Keeping Student Results Relevant

When student results are mismatched with their ability level, they may end up taking on challenges they are not ready for. The following information has been adapted from EdAlive’s Typing Tournament – Guide To Best Classroom Practice. Sometimes, a student’s recorded results may be fail to accurately reflect a student’s […]