Challenge 4 – Keeping Kids Eyes On The Screen

Challenge 4 – Keeping Kids Eyes On The Screen

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 speeds. To touch type correctly students must focus their eyes on […]

NAPLAN Online Causes Re-examination

NAPLAN Online Causes Re-examination

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 […]

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 […]

Keyboard Ability Boosts NAPLAN Results by 37%

Keyboard Ability Boosts NAPLAN Results by 37%

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

How Fast Should Students Be Able To Type?

How Fast Should Students Be Able To Type?

Are your students typing quickly enough? Many Typing Tournament Students attain speeds over 80 Words Per Minute. Make sure that the students at your school are not left behind hunting and pecking at 10 WPM! A recent analysis of the typing speeds being achieved by students using Typing Tournament Online […]

NAPLAN Online 2018 and the future

NAPLAN Online 2018 and the future

We are approaching the time when the 2018 NAPLAN Online testing will be implemented. Thousands of students from the states and territories will be participating in a test which will measure student ability in: conventions of language, numeracy and reading. They will use a point-and-click interface to do so, which […]

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 […]

NAPLAN Online – typing skills are critical

NAPLAN Online – typing skills are critical

New research has shown that Year 5 students who have learned to type with the leading touch-typing tutor, Typing Tournament Online have a clear advantage going into their NAPLAN Writing Task at Year 5 and above. The results for the first round of NAPLAN Online are in. For the 20% […]

Full Research: Typing Skill Boosts NAPLAN Results

Full Research: Typing Skill Boosts NAPLAN Results

Research Summary available here… New research has shown that Year 5 students who have learned to type with the leading touch-typing tutor, Typing Tournament Online have a clear advantage going into their NAPLAN Writing Task at Year 5 and above. Data Target Typing Tournament Online Schools were identified where classes […]

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 […]