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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]