The growing imperative for Typing Skills

The growing imperative for Typing Skills

Good typing skills are becoming more and more critical Community and educational expectations regarding the necessity of teaching typing skills are changing rapidly.  In the past generation we have seen a transition from typing being the preserve of professional secretaries to a critical main stream skill for every member of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Massive 6 WPM a Term Increase In Typing Speed

Massive 6 WPM a Term Increase In Typing Speed

Regular use of Typing Tournament Online increases average typing speed by 6 WPM per term per student! Over the past few weeks we have been analysing students’ progress when learning to type with Typing Tournament Online. The results are incredible. A glance at the Leaderboard indicates that we have many […]

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 […]

The Critical Place Of Touch Typing In Literacy

The Critical Place Of Touch Typing In Literacy

Catherine Oelhman – Literacy Teacher 18th October 2017. Catherine Oelhman: Literacy Teacher – Gifted and Talented Programme – St George Christian School, Sutherland, NSW, Australia. Graham East: Managing Director EdAlive. Transcript from the interview Catherine: I’m really interested in the process of children’s reading and writing. Writing incorporates so much now. […]

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 […]