Teaches Typing for Life
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Typing Tournament Online teaches the vital skill of Touch Typing and enhances keyboard skills. It uses a unique combination of mastery learning, teaching sequences and games to motivate both children and adults to learn. It actively guides children and adults through the typing activities for optimal learning and ensures that they are using the right fingers on the right keys.

The teaching of touch typing is now a critical skill for all students. We’ve put together a wide range of information and resource material to assist teachers and parents to understand this imperative and support them as they implement Typing Tournament with their students. Here’s a few of the most helpful resources:

Typing Tournament Online – Teacher Guide
EdAlive Central – Teacher Guide
Typing Tournament Online – Best Practice Guide
The Typing Imperative

Typing Tournament Online

Typing Tournament Online

Teaches Typing for Life Ages 5 to 15+ Typing Tournament Online teaches the vital skill of Touch Typing and enhances keyboard skills. It uses a unique combination of mastery learning, teaching sequences and games to motivate both children and adults to learn. It actively guides children and adults through the […]

Keyboard Shortcut “Hacks”

Keyboard Shortcut “Hacks”

The humble keyboard is a fixture in many people’s everyday lives whether it be at school or work, however many people are not aware of the numerous useful Keyboard shortcut “hacks”. Keyboard shortcut “hacks” – Scrolling using the space bar Hitting the space bar will scroll down the page for you […]

Why Does Australia Lag Behind In Typing Skills?

Why Does Australia Lag Behind In Typing Skills?

Why does Australia lag behind the rest of the world in the teaching of typing skills? 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 […]

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 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 […]