TypingInstructorWeb for Kids
[Individual Software (800) 822-3522]
Over the years, keyboarding software for children has taken many forms, all using different conventions for teaching proper fingering and posture, and offering games to reinforce learning and add interest. Too often, these programs overemphasize the game feature, and the user could spend too much time playing games instead of learning proper posture and keyboarding skills; or there may be difficulty navigating within the program.
Typing Instructor (CD) has had many upgrades, and has remained a cut above the rest. Enhancements to Typing Instructor Platinum, Version 21, the latest CD, take the program to a whole new level.
In January, 2012 the company launched TypingInstructorWeb for Kids, an innovative, colorful, child-friendly online version that uses comic book graphics and an adventure theme to motivate kids (ages 6 to 12). Tour guides, Lafitte (a parrot) and Toby, show children how best to explore Typer Island, the objective being to complete typing lessons to earn rewards and capture the castle. Many creative typing games are interspersed throughout, but the central focus of learning typing skills is never lost. The five exciting virtual environments (The Old West, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea) will be irresistible to kids, and they won't even notice they are learning keys on the home, top and bottom rows!
Program features: Eleven complete typing plans; multi-level/multi-play typing games with learned keys; accessibility online anytime (with subscription); complete reporting/results on student progress; follows guidelines of NETS/ISTE; management center for administrators and teachers.
TypingInstructorWeb for Kids is a BESSIE Award winner in the Upper Elementary Keyboarding Website category.