How to Measure Your Keyboarding Skills with an Online Typing Program




Are you more pro than a program?

So you’ve got the chops for typing. Your friends compliment you a lot for how fast you type. When you have a laptop or desktop computer in hand, it’s basically your time to shine. Some compare you to Mozart when you type as your fingers dance over the keys.

But are you sure you’re that good?

Do you know how many words you can type per minute? How about your maintained speed in 50 minutes? How many fingers do you use to type? Do you know all the keys in the keyboard from memory?

The answer to all these questions can all be found in a typing program! Typing programs aren’t just for beginners or people learning a brand-new technique. They can be for anyone, even professionals like you think you are. Some programs are, indeed, meant for children, while others have packages for schools and universities. However, most of them can be used at home to practice your skills and test yourself to make sure you aren’t missing out ona an important element of excellent typing.

Typing programs can help you improve a few key elements of your practice, like those described below.

Speed

Speed, the number one thing that people who type well gloat about. Keyboarding speed is measured in words per minute, but professionals also measure how many words they can type in 50 minutes. The average typing speed is usually 40 wpm, but the Guinness Book of World Records recorded Barbara Blackburn as the fastest typist in the world with 212 wpm with maintained speed of 150 wpm in 50 minutes. You may be able to beat that record if you use typing programs that test you constantly, and push you to beat your own records. Someone needs to win back that World Record title!

Accuracy

Speed may be impressive, but anyone can type gibberish quickly. Professionally, words containing errors aren’t counted towards your score. Thus, it is important to type fast and be accurate at the same time. Blackburn and her competitor Wrona scored more than 200 correct words each. Websites online are creative in identifying errors in typing. Some usually coat it with red. Others won’t register it unless it’s the correct letter. Some won’t register the word at all once an error has been committed.

There are many free typing websites, but, if you really want to be the best in your field, you can buy the packages installed in certain websites. Some websites are purely for free use, like SpeedTypingOnline and Ratatype, but they only provide one test or limited number of courses. What most websites do is make their tests and courses free, but reserve some features for sale only. These features are usually the most effective way to learn as they offer difficult courses or additional, more entertaining features like games. They also provide instructional videos or audio guides to help you learn keyboarding.

Now, it’s time to put your skills to the test, so that the next time your friends compliment your skill, it won’t be a bunch of gibberish.


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Typesy July 22, 2022 Update




Typesy is an active, growing project. We have a team of engineers, teachers, curriculum experts, psychologists, and user interface designers committed to improving this product. Here are the latest updates:

New Typesy Features

Support for SIS Student Number
When using Clever, SIS IDs are synced with Typesy and will be visible in class, use, and district reports.
This feature applies to the Typesy for Schools version.
Loading Animation Update
New design for the loading screen
This feature applies to all versions.
Initial Test Update
New questions added to the Initial Test dialog. The questions will determine the user’s topics of interest and the choices for these questions are displayed in a slider. The top 4 topics that the user is interested in will be used in the recommended section of the Courses screen.
For the dialog’s design, there is now a progress indicator at the top, and the dialog is now displayed using the entire screen.
This feature applies to VIP users only.
Course Tab Experience Update
This update will make it super easy for users to find and consume content on Typesy.
Everything is displayed in a single screen with a top toolbar showing the curriculum categories (e.g. Learn the Keyboard, TEKS, Common Core, etc.) when user scrolls down.
With one swipe, users can now see the new curriculum category.
“Continue learning” section
This section will only display if the user has started a course
“Recommended” section
Applicable to Typesy VIP customers only. Typesy can now recommend courses based on your initial test, interests, and activity on the platform.
NOTE: This section is not applicable to Typesy for School or Homeschool versions.
“Assigned to” section
This section is applicable to users under schools or the homeschool account. If the user has a work or curriculum assigned, this section will appear as the first section. However, if the user have started a course, the “Continue learning” section will show first, and then the “Assigned to” section will show next.
This feature applies to all versions.

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A Secret Peek at Two More Essential Parts of the Forthcoming “Typesy Teaches Office” Package




Become a word processing guru. Let’s learn the basics and then become a Microsoft Word guru!

This course will make you a guru with Word (even if you know practically nothing now) and give you all the knowledge you need to create amazing and impressive documents on any version. While we use Word 2010 as an example, virtually all of this amazing course applies from 2010 to 2019 and Microsoft 365.

Create “jaw-dropping” Excel charts, graphics and presentations

The best way to make people understand data is to visualize it. This is the single most important skill that you need to learn in order to use Excel to your advantage – in work or study. In this course, legendary Excel guru Khan Ahmed will show you how to easily create impressive charts and graphics in Excel.


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Danny Ballan Explains How To Rock Your Next PowerPoint Presentation




Danny brings more than a decade of teaching technology and design to over 10,000 students. He even designed a course being used by schools all over the world! Now he’s here to show you the ins and outs of a stunning PowerPoint presentation. By combining basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques into one amazing course, you’ll be truly standing out at your next school project or work meeting. 


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Ultimate Excel Course Sneak Peek




This is exciting news! The hugely successful Ultimate Excel Course by Alan Murray will be one of five courses included in the Typesy Teaches Office Package! This course is an in-depth course for everything you will need to know in Excel. It’s action-packed and there’s a lot to cover!


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Typesy Teaches Office – Most Pressing Questions Answered




Since announcing Typesy Teaches Office, we have received a massive number of questions and feedback. While we are working around the clock, it’s been difficult to get to every question individually. But we will get there soon! In this blog post, we answer your most common questions about Typesy Teaches Office. If you still can’t find your required answer here, please feel free to contact the helpdesk or email us directly.

NOTE: Typesy Teaches Office will only be available for 5-days to the first 200 Typesy or eReflect customers who apply.

What is different about this Typesy Teaches Office vs previous versions?

In the new version of Typesy Teaches Office, we are adding heaps of new premium courses, new content, and new features. In fact, we anticipate that this version will have over 255 new lessons and 8 new courses. We are aiming to make Typesy Teaches office the most comprehensive and useful office training on the planet, period

Do we need to pay in order to access Typesy Teaches Office? If so, how much?

In order to put this together, we have had to amass some of the top Microsoft Office experts in the world, but we’ve managed to make some very beneficial deals with them. That means, with Typesy Teaches Office, you’ll be getting some of the best courses in the world for a fraction of the price if you bought them separately ($17,000+). This is very exciting, stay tuned for more details.

What is the difference between Typesy Teaches Office and some other existing Microsoft Office courses?

You don’t need to search through different online learning platforms with existing Microsoft Office courses as we have gathered 8 of the best authors in the field of Microsoft Office online courses available.

What are the kinds of lessons that Typesy Teaches Office will provide? I hope there is an overview where we can check the topics included.

We have released blog posts on each online course. Feel free to check here:

– Allan Murray’s Ultimate Excel Course
Microsoft Word and Excel Chart and Graphics Courses
– Danny Ballan’s PowerPoint presentation Masterclass

Do I need to be a Typesy user to buy this?

No, but you must be an eReflect customer or subscriber to access this offer. So if you have purchased any eReflect program or subscription, then you are eligible. Typesy users are of course eligible.

Is this available to the general public?

Unfortunately, due to the limited availability of the Typesy Teaches office, we cannot make it available to the general public. It’s strictly for Typesy and eReflect customers only. We appreciate your cooperation, and please refrain from forwarding emails or access to others.

I received your email about Allan Murray’s Ultimate Excel Course and I love it. When will you launch more courses?

Allan Murray’s course will be part of the Typesy Teaches Office. It’s one of the five courses available on the platform. All of the courses in Typesy Teaches Office will launch simultaneously.

Most people already have knowledge about Microsoft Word or Excel so I would like to ask if there is a lot of information and learning that Typesy Teaches Office will introduce that is not commonly known.

Typesy Teaches Office is designed to take you from minimal knowledge to beginner to advanced in Microsoft Office. You will have far better knowledge than the average person, and this will pay huge dividends in your career, job, and study.

What will happen if I register on the limited offer of the Typesy Teaches Office page? Will I get the courses for free or will I be charged sooner?

You will not be charged after the 30-day free trial. The price will be a massive discount on the normal price of the courses. Due to strict agreements with the authors, we are only allowed to offer this course to the first 200 people who apply. So we highly recommend grabbing this limited promo offer.

How long does it take to complete one course?

With over 30 hours of content, Typesy Teaches Office gives you a huge amount of premium training and content. However, because of the advanced curriculum, you will be able to easily focus on the parts you need most. You can invest as much or as little time as you like, depending on your goals.

Can you give some background about the instructors or facilitators of these courses?

Your Typesy Teaches Office experts are among the most respected and experienced Microsoft Office instructors in the world. We will be announcing detailed bios of them closer to the launch.

Why is there so much interest in learning Microsoft Office lately?

We have found that during the lockdown, and with the Covid-19 situation, there is a huge demand for increasing skills. Our customers are smart people, and they realize that lockdown is the perfect opportunity to increase skills and be prepared for a huge boost in career, knowledge, income, and skills – as we emerge from Covid-19.


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Typesy December 14, 2021 Update




Typesy is an active project. We have a large team of engineers, teachers, curriculum experts, psychologists, and user interface designers constantly working to improve the product. Here are the latest updates:

New Premium Courses

Typesy VIP, Homeschool, and School subscribers will access these courses at no additional cost.
Course #69 – Email Communication: 10 Principles to Write Better Emails
Learn one of the most critical skills for a successful career – effective email communication
According to LinkedIn and Harvard Business Review, effective communication is critical during the interview process and throughout a career if it is to be successful.
Most people lack effective communication skills, and their emails are long, unstructured, and cluttered with multiple messages. It is impossible to avoid email. The average office worker will receive over 100 emails per day and spend more than 10 hours a week reading and writing emails.
Email has become a standard of business communication. This means you will write thousands of emails throughout your career! After attending this course, you will write strong, succinct emails and be an effective communicator.
Course #70: Proofreading Business Writing – Business Proofreading Exercises
Proofreading is necessary. Errors in your writing are a barrier a reader must climb to discover your meaning. Avoid confusion and learn the best proofreading techniques to help you eliminate errors in your professional writing.

New Typesy Features

Login Clarification
Added a more descriptive error when logging in with Google, Microsoft, or Apple when an existing user of a different type uses the same email address.
This feature applies to all versions.
Typing Activity Update – Manage Long Texts
Long texts will be split into pages and will load 1 at a time during a typing activity. A popup will notify the user when they have reached the end of a page and a new page is about to load.
This feature applies to all versions.
Invite Users
Added ability to send an invite to an email address rather than requiring the creation of a user. The recipient can now create their own user login with an existing user to link to their current purchase.
This feature applies to Typesy VIP.
Minor Voice Control Update
Added options to control the speed of the voiceover feature.
This feature applies to all versions.

New Typesy Admin Features

Class Grading Report
Added a new Class Report that will allow teachers to grade students different performance metrics.
This feature applies to Typesy Homeschool and Typesy for Education.
View all test results in a tab on the student profile screen in the admin interface
Added a new tab in the student view to view all test results for a particular student.
This feature applies to Typesy Homeschool and Typesy for Education.
Minor UX Updates
  • Added ability to change avatar/profile picture for all account types
  • Submit ticket button in admin interface will link to the helpdesk
This feature is applicable to all versions.

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Choosing the Right Age-Appropriate Typing Curriculum for Your Students





Choosing the right age-appropriate typing curriculum for your students can be tough. There are several things to consider, and in many cases, you will be deciding on a program for many children simultaneously. Programs like Typesy can be great for groups and individuals because they meet all the requirements for any age group. But what is it you are looking for, exactly? 

Level of difficulty

When choosing a curriculum you need to keep the children’s age in mind. Are you trying to teach a group of eight-year-olds or middle schoolers? These two age groups need entirely different things from a typing curriculum. The eight-year-olds will need simpler tasks that are made more fun. The activities need to be broken up into smaller bites. 

Meanwhile, middle schoolers can spend longer stretches at their computers, and they need a more repetitive and advanced curriculum compared to their younger counterparts. Choose the program that caters to the age group you are working with. You can also choose a program that caters to any age group, like Typesy for example.

Ads

Ads can often be an issue on many free typing websites. You may find an awesome site with no fees and fun games, but the next thing you know the kids are seeing inappropriate video ads and clickbait. This can bring viruses to computers, and even to the whole network, the computers are running on. 

Ads can expose children to things they should not see. It is always best to choose a curriculum that is ad-free and safe for the children. 

Teaching method

Some children learn best with repetitive drills. Others learn best with games and entertainment. There are some programs that use one method or the other, but it is best to find one that includes both. Get to know the children you will be teaching and decide what works best for them. No two children are alike, so if you are teaching in groups you will need a program that can handle multiple methods.

The focus of the curriculum

The last thing to remember is to decide what you want the focus of the curriculum to be, and stick to it. Do you want to teach the students key placement and proper posture and hand placement? Are your students more advanced, and now focused on speed and accuracy? These things matter. Some programs, like Typesy, can offer a wide range of options. Others tend to stick to one focus at a time.

Conclusion

Choosing the right age-appropriate typing curriculum for your students can be challenging. You want to ensure you are providing the best education that you can while ensuring every student gets what they need from the program. No two kids are alike, which is why programs like Typesy are the best option. The wider the scope of the program, the more students it will work for. 

Focus on the child’s age and skill level, and you will be sure to find the right curriculum for your students.


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Typesy: App Demo




With a unique typing curriculum that features standards-aligned content, Typesy is the #1-rated typing tutor among students and administrators alike. Schools and districts can see improved keyboarding skills and test-taking abilities thanks to easy-to-use interfaces and engaging learning tools that also foster future careers and digital citizenship.

Request for a free trial here: https://www.typesy.com/edu/


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What is the respectable or average typing speed? What is a good touch typing speed?




Most people are not so familiar when can one be considered an average or amazing touch typist because there is no set standard or range for WPM level. Thus, we created a video to give you insight and direction of your mastery level.


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