Typesy October 06, 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 get this course at no additional cost.
Course #60: Complete Public Speaking Masterclass For Every Occasion Part 2
Your public speaking is only as good as your comfort level in your environment. In this 75-lesson course, instructor TJ teaches you how to effectively use PowerPoint, incorporate storytelling into your speeches and even use teleprompters in a way that comes off completely natural.
Course #61: Complete Public Speaking Masterclass For Every Occasion Part 3
Not all presentations are created equal. WIth this value-packed masterclass, professional speaker TJ Walker will go through the different kinds of public speaking, including TED talks, introductions, motivational speeches, and public speaking for children. There’s even some lessons specifically designed for people who think they hate public speaking.
Course #62: Complete Public Speaking Masterclass For Every Occasion Part 4
Being a great presenter isn’t just about your topic. In this 170-lesson package, you’ll learn how to read any room and make sure your audience members (or fellow presenters) are fully engaged. For those presentations that can’t be planned in advance, you’ll learn how to ace elevator pitches and last-minute public speaking engagements. You’ll come off just as prepared for an impromptu engagement as you would be for a speaking event booked months in advance.

New Typesy Admin Features

Disable Username change
In Admin Interface, added an option to class settings to prevent users in the class from changing their username.
This feature is applicable to Typesy for Education and Typesy Homeschool versions.
Payments screen
In Admin Interface for VIP and Homeschool subscriptions, added a screen to be able to view all past payments and download receipts for each one.
This feature is applicable to Typesy VIP and Typesy Homeschool versions.
Bug Fixes
  • A warning message about the user’s subscription is appearing on VIP accounts.
  • Some clever admin accounts display a blank page.
  • Issues with syncing Clever data. Users can’t see their classes and students in the admin interface.
  • Course videos not working/playing on some curriculums.

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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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Is touch typing the ‘correct’ way necessary?




Between hunt-and-peck and touch typing, this video will teach you why the latter is more advisable to use and practice. Please watch the video to know more about why touch typing is the standard method of keyboarding.


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Do you teach typing to your homeschool students?




Parents want the best for their children, especially in their educational development. To be enlightened on the endless benefits of teaching touch typing to your children, please watch the video below.


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Why Physical Keyboards are Needed to Learn Touch Typing




The pace at which typing evolves has always coincided with the evolution of technology itself– subtle, yet significant. Considering the speed of innovations in the past half-century, dozens of typing methods and platforms have emerged, from the physical keyboards of old-school Macintoshes to the built-in virtual ones on smartphones. It is only natural, then, for debates on which type of keyboard is better for effective typing to have slowly developed.

Numerous arguments have been made that favor the former or the more traditional method of the two. A research study published in the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) found that when participants were made to type on three physical keyboards of varying weights, thickness, and key travels, there was a clear advantage in both performance and satisfaction when they typed on mechanical-key keyboards (Chaparro et al., 2014). With thinner keyboards, the participants experienced slower typing speeds (by approximately 10 words-per-minute) and typing errors such as incorrect key substitutions, omissions, and inadvertent insertions; they also reported that the flatter keyboards were more mentally demanding, more frustrating, and required more effort to use. 

Physical keyboards seem to trump touch screen keyboards too. Speaking to the Washington Post, ergonomics consultant Ira Janowitz remarked that touch screen users have the tendency to push harder on the keyboard than necessary, resulting in gradual physical problems over time. Associate professor of industrial and systems engineering Bradley Chase added that smartphone usage in this manner could lead to neck, shoulder, and grip issues. The negative effects found in the JUS study also carry over to touch screen typing. This kind of keyboard makes touch typing difficult due to its sensitivity–a traditional typist would be unable to differentiate between the virtual keys without accidentally activating them.

“Old is gold” then when it comes to touch typing, as the evidence suggests. Physical keyboards are still vogue when it comes to typing properly, and steps have been taken by various software companies to merge new tech with old ones. So, if you’re hesitant to let go of your smartphone when touch typing, devices like Bluetooth keypads and software like Typesy make it possible for you to still stay connected to your physical keyboard. 


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How important is touch-typing to a programmer?




This video is primarily for people working on programming. It will explain the significance of touch typing in one’s professional life.


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What’s the best way to learn how to touch type solo?




While some of you are still curious why it is necessary to learn touch typing though you can reach 50 WPM with your eyes closed using hunt-and-peck, let us remind you that bad habits are more difficult to change the longer you get used to it. Touch typing is not just about proper hand movement, but also about posture. The earlier you start practicing it, the better.


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Which one should I focus first when learning touch typing, accuracy or speed?




If you are curious about which you should master first between speed or accuracy, watch the video below. The content will give you lots of ideas to keep you on the right track in your touch typing journey.


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