Go to navigation
It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:08 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: typing speed
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:20 pm 
Does anyone know of a good typing programme? I would like to encourage her speed up so that homework on the computer is not so painful.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:51 pm 
James from Herts thread has suggested MAVIS BEACON typing programme.Have not tried it myself but considering looking at it.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:29 pm
Posts: 1805
Location: Berkshire
My children had fun with 'Typing with Timon and Pumbaa'. They've now got a good understanding of the keyboards layout, but it doesn't have anything in the way of building speed once you've masterd the keyboard. Just good old repetition.

Still, lots of fun. I even had a go, and my son had extra incentive by trying to beat me to the finish.

A good starting package for kids.

:D

BW


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:49 am
Posts: 450
Mavis Beacon is a classic. It has the advantage that it's suitable for adults and older children. I insisted my children learnt to touchtype from about Year 1, and used elements from this program. Though they haven't built much speed (we haven't done much practice in the last few years), they are still faster than their peers. If you leave it too late, it's very difficult to maintain touchtyping. My husband spent many an evening with Mavis, but when the pressure was on, he reverted to two-finger typing...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:18 am
Posts: 4083
Sorry,wrong place,got lost


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:29 pm
Posts: 1805
Location: Berkshire
Quick!!!! Call the cavalry

LBSWM spotted in this vicinity!!!!!!!!!!!


:D :D :D :D :D :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:18 am
Posts: 4083
You guys are too quick! just can't take a nap anywhere! BeWILDered will come find you!
The typing was so loud here I got lost...was checking out if they had sterilised the keys with appropriate antiviral,antibacterial,anti anything that moves ,crawls,slides,flies..otherwise I'm not typing(got Marigolds on right now for extra protection)

Kiddos are notorious for nasal contaminations on keyboards,phones,games consoles,door knobs and Monopoly money.

HEALTH WARNING should be included in any typing programme.Swab regularly for personal safety!
Going back home now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:29 pm
Posts: 1805
Location: Berkshire
Quote:
The typing was so loud here I got lost...was checking out if they had sterilised the keys with appropriate antiviral,antibacterial,anti anything that moves ,crawls,slides,flies..otherwise I'm not typing(got Marigolds on right now for extra protection)

Kiddos are notorious for nasal contaminations on keyboards,phones,games consoles,door knobs and Monopoly money.

HEALTH WARNING should be included in any typing programme.Swab regularly for personal safety!


EEEeeeeYYYYYYuckkkkkkkkk

Enough to put anyone off having kiddo's for life!!

:) :) :)

(Why did we do it???? :wink: )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Right Type
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 8:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:49 pm
Posts: 33
Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire
I found all the computer programs a bit fussy. I got hold of an old PITMAN book (Ebay) and simply dictated the exercises. This took me about an hour - worked a treat! Son practised 10 minutes a day and was fairly competent in a couple of months.
PS .... you can even add the tracks to your IPOD!
Andrew


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016