Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum

LQ: 8.9

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Brain grade: 8.8
Fun score: 9.0

Platform/Console: , , LWK Recommended Age: 8+ Thinking Skills Used: , , Academic Skills Used:

Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum is an entertaining way for kids to become familiar with the standard keyboard, and gain proficient typing skills. This software is compatible with both PC and Mac computers, and there is a downloadable version offered for Mac users as well. The software includes access to several different programs, such as one for learning how to type home row, lower row, upper row, a program for games only, or for specific age ranges. The program is centered around Typer Island, a virtual island users will explore in order to find new typing activities, exercises, and games. The scenery and characters are well done, and overall the game is fun to play and easily adjusts to different skill levels of any user ages 8 and up.


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THIS APP IS GOOD FOR KIDS WHO NEED HELP WITH:

Writing

The main goal of Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum is to familiarize users with the keyboard, and to have them become quick and proficient in typing. The faster a user types, the more time can be spent editing and reviewing work. Improving typing speed can also help reduce the stress of writing assignments by providing an easy accommodation.

Time Management

Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort. 

Users will improve their ability to complete writing tasks quickly and thoroughly by reducing the time it takes to type and edit first drafts. This program will encourage users to focus on increasing their words-per-minute (WPM), allowing them to improve typing and Time Management skills. There are over 30 typing challenges and hundreds of tests, which measure speed and accuracy, and results are provided for adjusted words per minute, based on both typing accuracy and speed.

Focus

Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.

Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum requires users to focus on extended typing exercises, during which they are presented with a long series of letter combinations and must type them as quickly and accurately as possible to determine how many words per minute (WPM) they are capable of typing. Users set and reset their WPM goals throughout the program.

This program also offers countless mini-games that require users to focus on specific letters and hand movements to encourage memorization. For example, in some instances users are pressing buttons to squash bugs on the screen, and the next they are racing viking ships by typing as fast as possible.

Working Memory

Recalling and retaining information in our mind while working.

Learning proper techniques for typing requires practice and repetition. Typing Instructor for Kids presents proper typing techniques and new keys to users in increments, allowing users to practice typing with a limited number of keys before expanding to more difficult keys and reaches. Each time a user advances to a new set of keys, they must employ previously learned techniques. Recalling the locations of different keys, remembering the correct reaches, and understanding the shortcuts and hot-keys available to them on the keyboard all require users to exercise their Working Memory thinking skill.

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