Typing Programs - SPELD NSW

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Typing Programs

Free Typing Programs

Typing Club uses instructional videos to engage your child while teaching typing. TypingClub is available online and has voice options. Students gain stars and points to measure progress. Also available as a paid Pro version.

Note: The program can be configures to provide a native experience for speakers British English.

Dance Mat is a UK-based program on the BBC website. The program uses colourful graphics, animals and voice overs to engage students while teaching touch typing.

Paid Typing Programs

Ages 6+

Aligns with Australian curricula

The program uses adventures exploring the Austrliaan environment to progressively teach touch typing and keyboard skills. It uses adaptive learning, so each student is working on material that is appropriate for their ability.

Ages 7-12

Nessy program shave been developed using proven research and Science of Reading to support students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and spatial awareness difficulties. Keys are introduced alphabetically to reduce confusion. Touch typing is taught as five different islands are explored. The child wins trophies and rewards along the way. The program allows words to be selected from different wordlists or you can create your own wordlists.

Ages 6 to adult. Aligns with Australian curricula

The program uses a medieval environment to progressively teach touch typing and keyboard skills. The program uses adaptive learning, so each student is working on material that is appropriate for their ability.

While the focus of this program is typing it will also assist with reading and spelling. Each level has an audio track to help your child hear the sound. There is also an option to remove the visuals allowing the child to practise hearing the words as they type. 

Note: There are US and UK voice options. Using the US voice option will result in the student learning US spelling conventions. TTRS also has country specific subject courses.

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