Now a days, typing has become a very important skill for kids to learn. I had been in the market for a good quality typing program for my oldest. So when we had the chance to team up with EdAlive and try out their Typing Tournament Online, we jumped on it.
What is Typing Tournament Online?
Typing Tournament Online is a complete, 10-finger typing course designed for students ages 6 to adult. Students can work right from their current typing level, and it progressively introduces the whole keyboard.
This is a self guided, medieval tournament theme program with 128 lessons, games and drills. Typing Tournament Online actively promotes the use of the right fingers on the right keys
Why Is Typing Important To Us?
Now a days, teens tend to type more on phones and tablets, which only requires the use of their thumbs or pointer finger. I feel it is really important to make sure 10 finger typing is taught as most careers will require the use of a computer.
This upcoming year with our oldest son starting high school, he will be required to type out more papers, notes, etc. I want to make sure that he is a proficient typer so that typing will not slow him down.
How Do We Use Typing Tournament Online?
A few times a week, my son spends 15-20 minutes working though the program after school.
When he signs in, he will see this screen:
When he click View Map, he will see this:
Usually he will start off with a little keyboard practice. This is basically a game where dragons are lighting up barrels of gun powder, and he has to put them out by typing to correct letter. The knight on the screen with then throw a water balloon and put out the fire.
After which he will select a place on the map. There he finds a lesson to work through, drills, test and games using the keys being taught. Tokens are awarded for accomplishments.
What Did We Think About Typing Tournament Online?
Overall my son and I both enjoyed this program. Typing Tournament Online, helped turn something like typing, that many kids may find boring, into a fun challenge.
My son can be loudly opinionated if he’d rather not do something. With Typing Tournament Online, I have never had any objections from him when asked to practice his typing.
We plan to continue using this program for the rest of the school year and into the summer. I really feel this will help prepare him for high school.
Looking For Help With Math Practice Too?
EdAlive not only offers a great Typing program, but they also have a program called, Maths Invaders Online. It is a fast pace, space invaders game, aimed at the 5 to 15 year old group of students.
Your student can practice:
- square roots,
- and directed numbers
While this program was not a fit for my boys right now, I think it would be great for a child that is motivated by video games and beating scores. For my oldest, fast pace math drills have never gone over well. But I tried it out myself, and I found it quite fun, so don’t discount it because it wasn’t a fit for my son.
What Did Other Families Think About These Two Program?
If you want to see how other families used Typing Tournament Online and Maths Invaders Online, click the link below!
Thank you EdAlive for allowing our family to try out two of your programs!