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Typing Tournament Research

Typing Tournament Research

Our research shows that Typing Tournament really makes a difference Schools using Typing Tournament are seeing students increase their typing speed by an average of 6 WPM per term and are regularly achieving typing speeds of over 45 WPM. Research shows that the use of Typing Tournament boosts achievement in […]

Research Underpins Development of All EdAlive Central Websites

Research Underpins Development of All EdAlive Central Websites

EdAlive is committed to educational design directed and validated by research. Ongoing development of our products follows evidence-based best practice. 3 new EdAlive Central powered websites released in 2020 Using this approach EdAlive has launched three exciting new EdAlive Central powered online learning websites during 2020: Words Rock Online, Baggin’ […]

Research shows that keyboard ability boosts NAPLAN Results

Research shows that keyboard ability boosts NAPLAN Results

New research shows that Year 5 students who have learned to type correctly have a clear advantage in NAPLAN style tests.

Full Research Report:  Keyboard Ability Clearly Shows in NAPLAN Results

Full Research Report: Keyboard Ability Clearly Shows in NAPLAN Results

New research has shown that Year 5 students who have learned to type with the leading touch-typing tutor, Typing Tournament Online have a clear advantage going into their NAPLAN Writing Task at Year 5 and above. Data Target Typing Tournament Online Schools were identified where classes including Year 5 students […]

New research confirms that good typing skills and keyboard confidence significantly boost NAPLAN Writing Task scores.

New research confirms that good typing skills and keyboard confidence significantly boost NAPLAN Writing Task scores.

Our research, which is shortly to be published in this blog, has shown that Year 5 students who have learned to type with Typing Tournament Online, have a clear advantage going into their NAPLAN Writing Task. The growing imperative for typing skills While many voices have long made the case […]

Research Details: Maths Invaders Online Adaptive Learning

Research Details: Maths Invaders Online Adaptive Learning

Students’ Stellar Gains from Maths Invaders Online Introduction Maths Invaders Online, Adaptive Learning Mode Maths Invaders Online is an online learning website published by EdAlive, marketed to school and home users in Australia and some other countries, to support instruction in mental arithmetic across school years 1-10 maths curricula.  The […]

Boost Maths Age by 12 Months in just one term!

Boost Maths Age by 12 Months in just one term!

Maths Invaders Online: Boost Maths Age with Adaptive Learning Our research shows that most students can dramatically boost their arithmetic skills with Maths Invaders Online.  Students are routinely improving their maths age by the equivalent of an entire school year, in a matter of months.  This is thanks to the […]

Students are reaching speeds over 45 Words Per Minute

Students are reaching speeds over 45 Words Per Minute

Students using Typing Tournament are reaching speeds of 45 Words Per Minute (wpm) by the time they finish primary school. This level of typing speed sets them up for success in their careers and gives them a massive time advantage over those that two finger type or hunt and peck […]

Massive increases in typing speed quantified

Massive increases in typing speed quantified

Regular use of Typing Tournament Online increases average typing speed by 6 WPM per term per student! Over the past few weeks we have been analysing students’ progress when learning to type with Typing Tournament Online. The results are incredible. A glance at the Leaderboard indicates that we have many […]

Why does Australia lag behind the rest of the world in the teaching of typing skills?

Why does Australia lag behind the rest of the world in the teaching of typing skills?

Why does Australia lag behind the rest of the world in the teaching of typing skills? Over the past 40 years in Australia we have seen the skill of touch-typing move from being a vocational (secretarial) skill learnt by a few to a key skill for all, in the age […]

The critical place of touch typing in literacy – Video interview

The critical place of touch typing in literacy – Video interview

Catherine Oelhman – Literacy Teacher 18th October 2017. Catherine Oelhman: Literacy Teacher – Gifted and Talented Programme – St George Christian School, Sutherland, NSW, Australia. Graham East: Managing Director EdAlive. Transcript from the interview Catherine: I’m really interested in the process of children’s reading and writing. Writing incorporates so much now. […]

Good keyboarding and typing skills are critical for NAPLAN Online

Good keyboarding and typing skills are critical for NAPLAN Online

It is highly likely that Typing Tournament Online boosts NAPLAN Online results The results for the first round of NAPLAN Online are in. For the 20% of Australian students who participated, it appears to have been a great success with 99.8% of students able to complete the online test. ACARA […]

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

As a pre-service teacher I have always found the arguments around different forms of teaching and learning to be highly frustrating. Authoritative and Egalitarian models of teaching are considered superior to Authoritarian even though we know that in some cases the Authoritarian approach may be the best due to factors […]

Why NAPLAN Online will help educators re-examine the basics of ICT General Capabilities and the value of touch-typing

Why NAPLAN Online will help educators re-examine the basics of ICT General Capabilities and the value of touch-typing

The overview of general capabilities as provided by ACARA is essentially just an overview. Like most of the capabilities it uses broad language in order to empower teachers to determine how capabilities are developed within their school’s particular context. Two or more different forms of work may achieve the same […]

NAPLAN Online 2018 and the future

NAPLAN Online 2018 and the future

We are approaching the time when the 2018 NAPLAN Online testing will be implemented. Thousands of students from the states and territories will be participating in a test which will measure student ability in: conventions of language, numeracy and reading. They will use a point-and-click interface to do so, which […]

Teaching with Typing Tournament – Best Practice

Teaching with Typing Tournament – Best Practice

The teaching of efficient typing skills is a curriculum requirement The Australian Curriculum Within The Australian Curriculum, there is an implicit requirement that students develop efficient keyboarding skills. (ACELY1654, ACTDIK007, ACELA1433, ACTDIK001). NSW Syllabus The Technology outcomes of the NSW Syllabus are explicit regarding the teaching of keyboarding skills and […]

Prepare for NAPLAN Online

Prepare for NAPLAN Online

75% of Principals want to improve students’ keyboarding and typing skills before NAPLAN Online. EdAlive is delighted to endorse the published findings of the Australian Primary Principals Association in its summary report: APPA NAPLAN Online Trial Survey. It indicated that in preparation for NAPLAN Online: 78.61% of Principals want to […]