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Typing games have never been so important

Typing games have never been so important

Typing games as a kid It was 1990 when I first learned how to type, the same year that my father was laid off from an office job.  Kindly told that it was to allow him to enjoy his ‘twilight years’, the reality behind it was employing someone younger, cheaper […]

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 […]

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 […]

School Help

School Help

Help, Support and Training Included Access to the EdAlive Central Help Centre to guide you through the set up and use of EdAlive Central and the related websites. Features a searchable database, videos and printable PDF guides. Unlimited (AEST) telephone support for schools in Australia and New Zealand. Free Call […]

EdAlive Awards

EdAlive Awards and Endorsements The EdAlive CD titles on which the EdAlive Central Online Learning websites are based were highly awarded. The same attention to detail, educational structure and engaging fun have been carried forward to the new online versions. Here follows a summary of previous awards: Typing Tournament “EXCELLENT” […]

The ST4S Safety and Privacy Standards and EdAlive Central

The ST4S Safety and Privacy Standards and EdAlive Central

The EdAlive Central results The EdAlive Central titles Typing Tournament Online and Maths Invaders Online have both easily meet the minimum standards of the new ST4S (Safer Technologies 4 Schools) assessment conducted by ESA (Education Services Australia). The other EdAlive Central titles Although they have not yet been assessed for […]

EdAlive School Installable and CD-based Software is now “End of Life”, but this is not the end of the story!

EdAlive School Installable and CD-based Software is now “End of Life”, but this is not the end of the story!

EdAlive CD and installable software is “End of Life“ We last updated our famous EdAlive software titles back in 2010 when Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6 were around. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of students have used this software on their school servers and networks including titles like […]

EdAlive Installable Software (School Version) “End of Life” and Cloud Migration Pathways

The school version of the titles listed below are now considered “End of Life” in line with Microsoft and Apple’s Operating System life-cycles. We have provided suitable EdAlive Central web app migration pathways for each title. The last update of EdAlive’s installable software in 2010 ensured compatibility with the latest […]

EdAlive Central Comparison

The EdAlive range of educational titles was originally published on CD. Many of these titles have now been significantly upgraded and migrated to online websites. These new websites are significantly superior to the old CD-based editions. Although the old CD editions were good products they were subject to the limitations […]

Teaching your Students with EdAlive’s Online Learning

Teaching your Students with EdAlive’s Online Learning

Over the past month, teachers across Australia have been rushing to prepare their students with the necessary tools to work from home. Mass producing packets, preparing lists of approved learning sites and making sure students have the infrastructure needed at home; the list goes on. This only covers the tip […]

Teach the basics in the Covid Crisis

Teach the basics in the Covid Crisis

COVID Crisis parents only need focus on teaching the basics as they struggle with their new roles as teachers in their own homes. As parents struggle to balance jobs, working from home and their newly acquired role of home schooling, Sarah Mitchell, the NSW Education Minister has urged parents not […]

Curriculum Correlation

High integrity replication of your local curricula A wide range of local curricula have been directly encapsulated within EdAlive Central’s suite of websites precisely mirroring their internal organisation, hierarchy and terminology. Direct one-to-one, activity-to-outcome links between all content and your local curricula All 17,000+ educational activities are correlated one-to-one with the […]

Join over 40,000 Students Online Learning Every day!

Join over 40,000 Students Online Learning Every day!

With the increasing pressure for school’s to provide online learning resources in the wake of Covid-19, usage of EdAlive Central has surged. Providing students with comprehensive learning in Mathematics, Touch Typing and Literacy, it is not hard to see why.   Why Online Learning?   With the changes and uncertainty […]

Teaching my kids at home with EdAlive Central

Teaching my kids at home with EdAlive Central

My social media feed has been full of useful learning-from-home resources, photos of children happily being taught by smiling parents and fun stories about alternative learning options – baking to learn fractions, for example. So I decided that it was time for our family to adhere to social distancing recommendations […]

Coronavirus eLearning Help

Coronavirus eLearning Help

The EdAlive team are here to assist Automated Adaptive Learning websites. Ideal for disrupted times. 35 years of experience. Unprecedented times In a matter of weeks, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption to education around the world.  Here in Australia is clear is that there will be major disruption to […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Fast Should Students Be Able To Type?

How Fast Should Students Be Able To Type?

Are your students typing quickly enough? Many Typing Tournament Students attain speeds over 80 Words Per Minute. Make sure that the students at your school are not left behind hunting and pecking at 10 WPM! A recent analysis of the typing speeds being achieved by students using Typing Tournament Online […]

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 growing imperative for Typing Skills

Good typing skills are becoming more and more critical Community and educational expectations regarding the necessity of teaching typing skills are changing rapidly.  In the past generation we have seen a transition from typing being the preserve of professional secretaries to a critical main stream skill for every member of […]

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. […]

Articles by teachers and Principals re the need for Typing

Teachers and Principals often refer to the need for typing skills. Willeton Senior High School “The English department has started teaching touch typing to their lower school classes in an effort to improve speed and accuracy of typing skills” Forrestdale Primary School “Touch typing skills have become important for children […]

New NSW HSC Requirements Depend on Touch Typing Skills

New NSW HSC Requirements Depend on Touch Typing Skills

The new NSW HSC requirements coming into effect in 2020 require Touch Typing as an educational skill and also as a life skill. As of next year, students who did not achieve a Band 8 or higher in their Year 9 Naplan will need to sit a selection of Minimum […]

Cool Maths Games In Maths Invaders Online!

Cool Maths Games In Maths Invaders Online!

Ever wanted to play some cool maths games with your friends and didn’t know where to start? Well look no further because Maths Invaders Online has it all! Maths Invaders Online is the cool new educational program created by EdAlive. Set in space, you are a space defender who has […]

Maths is Fun with Galactic Campaign!

Maths is Fun with Galactic Campaign!

Ever been doing your maths homework and wondered “how could anyone think Maths is fun?”  Well you’re not alone, but with Galactic Campaign from Maths Invaders Online you’ll find that maths can be fun. Set in space you need to save the planet from waves of descending maths questions. Only the correct […]

Home School Families say yes to EdAlive Central!

Home School Families say yes to EdAlive Central!

EdAlive Central prides itself in making our products accessible and usable by students from all walks of life, whether they be in private, public or home school education. Recently we asked the Home School Review Crew, an American Home-Schooling group, to take a look at EdAlive Central. This is our ground-breaking […]

ACARA Literacy Progressions require Advanced Keyboarding skills

ACARA Literacy Progressions require Advanced Keyboarding skills

In 2018 ACARA defined new Achievement Standards within the Literacy Progression of the Australian Curriculum. The new Standards relate to the Writing Element and specifically the Handwriting and Keyboarding Sub Element – (Previously Handwriting). The new Achievement Standards are HwK1, HwK2, HwK3, HwK4, HwK5, HwK6, HwK7, HwK8. The progression addresses handwriting […]

Typing Tournament Online passes 400,000,000 words typed!

Typing Tournament Online passes 400,000,000 words typed!

Students across Australia are gearing up for NAPLAN Online 2019. Schools across the nation are doubling down on the process of teaching students to type as they know that when typing becomes automatic students are more able to focus on academic expression and will perform better in NAPLAN. Aussie students […]

Learn More About Maths Invader’s host : EdAlive Central

SSO (Single Sign On) EdAlive Central creates one record for each student with a user name and password. Students can use this one set of credentials to sign into any licensed EdAlive web app linked to EdAlive Central. Integrates with Office 365/Azure, Google, Facebook and SAML Single Sign On systems […]

What Is Maths Invaders Online?

Maths Invaders Online : A multifaceted maths resource of unparalleled power The new Maths Invaders Online is a resource of unparalleled power and capacity for teachers of maths. It is concurrently: a tables/maths fact teaching environment a comprehensive mastery learning programme a massive Printable Maths Practice Worksheet Generator Its focus […]

Our Sister Product Just Got A Brand New Campaign

Our Sister Product Just Got A Brand New Campaign

Typing Tournament’s Sister Just Got a Brand New Campaign!     For those of you who haven’t heard yet – Typing Tournament has a sister program focusing on Mathematics. Maths Invaders Online is packed full of highly innovative and motivational features – shared with the massively successful Typing Tournament Online. […]

Maths Invaders Online passes 1,000,000 questions answered!

Maths Invaders Online passed the 1,000,000 questions answered landmark at 11:05 am on Monday 6th August. This is astonishing growth as Maths Invaders Online was only released at the end of Term 2 2018! Feedback from teachers is really positive. They love the idea that the students do so much […]

New! Galactic Campaign – Released!

New! Galactic Campaign – Released!

We have just released the amazing Maths Invaders Online “Galactic Campaign” mastery learning system. It makes the challenging task of teaching maths so much easier and totally changes rate at which your students can progress. It channels students through 128 sequential Steps through 10 learning Zones from Year 1 to […]

Typing Tournament would like to extend a huge welcome to our new Twin sister : Maths Invaders Online

Typing Tournament would like to extend a huge welcome to our new Twin sister : Maths Invaders Online

Maths Invaders Online is packed full of highly innovative and motivational features shared with the massively successful Typing Tournament Online. They both interact with the EdAlive Central Teacher Management Module and Single Sign On systems making students and teachers feel instantly at home. Maths Invaders Online teach tables and maths […]

All New Student Motivation System

All New Student Motivation System

Our research has indicated that when learning to type students must engage in the process for sufficient time to build the required kinetic memory. All typing tutors struggle with the motivational challenge. Typing Tournament Online already uses a large range of effective motivators to keep students engaged but we believed […]

Typing Tips Posters released

Typing Tips Posters released

We have had many requests for posters to support the teaching of typing in the classroom. In response, we have made an initial release of 14 great posters that cover all kinds of issues relating to the teaching of typing. The series covers typing posture, Quirky QWERTY facts, the history […]

Massive and growing use right around Australia.

Massive and growing use right around Australia.

There is massive use of Typing Tournament Online right around Australia. Here’s a typical usage map that gives the picture. Every morning our server goes into overload as kids around the continent sign in and start typing. The following statistics are instructive: 50,000,000 words typed in 6 months Over 220,000 student […]

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 […]

Keyboarding and typing in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Curriculum

Schools in he Australian Capital Territory (ACT) follow the Australian Curriculum. The typing related content descriptors and elaborations of the Australian Curriculum focus mostly on keyboard awareness. Underlying them is the assumption that students can type effectively.  The assumption is that these outcomes are achieved through the teaching of touch […]

Improve your typing skills with Typing Tournament Online

Improve your typing skills with Typing Tournament Online

Improve your typing skills with Typing Tournament Online Our new-generation typing tutor! Typing Tournament Online will help you learn to use your keyboard efficiently. It features a great range of typing games for children built on top of a highly developed didactic sequence known as our Multiple Progression Model. Children […]

Keyboarding and typing in the Northern Territory (NT) Curriculum

Keyboarding and typing in the Northern Territory (NT) Curriculum Schools in he Northern Territory (NT) follow the Australian Curriculum. The typing related content descriptors and elaborations of the Australian Curriculum focus mostly on keyboard awareness. Underlying them is the assumption that students can type effectively.  The assumption is that these […]

Keyboarding and typing in the Tasmania (Tas) Curriculum

Schools in Tasmania (Tas) follow the Australian Curriculum. The typing related content descriptors and elaborations of the Australian Curriculum focus mostly on keyboard awareness. Underlying them is the assumption that students can type effectively.  The assumption is that these outcomes are achieved through the teaching of touch typing. For a […]

Keyboarding and typing in the Western Australia (WA) Curriculum

Schools in Western Australia (WA) follow the Australian Curriculum. The typing related content descriptors and elaborations of the Australian Curriculum focus mostly on keyboard awareness. Underlying them is the assumption that students can type effectively.  The assumption is that these outcomes are achieved through the teaching of touch typing. For […]

Keyboarding and typing in the South Australian (SA) Curriculum

Schools in South Australia (SA) follow the Australian Curriculum. The typing related content descriptors and elaborations of the Australian Curriculum focus mostly on keyboard awareness. Underlying them is the assumption that students can type effectively.  The assumption is that these outcomes are achieved through the teaching of touch typing. For […]

Why Learn to Touch Type?

Why Learn to Touch Type?

Typing is faster than writing When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many years ago handwriting was the primary skill people used to communicate over distance but today most are now typing what they have to convey. Just like handwriting is a skill […]

Keyboarding and typing in the Queensland (Qld) Curriculum

Schools in Queensland (Qld) follow the Australian Curriculum. The typing related content descriptors and elaborations of the Australian Curriculum focus mostly on keyboard awareness. Underlying them is the assumption that students can type effectively.  The assumption is that these outcomes are achieved through the teaching of touch typing. For a […]

United States: CCSS keyboarding and typing skills

The United States Common Core State Standards form the basis for education in the USA with most States adopting them as their standard or in dissenting States, as a minimum. Keyboarding and typing specifically addressed The Common Core State Standards specifically address the matter of keyboarding skills with a general […]

Learn to Touch Type

Learn to Touch Type

Learn Touch Typing with TypingTournament.com Touch typing is the ability to use muscle memory to find keys quickly using all ten fingers and without using the sense of sight. It is the same kind of skill piano players use. Being able to type correctly significantly improves typing speed and eliminates errors. Being able to […]