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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 […]

75% of Principals want to improve students’ typing skills

Results of the Primary Principals Association NAPLAN Online Survey 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 increase teaching time allocated to […]

Official NAPLAN Online Information, State-by-State

Each State or Territory has a NAPLAN Online timetable ACARA NAPLAN Online information To find out more about NAPLAN Online click here New South Wales timeline for NAPLAN Online To find out more about NSW NAPLAN Online timeline click here Victoria info for NAPLAN Online To find out more about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Typing in Preparation for NAPLAN Online

Holiday Typing in Preparation for NAPLAN Online

The Typing Tournament Online staff would love to wish you a safe and happy Easter and Term 1, holiday break. We know this term has been very busy for your school and would like to thank you for your on-going support in the classroom, teaching typing skills to your students. […]

All Australian states abandon online NAPLAN (2017) due to glitches

All Australian states abandon online NAPLAN (2017) due to glitches

Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald on April 19th 2017 Henrietta Cook and Timna Jacks published an article entitled: “All Australian states abandon online NAPLAN (2017) due to glitches“ Excerpts from the article are reproduced below: All Australian states and territories have now abandoned a trial of online NAPLAN tests during 2017 […]

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 […]

Be prepared for NAPLAN Online with Typing Tournament Online

Be prepared for NAPLAN Online with Typing Tournament Online

Be prepared for NAPLAN Online with Typing Tournament Online Wth over 50% of Australian schools completing NAPLAN Online in 2019 the change is well under way. We have considerable anecdotal evidence to support the position that good typing skills are important to support this transition. There are thousands of Australian […]

NAPLAN Online trials plagued with technical problems and poor keyboard skills

NAPLAN Online trials plagued with technical problems and poor keyboard skills

Timna Jacks, Education Reporter for The Age, writing on October 2nd 2016 said that the new Online NAPLAN tests have been seriously disrupted by power failures, freezing, browser issues and interrupted internet connections as well as other issues. The following excerpt from her article is instructive “They (NAPLAN trial schools) are […]

Willetton Senior High Scores Top Marks in Typing

Willetton Senior High Scores Top Marks in Typing

WILLETTON Senior High School students were recently presented with trophies for winning awards at a World Typeathon last year. The competition involved 315 participating classes worldwide. Willetton SHS was sent several class trophies for its category wins. Year 8 classes won first and second place in the advanced category awards […]

Students Type Their Way To Victory

Students Type Their Way To Victory

The students of Mrs Weeks’ Year 2/3 class at Channel Christian School have just typed their way to success by winning first place in the “Most Words Typed”, Intermediate category in the Typing Tournament World Typeathon. The Typeathon was conducted during Term 4 in 2016 and involved over 315 participating […]