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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 […]

Enhancing Student Engagement in the Classroom through Fun

Enhancing Student Engagement in the Classroom through Fun

If you type “Enhancing Student Engagement in the Classroom” into your search engine, you’ll find many dozens of articles covering hundreds of ideas that real teachers use to achieve and maintain student engagement – because they know that engagement is key to learning. Of course, there are certain themes that recur, but no […]

Visiting the Under 10s Winners for the Maths Challenge!

Visiting the Under 10s Winners for the Maths Challenge!

In November we visited some schools to see how they use Adaptive Learning in Maths Invaders Online. This adaptive learning tests a child’s abilities in maths topics and then gives them questions suited to their skill level. We placed this revolutionary new system into Space Rescue as it is the most […]

Savvy Teachers and Students at Dalby State School Start their own Class Competition using Maths Invaders Online!

Savvy Teachers and Students at Dalby State School Start their own Class Competition using Maths Invaders Online!

The Savvy teachers and students at Dalby State School caught the attention of the staff here at EdAlive with their amazing usage of the program!  Interest was piqued when two classes from the school hit high numbers of questions answered on the Weekly Leaderboard. Eager to know more , Investigative Journalism […]

Richmond Primary School Blitzes Term 4 Maths Invaders Challenge

Richmond Primary School Blitzes Term 4 Maths Invaders Challenge

Mrs Tertipis’ Year 5/6 class from Richmond Primary SA completed 91,328 Maths Invaders questions during the Maths Invaders Online Maths Competition. This is a massive result. On average the 32 students in the class completed around 2,850 maths questions each. Graham East, the CEO of EdAlive, happened to be in […]

Full Research Details: Maths Invaders Online Adaptive Learning

Full 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 content […]

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.

Massive boost to NAPLAN Writing Task results Our research, published here has shown that Year 5 students who have learned to type with the leading touch-typing tutor, Typing Tournament Online have a clear advantage and a pathway to improved NAPLAN scores for the whole class. On average, the result for children in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keyboarding and typing and the New South Wales (NSW) Syllabus

Keyboarding and typing and the New South Wales (NSW) Syllabus

The typing outcomes in the New South Wales (NSW) Syllabus are found in the Digital Text Production Section of the K-6 English Syllabus and explicitly requires the practice of keyboard skills although no acceptable standard is set. The assumption is that these outcomes are achieved through the teaching of touch […]

Keyboarding and typing in the Queensland (Qld) Curriculum

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. Keyboarding and […]

Nimble Fingers Net Second Spot – Warrigal Road State School

Nimble Fingers Net Second Spot – Warrigal Road State School

THE students of 4C at Warrigal Road State School have typed their way to success by claiming second place in the Most Words Typed in Queensland category of the Typing Tournament: Quarter 1 Typing Challenge. Deputy principal Karen Coombes praised the students and classroom teacher Sam Heron. She said more […]

Students are reaching speeds over 45 Words Per Minute

Students are reaching speeds over 45 Words Per Minute

45 WPM for students is readily attainable 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 […]

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 […]

Matthew Gibney Catholic P.S Present Typeathon Trophy

Matthew Gibney Catholic P.S Present Typeathon Trophy

Recently, we were sent a picture of our 1st place “Most Words Typed”- Beginner overall champions receiving their class trophy and individual certificates. The students collectively typed 9,035 words and had an average speed of 10.6 wpm. Here is what their teacher Jessamy Savory had to say: “Late last year […]

Australia: Typing in the School Curricula

Australia: Typing in the School Curricula

The Australian Curriculum and the various state-based curricula and syllabi do not clearly mandate the teaching of efficient keyboarding. Neither did the preexisting state based curricula that predated the current curricula. Typically the related outcomes and content descriptors describe keyboarding in generalities and not measurable dynamics. Consequentially most Australian teachers […]

Keyboarding and Typing: Australian Curriculum

Keyboarding and Typing: Australian Curriculum

Each Australian State and Territory maintains it own department of education and is responsible for its own curriculum. Most fulfil this requirement by referring to the ACARA administered Australian Curriculum whilst NSW and Victoria use the Australian Curriculum as a base and then overlay their own structures on top of […]

Keyboarding and typing and the Victorian (Vic) Curriculum

Keyboarding and typing and the Victorian (Vic) Curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The typing related content descriptors and elaborations of the […]

5 Ways To Increase Your Typing Speed

5 Ways To Increase Your Typing Speed

How to increase your typing speed Being able to type fast is a great skill to have especially when it comes to ongoing education and the work environment. Being able to quickly and accurately type up assignments, tests, documents, replies or articles, etc. will make your day go more smoothly […]

United States: CCSS keyboarding and typing skills

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 […]

Keyboarding and typing in the South Australian (SA) Curriculum

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 […]

Keyboarding and typing in the Western Australia (WA) Curriculum

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 Tasmania (Tas) Curriculum

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 detailed […]

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 outcomes are achieved through the teaching of touch typing. […]

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

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 […]

Forrestdale students place third in worldwide competition

Forrestdale students place third in worldwide competition

Children from Forrestdale Primary School placed third in a worldwide typing competition in term four last year and earnt a trophy for their efforts. About 115 children from the school took part in the competition, which tested more than 300 classes worldwide on their typing skills. The competition had multiple […]

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 […]

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 […]

75% of Principals want to improve students’ typing for NAPLAN Online

75% of Principals want to improve students’ typing for NAPLAN Online

The Australian Primary Principals Association survey reinforces the need for typing in preparation for 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quarterly Typing Challenge Winners Gallery

Quarterly Typing Challenge Winners Gallery

Class finds key to speed – Merbein P-10

Class finds key to speed – Merbein P-10

THERE are some fast fingers at Merbein P-10 A Year 7 class was awarded third place in the Fastest in Victoria category of the Typing Tournament Quarter 1 Typing Challenge. After spending 15 minutes of each IT class learning to touch-type with the Typing Tournament online course, it never occurred […]

School’s typists are third fastest in NSW – Deniliquin Christian School

School’s typists are third fastest in NSW – Deniliquin Christian School

Deniliquin Christian School students have typed their way to success after claiming bronze in last term’s Typing Tournament. Hosted by educational published EdAlive, the school’s Year 8 students competed against more than 759 classes nation-wide to finish third in the ‘Fastest in NSW’ category. Their class typing average was more […]

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. […]

Typing Competitions : Typing Tournament And The World

Typing Competitions : Typing Tournament And The World

Typing Challenge CONGRATULATIONS to all our Typing Challenge Winners for Term 1, 2018; you should be very proud of your results! The Typing Challenge was held between the 18th and 24th of March with over 1400 classes participating worldwide. This term, we have seen a number of records broken and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tenacious Typists Win Gold!

Tenacious Typists Win Gold!

The Year 7 Students from Cerdon College have been learning to master the skill of touch-typing. Cerdon College places great emphasis on ensuring its students “receive an education that equips them to take their place as citizens … beyond their formal school years”. The determination to see this promise through […]

So You Think You Can Type?

So You Think You Can Type?

It’s Competition time again! Has your school been participating in our Bi-Annual Typing competitions? Your next chance is coming up this Sunday (The 24th of June) ! Entry is open to all schools including those on free trials. If you don’t already have an account, it’s quick and easy to start […]

Challenge 1 – Finding time to teaching typing in a crowded curriculum

Challenge 1 – Finding time to teaching typing in a crowded curriculum

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 3-4 . Many teachers find that fitting just one more thing into the crowded school programme is difficult. In the case of teaching typing skills a little work […]

Challenge 2 – Developing a whole school approach

Challenge 2 – Developing a whole school approach

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 5 . Typing is a key life skill that should be acquired and developed longitudinally. Typing Tournament has been built to help teachers achieve the relevant keyboarding curriculum […]

Challenge 3 – Breaking bad habits and substituting good habits

Challenge 3 – Breaking bad habits and substituting good habits

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 6-9 . Most students come to Typing Tournament with well-established poor typing habits. Children as young as 2 regularly interact with iPads and as they grow the approach […]

Term 2 2018 Typing Challenge Winners Announced

Term 2 2018 Typing Challenge Winners Announced

Well done to all of the students who competed in the Term Two Typing Challenge last week and congratulations to all of our winners! View the Typing Challenge Leaderboard Print personalised Typing Challenge Certificates for your students by logging in and clicking on the print icon next to the Fastest […]

Challenge 4 – Keeping students’ eyes on the screen and not the keyboard

Challenge 4 – Keeping students’ eyes on the screen and not the keyboard

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 10 . To touch type correctly students must focus their eyes on the screen and not the keyboard; the prerequisite to this skill is the establishment of automaticity […]

Challenge 5 – Keeping the student results pure and relevant

Challenge 5 – Keeping the student results pure and relevant

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 11. Sometimes, a student’s recorded results may be fail to accurately reflect a student’s typing ability, or just be plain incorrect. Generally speaking, recorded results are wrong because: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Be prepared for NAPLAN Online with Typing Tournament Online

Be prepared for NAPLAN Online with Typing Tournament Online

With 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 schools using Typing Tournament Online with many expressly indicating […]

The ACARA Literacy Progressions require Advanced Keyboarding skills

The 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 […]

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.

Challenge 6 – Maintaining motivation

Challenge 6 – Maintaining motivation

The following information has been lifted and adapted from Ed Alive’s Typing Tournament – Guide to best classroom practice © 2018 Page 13. For many students learning to type is a challenging exercise. As with all poor habits It takes a lot of discipline for a student with bad typing […]

Kids’ Drought Relief Typing Challenge – 9th to 16th September

Kids’ Drought Relief Typing Challenge – 9th to 16th September

Kids learn to touch type and help drought affected families at the same time! Many kids across Australia will be raising funds for drought relief by participating in the Term 3 Typing Tournament Online Typing Challenge. It’s free to participate and available to all schools right across Australia. Participation is […]

Emmaville Kids Love Maths Invaders Online

Emmaville Kids Love Maths Invaders Online

Emmaville Central School – Friday 24th August 2018 Thanks to Ms Alicia Cubis from Emmaville Central School and the enthusiastic group of children who hosted our Managing Director, Graham East, for a Maths Invaders Online session last week. Graham is constantly visiting schools to learn more about the way kids […]

The changing eSafety, Privacy and Security landscape for schools

The changing eSafety, Privacy and Security landscape for schools

Rapid change is with us Over the past few years, cyber threats to safety and the security of the student and teacher data contained in online learning systems have escalated. Concurrently changes in community expectations regarding the privacy and security of this personal data have increased. Fortunately, EdAlive has always […]

Winners are Grinners: Richmond Primary School places First in Typing Challenge!

Winners are Grinners: Richmond Primary School places First in Typing Challenge!

Our touch typing program Typing Tournament hosts a competition each Australian term called “Typing Challenge”. Every week, the Typing Tournament Leaderboard calculates and displays in rank order, the average speed and total words typed for each class broken down by country, state and age group. Quarterly we run a Typing Challenge […]

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

The Typing Tournament Online staff would love to wish all our Australian Users a safe and happy Term 3, 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 […]

EdAlive Central

EdAlive Central

TypingTournament is now hosted by EdAlive Central! If you haven’t already checked it out visit : https://central.edalive.com/library and see how it looks! EdAliveCentral: Powering and unifying EdAlive titles. EdAlive Central is a modularised student, teacher, class, school and parent subscription management system that supplies services to our growing range of EdAlive online […]

EdAlive Central : New and Improved

EdAlive Central : New and Improved

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 […]

Announcing the inaugural Maths Invaders Online : Maths Challenge!

Announcing the inaugural Maths Invaders Online : Maths Challenge!

The sister Program to Maths Invaders: Typing Tournament has held a quarterly competition since it’s inception in 2016. Now following in Typing Tournament’s footsteps Term 4 , 2018 brings with it the first Maths Challenge! Announcing the inaugural Maths Invaders Online Maths Challenge! The Maths Invaders Online Maths Challenge is […]

Graham East Heads North

Graham East Heads North

Our CEO, Graham East, recently travelled from our humble home in Armidale, New South Wales to visit various Queensland schools to obtain staff and student feedback about Maths Invaders Online. During these visits Graham observed classes from Eight Mile Plains State School, Nambour Christian College, Ormeau State School, Redlands College […]

Maths Invaders follows Typing Tournament with it’s Inaugural Online Challenge

Maths Invaders follows Typing Tournament with it’s Inaugural Online Challenge

Has your school been participating in our once a Term Typing competitions? Your next chance is coming up 25th Nov – 1st Dec ! Entry is open to all schools including those on free trials! If you don’t already have an account, it’s quick and easy to start one now….  […]

Hear ye, hear ye – all Villagers are here by invited to participate in the Quarterly Typing Challenge!

Hear ye, hear ye – all Villagers are here by invited to participate in the Quarterly Typing Challenge!

Maths Invaders Online has undertaken it’s first competition  but that does not mean there’s any time for rest in the Typing Tournament village! It’s Competition time again! Has your school been participating in our once a Term Typing competitions? Your next chance is coming up this Sunday (The 25th of November)! Entry is […]

Maths Challenge Winners announced & Typing Challenge is just around the corner!

Maths Challenge Winners announced & Typing Challenge is just around the corner!

Well done to all of the students who competed in the Term Four Maths Challenge last week and congratulations to all of our winners! View the Maths Challenge Leaderboard Print personalised Maths Challenge Certificates for your students by logging in and clicking on the print icon next to the class […]

Typing Tournament : Typing Challenge Winners

Typing Tournament : Typing Challenge Winners

Well done to all of the students who competed in the Term Four Typing Challenge last week and congratulations to all of our winners!  Term 4 has certainly gone out with a bang! View the Typing Challenge Leaderboard Print personalised Typing Challenge Certificates for your students by logging in and […]

Mackay West State School takes yet another prize!

Mackay West State School takes yet another prize!

Teacher, Rebecca Williams and class 5A from Mackay West State School have been doing extremely well in the Typing Challenge Competitions in 2018! The EdAlive team noticed and decided to reach out. Ms Williams was kind enough to give us a statement about their success.  “In 5A at Mackay West State […]

Future Innovators Type to Victory at Kawana Waters State College

Future Innovators Type to Victory at Kawana Waters State College

Meet the Future Innovators The Year 9 Future Innovators class FIN092A (a group of about 20 students) at Kawana Waters State College has been using Typing Tournament since Grade 7 their Digital Solutions classes and it has well prepared them. However, some of the students, who joined Future Innovators this […]

Term 4 Break!

Term 4 Break!

The Typing Tournament Online staff would love to wish all our Users a safe and happy Term 4, 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. […]

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 […]

SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) Electronic Exam and typing

SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) Electronic Exam and typing

A new online exam for South Australian students The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is a modern, internationally-recognised secondary school qualification designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and personal capabilities to successfully participate in our fast-paced global society. In 2018 the South Australian Department of Education introduced […]

Articles by teachers and Principals re the need for Typing

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 […]

Official NAPLAN Online Information, State-by-State

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 […]

WACE Requirements

WACE Requirements

The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) The WACE is awarded to senior secondary school students who satisfy its requirements. Achievement of a WACE signifies that a student has successfully met the breadth and depth standard, the achievement standard and the literacy and numeracy standard in their senior secondary schooling. […]

75% of Principals want to improve students’ typing skills

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 […]

Mooted standards based test for VCE

Mooted standards based test for VCE

VCE students to face minimum literacy, numeracy standards under proposed shake-up Victorian students could face another test in order to finish secondary school, with the State Government considering introducing minimum standards for literacy and numeracy. Education Minister James Merlino has asked the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) to review […]

Australian Standard – Keyboarding Speed Tests AS 2708-2001

Australian Standard – Keyboarding Speed Tests AS 2708-2001

The Typing Standard drives Typing Tournament Online. Since the invention of the typewriter in the 1850s the race has been on for typists to type quickly and accurately. To judge the actual speed and accuracy of typist there has long been a need for an impartial umpire. This needs is […]

Term 4 2019 Maths Challenge Winners

Term 4 2019 Maths Challenge Winners

Well done to all of the students who competed in the Term Four Maths Challenge last week and congratulations to all of our winners! Under 8’s  1E, South Melbourne Primary School, VIC  2R, Smithfield West Public School, NSW  1/2W, Emu Park State School, QLD Under 10’s  3/4KD, St Margaret Marys […]

Teacher shares their account of a 23 wpm increase in 8 months!

Teacher shares their account of a 23 wpm increase in 8 months!

As this year draws to a close, we reached out to some schools and classes which have shown growth over 2019 through using Typing Tournament Online. Mr Dennis Alexander’s class of 5G at St Mary’s School in Dubbo NSW has shown massive improvement. Over the course of 2019, 5G had an […]

Join in with our first Typing Challenge of the decade!

Join in with our first Typing Challenge of the decade!

Come one, come all to Typing Tournament Online’s first Typing Challenge of the decade! Once a semester our classes battle it out to see who is the better typist. Competing in both speed and words typed, all classes between 5-100 students will have the chance to top the leaderboard and win […]

Team Australia and EdAlive. We are here for the kids of our country.

Team Australia and EdAlive. We are here for the kids of our country.

When the Prime Minister declared on Monday night 30th March 2020 that in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic that this was a “Team Australia moment” I applauded. He had just announced over $130 billion dollars in subsidies to keep Australians in jobs. He is right. In difficult times Australians […]

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 facing […]

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 […]

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 […]