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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Future Innovators Type to Victory at Kawana Waters State College

Future Innovators Type to Victory at Kawana Waters State College

Introduction 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 semester came from […]

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 […]

Reviews of Maths Invaders

Teacher Reviews “Maths Invaders is a game children will enjoy as a means of improving maths skills, a boon to busy teachers and a well-constructed programme of arithmetical skills for home use.” Ken Docksey, Teacher, ICT Coordinator & Assistant Principal, Sandon Primary School “We have been using and recommending Maths […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quarterly Typing Challenge Winners Gallery

Quarterly Typing Challenge Winners Gallery

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]