Friday, February 5, 2010

Re: online typing programs

Just piling on the kudos for TypingPal. The only caveat is that it is a
subscription service you will have to pay for each year. The upside of that
is they continue to improve the options and interface. Last year they added
a 'younger grades' view; this year they added a 'middle school' view which
is suitably challenging for my more proficient students. The administrative
set up allows you to create teacher accounts and class groups and to set
standards for each class group. You can move students between groups, etc.

You can reset student passwords by logging in as a teacher. You do NOT have
to populate the 'email address' field when you create accounts. You can
import a list of new students or you can share the code and have
students/parents sign themselves up.

Dan Berger
Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital
Washington, DC

-----Original Message-----
From: A forum for independent school educators
[mailto:ISED-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU] On Behalf Of Lorri Carroll
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 8:50 PM
Subject: online typing programs

We are looking for an online typing program for grades 2 - 8 that can
track students progress and log it via a userID (not an email address). We
are working to set benchmarks per grade level and we would like students
to be able to work at home for extra practice and have their lessons and
assessments recorded so that the teacher can see it. Does anyone know of
such a program? All of the ones we have found require an email address.
We don't want parents to have to install a program at home. We looked at
Type 2 Learn but it requires a full installation.

Lorri Carroll
Director of Technology
Hamden Hall Country Day School
1108 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
work (203) 752-2606
cell (203) 215-9833

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