Typing Quest Hops On To Tablets

December 14, 2016


The wait is over – our keyboarding courses are now available also for tablets! All the engaging keyboarding exercises that you have enjoyed on computers are now brought over to tablets in every detail. The Study Area has also been given a new refreshed look to make it a pleasure to use on touch screen.

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Gamified Keyboard Introduction – A Fun Way to Explore the Keyboard

December 14, 2016


Typing on a keyboard or tablet can be quite a challenge for young kids. Luckily, we are now creating an exhilarating solution to help little fingers find their way on the keyboard — a Gamified Keyboard Introduction.

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Feature Spotlight: Single Sign-On (SSO Integration)

November 14, 2016

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Update: HTML5 Courses Are Almost Here

September 29, 2016

We know that many of you are excited about the new HTML5 courses and eagerly waiting for the release. We are a little bit behind of the schedule and we apologize for that. Rest assured that we haven’t forgotten our promise to release the new courses. The development has taken a little longer than we anticipated forcing us to postpone the release date. Take a look at the latest update regarding the HTML5 courses:

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South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) Keyboarding Program

June 15, 2016

When Typing Master Inc.’s U.S. Sales Manager Ruth Marasco and Marketing Communication Coordinator from Typing Master’s Finnish headquarters, Sini Taskinen, traveled to South Carolina in October 2015 to visit schools and districts that are participating in Virtual SC’s Elementary Keyboarding Program, they ended up having more of an adventure than they had expected. Historic floods and reports of escaped hippos and alligators from the zoo reminded them of the colorful scenes and adventurous spirit of the company’s keyboarding program, Typing Quest. In fact, the pair was in Columbia to meet with Sharon Dublin, coordinator for the Elementary Keyboarding Program, to visit a number of school districts and to streamline the use of Typing Quest in South Carolina schools.

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This Fall Typing Quest Conquers HTML5 and Tablets!

May 9, 2016

You already know that Typing Quest courses run great on your PC and laptop using the Flash plugin. But wouldn’t it be great, not to mention convenient, to access all that engaging material without any extra plugins with PCs, laptops – and tablets!

To kick off the school year 2016 in style, Typing Quest courses are updated to HTML5. This sounds very technical but what does it mean for You, our Customer?

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TypingMaster is now Typing Quest!

April 7, 2016


TypingMaster has gone through a major upgrade these past few years. First we updated all courses to Flash and adjusted the outlook to be more colorful and adventure-like. Then, last year we released a brand new Keyboarding Kickstart course giving younger kids a chance to take the plunge into keyboarding without having to know too much about typing from the get-go.

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TypingMaster Will Be Typing Quest

February 9, 2016


TypingMaster study experience has gone through a major change during the past couple of years and we feel that it’s time for the updates to be reflected in the name as well. We are excited to announce that from April onwards TypingMaster courses will be called Typing Quest! Although the name changes, study material and all the functions remain untouched.

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TypingMaster & Flash – Tips For Added Security

November 4, 2015

Although the use of Flash in TypingMaster courses is secure, we understand that recent events in the news regarding Flash’s security have made some users hesitant to use the plug-in. TypingMaster wants to reassure customers about the security of our courses and share some information that we think users will appreciate.

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Feature Spotlight: Keyboarding Kickstart

September 17, 2015

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From Test to Success – LDAP Integration Pilot with South Kitsap School District

September 10, 2015

South Kitsap School District (SKSD) in Washington State, USA has a goal to have keyboarding basics learned by grade 6 as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In Spring 2014, Derry Lyons, Director of IT Services for SKSD contacted TypingMaster regarding the possibility of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) in their pilot of TypingMaster typing courses for the upcoming school year. The school district was familiar with TypingMaster from its screening of online typing tools in the spring and was looking for the best fit to integrate the keyboarding courses into their existing school systems.

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August Update Brings Voice-overs and a Playful Keyboard Introduction

May 29, 2015

By popular demand, TypingMaster’s August update will include some features that our customers have been wishing for! Children will especially enjoy the features as they kick off the new school year. Your friendly but until now silent guide Alex will finally have his vocal debut! In addition, the update will include games geared toward Kindergarten through Second Graders to introduce them to the keyboard. The new features are a great way to welcome returning students and new students alike to TypingMaster courses!

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TypingMaster Courses Span the Globe

March 18, 2015

TypingMaster courses know no borders! Keyboarding skills are essential so it may not come as a shock to learn that people aged 7-100 have learned to keyboard with TypingMaster’s proven course system. You might be surprised though that TypingMaster software is currently used in over 160 countries and territories around the world! It seems that people around the world appreciates our friendly courses and thoughtful approach to learning to keyboard.

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Feature Spotlight: LDAP Authentication

November 28, 2014

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Feature Spotlight: Visual Themes

October 14, 2014

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Feature Spotlight: Review Drill

October 9, 2014

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Tame that tangle of tricky words – Review Drill is here!

June 16, 2014

Summer is here and we at TypingMaster are looking forward to sunny days at the beach! The June update packs in efficient exercises that are delivered in a fun format to keep students focused and attentive. From the challenging review drill that delivers targeted practice as students race against the clock to silly elephants and arranging falling tiles, learning is easy when it’s fun! Read on to learn more!

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Changes, Challenges and Champions – Allan Hancock College Transitions To New Flash Based Courses

May 27, 2014

Allan Hancock College and Professor Jody Derry are long-time customers, having used TypingMaster software for over 10 years. Last August’s course update brought big changes for Derry, who conducted a survey to get her students’ opinion of the new program. The results were extremely positive but the update highlighted some challenges as well. Read their story about the new Flash course.

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What a Great View! Navigating TypingMaster is Now Easier Than Ever!

April 8, 2014

We have freshened up our courses by adding an updated view of the island along with descriptive labels for each typing exercise. This means that you can quickly find out which exercises are coming up at glance; you will no longer find yourself lost at sea in an ocean of different exercises – let the new labels guide you through the lessons step by step!

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Flash Update Completed! Symbols and Numeric Keypad Now Aboard

October 30, 2013

Surf’s up! We are happy to announce that all the new Flash-based courses are now aboard! The last two courses, Symbols (previously “Special marks course”) and Numeric keypad, were released today completing our great study material update. The best part is, they now utilize the same cool visual drills, friendly, step-by-step approach and engaging tropical island theme that you’ve come to know and love with the previously updated courses. So log in and give them a try!

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The New TypingMaster Course Now Officially Released!

August 19, 2013

The new TypingMaster Course has now been officially released and is available to all users!

Set on a tropical island paradise, this new typing course offers an adventurous and visually engaging environment in which students can quickly and easily develop fluent keyboarding. During each lesson students will progress along an exciting trek through the fantasy island as they complete exercises based in underwater coral reefs, thick jungle vegetation, serene beach vistas and rocky cliffs.

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Ahoy! The New Beta Course Has Landed

April 23, 2013

The beta version of the new TypingMaster Course is finally here—and it’s ready for some classroom action!

After months of intensive design and development, the all-new Flash(TM)-based typing course has reached the shores of TypingMaster Online. And the best news of all is that you can start using this beta version in your classroom now: it’s already loaded with all the core course material and ready to set sail.

Update: On the 28th of May we released the second beta version with radically updated results screen and a lot of visual improvements to exercises – go and have a look!

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Set Sail for An Adventure… Major Update Coming Soon!

March 6, 2013

Are you ready for an adventure? We will shortly launch our brand new, adventurous TypingMaster course that will take your student’s learning to a whole new level! Based on Flash(TM), this new version will bring a truly engaging learning experience to any computer.

Since last summer, the TypingMaster Team has been busy working on a major update for our typing course. Our brand new Flash-based course is swiftly coming together and we are delighted to announce that the first full beta version will be available in just a few weeks. For those of you who simply can’t wait, today we have published a sample lesson to whet your appetite and give you exclusive insights into this exciting tropical island quest!

Please read on to learn more about the new features and the anticipated release schedule.

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Problems With Java? Let’s Solve Them!

February 4, 2013

 

During the last few months the technical glitches in the latest Java 7 version has caused increasing amount of problems for the Internet users. Unfortunately some TypingMaster Online customers have also been affected, and TypingMaster Team is deeply sorry for all the inconvenience this has caused.

Easy Fixes And Workarounds
We have been actively looking for fixes and workarounds for our customers so that they can carry on typing studies with as little trouble as possible. Hopefully these instructions will help you as they have helped most of the customers that have contacted us.

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TypingMaster Online Webinar: Slides & Summary

October 27, 2012

On Tuesday, November 6th, we at TypingMaster held our 2nd webinar teacher to teacher featuring Mary Merritt of Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA. We had a wonderful turn out of participants with some great discussion and would like to feature the slides as well as some of the highlights of that day for those of you who weren’t able to make it.

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2012 Update: A Smooth Start for Learning

August 1, 2012

What if your students could type using all ten fingers fluently within 15 minutes? Now, it’s possible with our latest 2012 Update!

For many students, learning touch typing can be a frustrating task. It’s no wonder, considering there are so many new things to learn at the same time; using all ten fingers, new finger movements, the idea of home keys, learning letter positions and typing without looking at the keyboard.

In this year’s update, we’re helping students master these important skills by adding a new ‘Getting Started’ section.

With a new interactive introduction and the one-of-a-kind StarKeys drill, Typing Master provides a fresh and inspiring start for students learning to touch type. Read on to learn more!

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Past Updates – A Quick Look Back

July 26, 2012

Printable certificates were added in 2012

As our customers know, we release new features at the beginning of each school year. With the 2012 Update just around the corner, let’s take a quick look of the new features added during the past two years

2011 Update

Course Result Forecast
This totally unique feature shows the predicted final result of a student based on a thorough analysis of over 30,000 TypingMaster study records. With even just a few lessons completed, teachers can see the projected speed and accuracy scores for the final test and spot the students who need extra practice.

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